South African Police Service
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Interviews at South African Police Service

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at South African Police Service.

Interview experience

Based on 1 028 interviews
Favorable

Interview difficulty

Based on 1 030 interviews
Medium

Interview process length

Based on 997 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at South African Police Service

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 5.

Interview process length
More than one month
38%
About a month
28%
About a day or two
12%
About two weeks
11%
About a week
10%
Most reported steps
Written test
50%
On-site interview
33%
Background check
25%
Problem solving exercises
21%
Group interview
18%
Least reported steps
Drug test
11%
They have no interview
1%
Take-home/sample work
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at South African Police Service

  • It was all about your positive attitude and if you can work with people and what do you want out of the police on the long run.
    Shared on 8 September 2018 - DATA TYPIST - Gauteng
  • It is straight forward
    Shared on 3 May 2017 - Communication Officer - Pretoria, Gauteng
  • ApplyWrite assessment testsGet invited for an interviewGet Vetted
    Shared on 3 April 2017 - Senior Admin Clerk - Kagiso, Gauteng
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Interview questions at South African Police Service

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Do you have any tattoos?
    Shared on 18 July 2020
  • Are you prepared to work until you reach pension?
    Shared on 7 November 2019
  • What is Batho Pele means
    Shared on 20 October 2019

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Interview tips at South African Police Service

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)69%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)13%
  • They didn’t have a dress code11%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)4%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)3%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at South African Police Service

  • Be your self and relax
    Shared on 22 November 2022 - Human Resources Administrator - Philippi, Western Cape
  • Be brutally honest
    Shared on 7 November 2022 - Designated Firearms officer - Mthatha, Eastern Cape
  • Keep calm and focus. Think thoroughly to provide effective feedback.
    Shared on 29 December 2019 - Volunteering Experiential Learning• Administration - Cape Town, Western Cape

The first interview at South African Police Service

How candidates got an interview
  • Paper application51%
  • Walk-In13%
  • Recruiter contacted me12%
  • Other9%
  • Employee referral5%

How candidates received their first interview at South African Police Service

  • I was called for an interview and was asked a few questions and then later was called in to start working
    Shared on 12 August 2021 - Admin clerk - Laudium, Gauteng
  • Word of mouth
    Shared on 3 June 2019 - Project Manager-Disability management - Polokwane, Limpopo
  • After I went through physical training and psychotic tests. The interview was very professional
    Shared on 8 April 2019 - police officer - Potchefstroom, North West
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