Police apprenticeships are a great way for you to kick-start your career while earning and learning. Do you want to help protect the public, make communities safe and reduce crime? As an apprentice in the police you’ll be taking risks while ensuring communities are safe and fighting crime. Police work is one of the most noble and selfless occupations within society. If you want to make a difference to the lives of others for the better, then an apprenticeship in the police force could be the right route for you to establish a career.
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What do the Police Apprenticeships involve?
The Police Apprenticeship Scheme gives you the chance to grow within a large organisation where you’ll be employed by the police and have a huge amount of time invested in you. Are you looking for a credible alternative to traditional learning routes such as university? Looking to avoid student debt? The police Apprenticeship could be the perfect foundation for you to develop your knowledge and take your first steps onto the career ladder.
Police apprenticeships involve a work-based learning package which combines on the job training and academic study giving you the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience, a nationally recognised qualification and in demand skills relevant to the police industry.
Do you enjoy facing challenges, problem solving and want to contribute to keeping the community safe? If so, a police Apprenticeship could be the answer you’ve been looking for!
The New Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
Do you want to get a debt free degree? Keen to begin your career in the police force? A new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship was introduced in June which provides an alternative route into the police force. Previously, you would have to complete a 2 year learning and development programme but now you can get straight into the world of work through 3 year Police Constable Apprenticeship which will enable you to become a fully qualified police constable with a degree qualification! As an apprentice you’ll be learning while you train and developing an in depth knowledge of different areas of the business such as policing, supporting vulnerable people and cyber crime.
What do I need to Apply?
To apply for a police Apprenticeship you’ll need to be aged 18-55 and have a recognised level 2 qualification in Maths and English. Level 3 is preferable but not essential.
As a police officer you will be putting communities at the heart of what you do while working towards reducing crime and the fear of crime. You will also be working towards building a relationship with the local people while helping to deal with the issues that matter most to them. Policing will enable you to work in partnership with the public and other organisations and make a real difference to the local community.
Your daily job expectations may include the following:
- You’ll learn how to respond to incidents, preserve scenes and give evidence when necessary
- To be able to safely and lawfully arrest, report and detain individuals
- Conduct investigations
- Interview victims, witnesses and suspects
- Able to share information and intelligence to further policing-related outcomes
- Search individuals, vehicles, premises and outside
Applying for Police Apprenticeships
To apply for a Police apprenticeship you can check out a wide range of police forces websites local to your area or find out more from the Institute for Apprenticeships.
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