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Police recruit for new policing apprenticeship in Northamptonshire

Friday, March 2, 2018                                   

Northamptonshire Police is currently seeking applications for its new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme due to launch in September this year.

The Force is one of the first in the country to introduce the new programme, which has been developed by the College of Policing and is one of three new routes into policing that will be in place by 2020.

The PCDA enables entrants to receive practical, on-the-job training alongside academic theory and knowledge while also earning a wage. 

The new programme is a structured three-year degree apprenticeship, which will be delivered by Northamptonshire Police in partnership with an approved higher education institute who will validate and award the degree. 

Workforce Planning Manager Laura Pettitt said: “This is an exciting development for Northamptonshire Police and we are pleased to be one of the first forces to introduce the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.

“The degree programme will give student officers both the practical training and academic learning they need to become effective and skilled police officers. They will perform the paid role of police constable, developing operational competence while attaining a degree in policing. 

“Our officers work hard to protect people from harm and help make our diverse communities safer. We’re encouraging applications from people from all walks of life so if you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you.

“Policing is a challenging but highly rewarding role and the PCDA is a great route into an exciting and varied career. 

To find out more about the new programme, click here or visit www.northants.police.uk/careers and click on the PCDA recruitment section. The closing date for applications is 11 March. 

For more information about national police officer recruitment, visit www.college.police.uk

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