Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Bedfordshire
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship - now open!
Bedfordshire Police are inviting applications for the role of Police Constable through the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship.
The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship combines on the job learning with working towards a fully funded degree, all while earning a competitive salary and making a difference to East of England communities. You’ll be a police officer from the day you join - embarking on an exciting career like no other.
We strongly advise that you read the information available on our website prior to completing the application form as it contains important information and guidance; the information will assist you with making a successful application and also provides a comprehensive overview of the entry requirements.
Please note, for Bedfordshire internal candidates, if you are currently a Communications Operator, Detention Officer or a PCSO you will need to have completed a minimum level of service in that role before applying for the role of Police Officer. This is to ensure the Bedfordshire Police receives a return on investment on the training invested for your current role. This 12 months for PCSO's and 18 months for both Communications Operators and Detention Officers.
Bedfordshire Police is committed to fairness towards all members of the community. We are looking for individuals with a range of skills and experiences from a mixture of backgrounds in order to deliver an excellent Police service. We welcome and encourage applications from all diverse groups from within our communities.
Please note that all applications received will undergo the shortlisting stage within a month from submission. If you are successful in the police officer application you will then be asked to provide evidence of your academic qualifications for assessment by Anglia Ruskin University. In anticipation of this, please ensure that you have evidential certificates available, for all qualifications. If you do not have copies of your GCSE, O Level, CSE or A-Level you can request a certified statement of results. Please view https://www.gov.uk/replacement-exam-certificate for more information. If these are not supplied when requested, this will either result in us being unable to continue with your application or delays to your progress.
Before beginning the application please ensure you meet the academic requirements to apply for the PCDA; You must have Level 2 Qualifications in Maths & English GRADE A-C or 4-9 and two A Levels or equivalent (Level 3) in any subject totalling a minimum of 64 UCAS points. If you do not have the Level 3 qualifications required, we do accept some career experience (two years+) as an equivalent; Armed Forces (4 years), Nursing/Care sector, Social Work, Youth Work, Charity Work, Teaching, Justice & Law Enforcement, Police Staff – Custody, Public Contact and Investigative Roles, PCSO, Special Constable (independent for min of 2 years), Criminal Justice, CPS, Court Service, Border Force, Prison Service, Local Authority roles with Police, Ambulance Service, Fire Service, Cyber/Digital & Financial Fraud Roles or roles focused on promotion of equality of opportunity & inclusion.
If you need further advice and support on how to gain the minimum entry requirements, please view the attached document ‘Qualification Guidance’.
The next step in the process, after a successful application and review by ARU, is the virtual national assessment centre) will take place from May 2021 onwards. Should you be successful at all the selection and pre-employment stages you will be commencing training on intakes from October 2021.
If you have existing service as a Police Officer, please do not apply through this vacancy but through the Transferee/Rejoiner advert.