Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships - Want to earn while you learn? - Open to all ages

Apprenticeships are a great way to do just that. Whilst learning on and off the job, you will earn a salary, undertake a professional qualification.

Traditionally apprenticeships were associated with on-the-job training for young people, typically aged 16 to 24.

This is no longer the case!   There is no longer any upper age limit!

Today, if a role is advertised as an apprenticeship, if successful, you will learn your new role and undertake the relevant qualification specified. The qualification level will be specified in any advert, and depending on the role may can be GCSE (Level 2) up to Masters (Level 7). During the period you learn, you will earn the salary specified and on successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be paid the full salary for the role.

Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police is in the process of implementing an apprenticeship programme, with the aim of recruiting a number of apprentices between 2017 and 2020, across a range of roles, including police officers, PCSOs, and our vital support functions such as HR, Finance and IT. As an apprentice, we will support you to meet your full potential with practical and academic training, alongside developing your workplace skills enabling you to succeed in your role and beyond. In addition, we offer further opportunities beyond your apprenticeship to develop and further your career.

Our offer:

  •  An exciting start to your career with Dorset Police or Devon and Cornwall Police
  •  Achievement of a nationally recognised qualification
  •  Employee benefits including a competitive salary, holiday entitlement and pension access 
  •  A real alternative to college or university 

Police Staff Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Police Officer Opportunities

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Development opportunity for existing staff and officers

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