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Imagine having the opportunity to gain a degree without accumulating any student debt. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

Dorset Police offer different levels of apprenticeship ranging from Intermediate Level 2 right through to a level 6 & 7 on a temporary and permanent basis.

Higher and degree apprenticeships are big news and with good reason. They’re incredible options for people who want it all – a recognised qualification, developing professional skills and the chance to earn whilst you learn.

No accumulation of any student debt, as tuition fees are paid by the employer and/or the government. Thousands of people nationwide are already benefitting from this incredible opportunity and you could be one of them.

Dorset Police offers apprentices the opportunity to gain practical and relevant experience in many fast-paced, desirable and thriving departments.

Apprentices are trained primarily in work, and are supported by a training provider. 20% of your paid time will be spent off-the-job, developing skills and furthering your knowledge.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for apprenticeships vary by role and level and are dependent on your existing skills, grades and work experience.

As long as you are 16, not in full time education and live in England you are eligible to apply for an apprenticeship.

If you are a motivated, hard-working, dedicated individual who wants to earn while you learn and work for one of the highest performing police services, then an apprenticeship may be for you.

Apprentices are highly employable – 97% of apprentices say their apprenticeship has improved their ability to do their job, and 92% of in-work apprentices said their apprenticeship has had a positive impact on their job and career.

Please see below link where any apprentice vacancies will be advertised along side police staff vacancies.

Positive Action

We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve, as we recognise that having a diverse workforce makes us more approachable and relevant to our communities. In order to achieve this we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’.

‘Positive action’ is when an employer takes steps to help or encourage certain groups of people with different needs, or who are disadvantaged in some way.

We would like to encourage applications from BAME communities, women, and people with disabilities, young people and those from the LGBT community.

If you would like further information about this scheme and the support available please provide us with your contact details in order for a member of our Positive Action Team to contact you.

Please follow this link to provide your contact details

(Please note, this will take you through to the Devon & Cornwall Police Positive Action site. This is because Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police are working together on promoting Positive Action)


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