The Police have designed a new graduate scheme called Police Now along the lines of Teach First. They are currently recruiting 50 graduates to work in the Met, with a view to expanding the intake outside London later on. Graduates can still apply for The Police via the usual entry route.
What is Police Now?
Police Now is a 2 years development/leadership programme for graduates, where the graduates taken on board will have the role of a Dedicated Ward Officer and will be THE go-to person for their own ward (ward = an area of London of about 22 streets). At the end of the 2 years, the graduates will have the option to stay with the Police, or apply for jobs with the programme’s Platinum sponsors (e.g. PwC). This is why Police Now is very similar to Teach First and Front Line (for Social Work training).
What’s in it for grads?
- £29,000 per annum; free travel around London; 22 days of holiday
- Quick application process: 6 weeks from application to offer
- Responsibility from Day One
- They will be able to make a difference in people’s lives Continue Reading