Policing

Policing

“Policing involves responding to incidents and carrying out criminal investigations”

Focusing on defence policing, this apprenticeship will see you employed as a non-commissioned officer, acting as the first responder to incidents and carrying out investigations into criminal offences such as thefts, assaults and traffic accidents. You would also undertake some administrative duties, including completing forms, writing reports and liaising with colleagues. You need to have a mature, determined and self-confident attitude. Investigating and detecting crime demands an inquisitive but open mind, as well as a genuine interest in police work. You will be able to work unsupervised, and to think and act independently. This apprenticeship was initially offered by the Royal Military Police, but may be offered elsewhere, depending on need.

Duration: 14 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum