West Mercia Police Authority

Police Officer Degree Apprenticeship West Mercia Police


West Mercia Police Authority

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Annual wage £21,525.00
40.0 hours per week The police constable degree apprenticeship is based on 40 hours per week and will follow a regular policing shift pattern, which will include day, evening, night and weekend working.
duration: 3 years
start: 6 January 2020
Degree(level 6)
Police Constable Level 6 (Degree with honours) (apprenticeship standard)
150 positions available
31 December 2019 (application closing date)
Do you want to be a police officer? Would you like to study for a degree in Professional Policing Practice – without tuition fees? Entry into the police service has changed – and West Mercia Police is one of the first forces in the country to recruit officers to study for a degree apprenticeship while they work.


As a police constable degree apprentice, you will study while you develop in the job role. You will spend 80% of your time learning while working on the job, and 20% of your time digitally enabled learning. 

You’ll log onto our partner university’s system to watch lectures and access learning modules from your computer, without needing to travel to campus on a regular basis.

When you’re not studying, you will work with police colleagues on rotation across our teams. Daily duties will vary dependant upon your rotation and you will have the opportunity to gain experience as part of our neighbourhood policing, frontline response, and investigations teams.

You will be a part of our policing team from your first day and will be helping to solve some of the most serious crimes and catch those responsible.

Duties may include:

  • Responding to calls for help from the public
  • Investigating crimes and offences
  • Interviewing suspects and making arrests
  • Giving evidence in court

Future Prospects

Once you have successfully completed the three year police constable degree apprenticeship, you will be posted into a police constable role within the West Mercia Police force.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, attention to detail, customer care skills, problem solving skills and analytical skills.

Qualities Required

Attention to detail, logical, team working, initiative, non-judgemental, patience and be physical able to meet the demands of the role.

Qualifications Required

You must hold Level 2 maths and English (i.e. GCSE A*-C or 9-4 or equivalents) AND Level 3 or A-Level, NVQ, BTEC or equivalent, worth 64 UCAS points or more.

You can check your UCAS points by visiting: http://bit.ly/2ORLahP 

Training Provided

Training to be provided

You will complete a Level 6 Police Constable degree apprenticeship with Staffordshire University, Warwickshire Police’s partner for this apprenticeship programme. The off the job training element of the programme will take place within the Warwickshire county and will be supported by rotations on a neighbourhood policing team, a response team at the frontline of our emergency service or in one of our investigations teams – helping to solve some of the most serious crimes and catch those responsible.

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