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Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship West Mercia Police

As a Police Constable Degree Apprentice, you’ll be working as a full time police officer, earning a starting salary of £24,219, and learning crucial skills and practices to become a fully qualified officer. You'll also gain a paid-for degree level qualification on the job from Staffordshire University in Professional Policing Practice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shift pattern to be confirmed including nights and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    30 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice police officer your learning with take place over 3-years and will include classroom based training, coupled with online digital learning and practical experience that you'll gain working as a police officer within the policing teams in either Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford or Worcestershire.

You will join your new colleagues at a local police station to respond to incidents, investigate crime, take part in community engagement and help problem solve some of the biggest challenges our communities face.

We will support you throughout your learning. You will be provided with a dedicated Tutor Constable, who will be your first point of contact, along with your fellow policing colleagues and your line manager who will guide and advise you during your training.

In the final year of your course, you will have the opportunity to specialise in either Advanced Response, Roads Policing and Communities, to work directly within the communities we serve as a frontline Police Officer or in Advanced Investigations, Intelligence and Information if you are looking to become a Detective.

As a Police Constable Degree Apprentice you will achieve a Level 6 (degree level) qualification in Professional Policing Practice.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Police Constable (integrated degree) Standard.

Degree in Professional Policing Practice.

Onsite at Hindlip police Headquarters and throughout West Mercia.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Set out on a career path that could see you specialise as a detective, firearms officer, dog handler, work in traffic or be the trusted, familiar face of West Mercia Police in the community. 

Following graduation, you will be able to qualify and apply for senior roles at the rank of Sergeant and later at higher ranks.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Public service


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
Other General Education (Grade 64 UCAS points) Desired

Things to consider

Eligibility criteria (on website) Are willing to work shifts, nights and weekends (including public holidays) Are able to be flexible about where you work (throughout West Mercia)

About the employer

West Mercia Police provides a quality policing service, protecting people from harm. We are visible and open to all, inspiring everyone to take pride in and feel ownership of their service.


West Mercia Police


Hindlip Hall





West Mercia Police Recruitment

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Police constable ( integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023