Metropolitan Police Service - Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Metropolitan Police Service

Join the Met as a police constable through our Degree Apprenticeship and start a career that matters. Find out if a career with the Met is what you’re looking for and what kind of challenges, experiences and rewards you could have in store.

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

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Closing date: 01 Jan 2025

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The starting salary is £36,775, rising to over £37,775 in week 30 if you meet the required standard. On successful completion you’ll earn £40,387. All salaries including allowances. Salary will increase up to over £54,000 within seven years.

  • Working week

    After initial training - 24, 7 day a week shift work. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2025

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1000 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Do you like a challenge where no two days are the same?
  • Want to make a difference to the lives of Londoners every day?
  • You'll investigate, protect, negotitate, bring offenders to justice and much more

The training you will be getting

Our PCDA pathway, fully funded by the Met, recognises policing as a degree-level profession. The PCDA is a vocational course that focuses on practical learning and is specifically tailored to help you start your career in policing.

From day one you’ll be employed as a police officer spending most of your time on the frontline working alongside your team, turning your learning into practical experience.  

The PCDA is delivered in partnership with four London universities: Brunel University, University of West London, Anglia Ruskin University, and University of East London.

It is a three-year apprenticeship programme for non-degree holders resulting in a BSc degree in Professional Policing Practice.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A job that comes with excellent pay and benefits, stability but with varied career progression and opportunities for promotion like no other employer can offer. You could work with our dogs and horses, become a cybercrime specialist or keep the River Thames safe in our Marine Unit. Maybe you’ll excel at financial investigation or supporting the victims of domestic abuse. Ultimately, it will be up to you to choose your path.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 64 UCAS points) Essential

About the employer

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world – and policing it is no easy task. It takes a huge number of people from all sorts of different backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience. Join the UK’s largest police force. Find out if a career with the Met is what you’re looking for and what kind of challenges; experiences and rewards you could have in store.


Metropolitan Police Service


London - various




01633 632500

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Police constable (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

It can take around six months for people to complete our recruitment process. At each stage you will be contacted by our recruitment team, who will provide you with more information and support you throughout.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jan 2025