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Applications open for Lancashire Police apprenticeships

Posted on - 11th March, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
PCC Clive Grunshaw
PCC Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire Constabulary is welcoming applications for its Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme.

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To mark applications opening, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw talked with an officer who joined the force through the degree apprenticeship programme.

PC Steph Burrows joined Lancashire Constabulary in 2020 and is completing the three-year programme whilst training on the job.

Student officers alternate between periods of study and working on the front line. By the time they finish their apprenticeship, they will be well prepared to specialise in their chosen field of policing, immediate response, community, road, intelligence, or investigation.

PC Steph and the Lancashire Crime Commissioner

Talking to the Commissioner about her experience so far, PC Burrows said: “It has been good to mix learning new things that will help me in my policing career whilst also getting out and about and involved in front line policing work at the same time.

“I joined Lancashire Constabulary because I want to help people, keep people safe and make a positive difference in my work and this is the perfect place to do that.”

Mr Grunshaw added: “I’m really pleased to see the Degree Apprenticeship Programme progressing and officers like Steph getting the opportunity to learn new skills and gain new qualifications, all whilst helping to keep Lancashire safe and meet the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan.

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“It is always great to talk to new officers who bring with them fresh ideas and a real excitement to work hard for everyone in the county and tackle crime.

“This is another example of where we are building back policing in Lancashire, bringing in new officers and investing in the force after years of reducing budgets from Government meant that officers have been doing more with less.

“My message is clear – we want our bobbies back. I will continue to stand up for Lancashire to ensure we receive a fair, long term funding settlement that sees more officers in our communities making a positive difference for all the people of the county.”

To apply for the apprenticeship programme, visit the Lancashire Constabulary jobs website. Applications close on Monday 15 March.

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