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“Recruitment for the new Police Constable degree apprenticeship scheme is now open.

In July, West Yorkshire Police announced its aim to recruit and train police officers alongside Leeds Trinity University, with new recruits joining the force as police constable degree apprentices or as police constable degree holders.

Under the degree apprenticeships, trainee officers will study towards a degree in Professional Policing Practice as part of a three-year training programme.

The training will be carried out at West Yorkshire Police’s state-of-the-art training and development centre at Carr Gate and at Leeds Trinity’s campus in Horsforth.

The university fees will be paid for by the Force and trainees will be paid police officers from day one.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: “We are delighted to open our recruitment window for our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships for the first time.

“Being a police officer, you will quickly find that no two days are the same. It is both a rewarding and challenging role, but you will constantly be learning new skills, meeting new people and helping the most vulnerable in our community.

“The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’, and will teach you how to deal with increasingly sophisticated crime.

“As you work through your apprenticeship, you can look to focus in areas such as being a detective, becoming a valued member of our roads policing unit, or becoming a familiar face in the community as a specialist in our neighbourhood policing teams.”

The recruitment window is open to 11.55pm on Monday 7th October.

To find out more information and to find out how to apply, go to: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/jobs-volunteer/police-officers/police-officers