Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Metropolitan Police Service

Now more than ever, start a career like no other in London’s Met. Do you want a challenge? Do you want to be part of a brilliant team all working hard to keep London safe for everyone? A job where no two days are the same, but you know you are making a difference to millions of Londoners? If you do - join the Met as a Police Constable.

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Now more than ever, start a career like no other in London’s Met.

Do you want a challenge? Do you want to be part of a brilliant team all working hard to keep London safe for everyone? A job where no two days are the same, but you know you are making a difference to millions of Londoners? If you do - join the Met, as a Police Constable.

This is your chance to be part of the team who keeps our capital city safe. If you’ve got good communication skills, love teamwork, thrive on variety and don’t want to be tied to a desk - then this is the job for you. As a Police Constable, you’ll protect, investigate, negotiate, bring offenders to justice and much more. It’s a job that makes a difference to people’s lives every day – often at the time they need you the most.

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 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 and the only limit will be your ambition.

To help juggle your commitments, you can now join and train with us on a part time basis, so you’ve got the flexibility you need to achieve your goal of becoming a Police Constable.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) keeping London safe for everyone whilst earning a degree for you.

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.

Embark on an interesting and rewarding career at the Met with our new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) and earn a competitive salary, while studying towards a fully funded degree.

Open to non-degree holders, this three-year apprenticeship programme provides you with the opportunity to learn as you earn and achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice on successful completion.

  • Wage

    £23,350.00

  • Working week

    40 hour week. Shift pattern to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Date posted

    23-03-2022

  • Expected start date

    02-10-2022

  • Closing date

    01-10-2022

  • Standards

    Police constable ( integrated degree) (level 6)

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree

  • Reference number

    VA1835029

  • Training Provider

    National Apprenticeship Service

  • Location

    SW1A 2JL


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

Personal qualities

London is one of the most diverse cities in the world, the mix of cultures and communities is what brings this city to life. That's why we welcome officers from all backgrounds who are committed to making a difference.

  • We are looking for someone who is compassionate, resilient and above all dedicated to making this city a safer place
  • Our key core values are professionalism, courage, integrity and compassion and we expect all of our apprentices to act in accordance with these

Qualifications

Future prospects

Once you have completed the programme, you will be an experienced Police Constable and will be able to pursue a wide variety of career options.

These include (but are not limited to):

  • Becoming a Detective
  • Working as a Traffic Officer, Dog Handler, Marine Patrol Officer, Digital Policing
  • Protecting the Royal Family
  • Working with neighbourhood policing units or Counter-Terrorism units and so much more

As an Officer, your base salary will increase annually and typically, Police Constables with seven years’ service can expect to earn circa £48,000 (including allowances).

Things to consider

Our salaries consist of a number of location allowance and London weightings, so although the pre-probation salary is £23,350, the total package is £30,000 (rising to £33,000 on completion of probation). 


About the Employer

As one of the world’s oldest, largest and most diverse police services, we’ve kept London safe for the last 193 years.

Employer

Metropolitan Police Service