Try the bleep test, join a fun self-defence training session and learn about police careers with Hertfordshire Constabulary between 1pm and 9pm on Saturday 8 October at our training centre in Welwyn Garden City.
We’ve got the whole team coming along to give you a taste of life as a police officer, from detectives to dog handlers, roads policing to the recruitment team, who can explain the application process, apprenticeship degrees and how training works for post-graduates.
Career changers, school and university leavers, if you’ve no idea what to do next, come along! There are so many opportunities in policing. You’ll make a real difference in your community, reducing crimes and making people safer.
Sergeant Mark Essam said: “Policing offers so many career opportunities and if I had my time again I would do exactly the same! Of course, it is a 24/7 service, and you’ll work a range of shifts, including nights, as we cover 365 days a year. You may not always be at home for Christmas or birthdays, but what you will get is the satisfaction of working in a job like no other.
“You’ll be highly trained and well supported as you help countless people through some of the most difficult situations they have ever faced, supporting victims and witnesses and providing reassurance. It’s so rewarding.”
If you’ve started your police officer application journey, pop along and pick up some great interview tips.
It’s worth noting that in October, applications close for the traditional Initial Police Learning and Development Programme course where you train to be a police officer over two years with candidates considered even if you don’t have GCSE maths and English, usually minimum requirements.
You'll receive training and support throughout your career to help you manage the demands of policing.