Meet Ryan, one of our student police officers on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship
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It’s National Apprenticeship Week and if you’re looking for a varied and exciting apprenticeship, we might have what you’re after!
Ryan, 27, one of our student police officers explained why he started the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship with Hertfordshire Constabulary: “Before joining I was a sous chef, the Positive Action team reached out to me regarding my autism and told me about the support they can put in place and have provided to help me. It was what drove me to choose Hertfordshire Constabulary over other police forces.
“It has been my dream since I was eight years old to become a police officer. I have a passion for helping people and want to make a difference in the world through fighting crime.”
Ryan said he enjoyed the hands-on approach to learning through role play, which allowed him to learn more than he would simply through lectures alone.
Having completed his initial training, Ryan formally passed out last Friday 3 February and on Monday 13 February he starts his first posting in Hertford.
“I’m looking forward to going out and making a real, positive difference, meeting my team and fulfilling my lifelong dream,” he smiled.
You can apply for a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship now, it’s a three-year, work-based practical course which enables apprentices to join as a police officer and achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice.
The apprenticeship combines on the job learning with working towards a fully funded degree, while earning a competitive salary starting at £29,682 and other benefits.
You’ll be supported by a friendly team and welcomed, whatever your background.