Seven degree apprenticeship police officers welcomed to Hertfordshire Constabulary
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Seven new police officers have been formally welcomed to Hertfordshire Constabulary at their passing out parade last Thursday 13 July.
The cohort of six men and one woman includes a former falconer and manager from Center Parcs, two engineers, a store assistant, a builder’s merchant manager, a retail manager and an ex-slope patroller from the Hemel Ski Centre.
They have started their policing careers via a debt-free, fully funded degree apprenticeship, which combines on the job learning with a competitive salary starting at £29,682 and other benefits.
The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) is 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.
Family and friends of the seven apprenticeship police officers came along to help celebrate their achievement at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City. They were officially welcomed by Assistant Chief Constable, Genna Telfer, who presented them with framed certificates, marking the end of their initial training, with other senior officers and trainers in attendance.
ACC Telfer said: “It was my pleasure to congratulate our new recruits on their achievement and welcome them to our police family serving the communities of Hertfordshire, helping to make them safer by preventing crime and harm.
“As they begin their careers, I am sure they will make a positive difference to people throughout the county, upholding the highest standards of policing.”
Hertfordshire Constabulary is a force that’s putting prevention first to reduce crime and harm, and for those wanting to become police officer, who do not already have a degree, this is a great opportunity to earn while you learn and make a genuine, positive difference to people from all walks of life.