Expressions of Interest - Police Constable

Contract Type
Emergency Services
£21,402 plus £2,500 regional allowance
Expiry Date
Careers don’t come more rewarding than this. Tackling crime, taking knives off the streets, engaging and educating young people and being the person everyone looks towards for help.

Job Description

A Police Officer’s role is demanding and diverse – no two days are the same.

We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who’ll have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.

In return, we promise a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification in Policing Practice and the pride that comes from helping others. You will become part of our policing family; dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) is one of the new entry route for Police Constables.

A three-year apprenticeship programme, you will be employed as an officer from day one, gaining valuable experience of the role alongside studying towards a Degree in Professional Policing Practice. Study will be a mix of on and off the job and you will be awarded your degree at the end of the three year programme and with completion of your probation period. You will be paid a full salary of £21,402 per annum plus £2,500 South East Allowance and will not be charged any tuition fees – therefore no need for student loans


To apply for the PCDA, you will need to:

  • be aged 17 years or over when you submit your application (18 by appointment)
  • have lived in the UK for 3 continuous years immediately prior to application
  • have leave to enter, or leave to remain in the UK for an indefinite period
  • have a current full UK manual driving licence, by the time of appointment
  • have achieved GCSE/Level 2 functional skills in both Maths and English (A*-C/9-4) or educational equivalent. You will need to provide copies of your qualifications with your application form.
  • have achieved two A-Levels or Level 3 equivalent, with a minimum overall of 48 UCAS points: One A level (A* - C) (not including AS Level) AND One A level (A* – E) or AS level in a different subject. Applicants can also hold a Level 3 BTEC as long as this qualification, or combination of qualifications meets the minimum 48 UCAS Tariff Points.

You will be required to upload evidence of your English, Maths and Level 3 qualification before submitting your application. If you do not hold a level 3 qualification, but meet one of the exemption criteria outlined above, please complete and upload the attached ‘level 3 eligibility criteria form’. We understand that sometimes certificates can be lost or damaged. If you are unable to locate your certificates, please email who can advise if replacements are required.

  • not be a current or previous member of a proscribed terrorist group or organisation
  • not have tattoos which cause offence
  • not have six penalty points or more on your driving licence

Contact Details

If you have any queries – please contact

Diversity Statement

Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.

We are very keen to encourage applications from those that have never considered policing as a career. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings.

We are actively working on a range of activities to improve this and one of the proactive ways we are seeking to increase representation is via a bespoke mentoring scheme which is aimed at guiding applicants from diverse communities through the recruitment process.

For more information email