University and GMP co-present Police event as part of National Apprenticeships Week

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The University of Salford’s student policing teams and Greater Manchester Police are joining forces next week to host a webinar about entry routes into policing.

The online event will take place on MS Teams on Monday 5 February 6pm to 7.30pm as part of National Apprenticeships Week.

The talk is aimed at anyone who is considering a role in the police. The webinar will show which courses suit different applicants as well as explaining the police recruitment process and flagging important deadlines.

The event will include a range of GMP colleagues including a Chief Inspector as well as Police Officers and Trainers. They will each talk about their experiences working in policing, GMP force priorities and challenges and what progression and promotion opportunities are available.

Bethany Hepher, Project Manager at the University and leader of the event says: “The policing webinar is open to anyone who is thinking about a police career, whether they want to change jobs or they have just left school.

As part of National Apprenticeships Week, the University of Salford Policing team are also hosting a Career Drop-in service as well as a celebratory lunch for policing apprentices. In addition the University will be holding its Annual Apprenticeship Awards evening during the Week, when several policing apprentices and a sergeant working as part of the team have been nominated.

Bethany adds: “We can’t wait to celebrate the achievements of our policing students during National Apprenticeships Week. We are really proud of our collaboration with Greater Manchester Police and will be highlighting this important partnership throughout the Week.”

In 2021 the University of Salford launched collaborative policing programmes including the PCDA (Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship) and Degree Holder Entry Programme (Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice) in collaboration with GMP and UCLAN. 

The University also delivers the PPD (Professional Policing Degree) which is an undergraduate degree course and is not work-based. The University opened the new courses as part of its Social Sciences Directorate, and currently has 940 students studying to become fully qualified police officers.

Free tickets for the Policing Careers Webinar can be booked here http://tinyurl.com/mr2tc4t2

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