Join the Metropolitan Police as a Police Constable (PC) on our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) pathway and start a career unlike any other, in one of the most diverse cities in the world and help keep Londoners safe.
We offer a varied and rewarding career with excellent pay, benefits, development and opportunities for progression.
As well as our PCDA pathway there are a number of options to join; all of which are fully funded. You can choose the option that best fits your qualifications, experiences and how you prefer to learn. Whichever entry route you choose you will be set up with the skills and experience you need to succeed as a police officer.
As a PC, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of Londoners every day. The role of an officer is much more than blue lights and fast cars. You’ll build relationships with local communities, reduce crime, support victims and keep people safe. No day is ever the same but every day you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that what you do has made a real difference to the lives of Londoners.
Right from the start, you’ll be playing a vital role in helping to protect Londoners.
Once you have passed your probation you can choose the direction you want your career to take with endless opportunities for progression, whether you want to move up the ranks or join a specialist team there will be a role suited to you.
The Metropolitan Police Service, known as the Met, is the UK’s largest police service. Founded by Sir Robert Peel in 1829 it is also one of the oldest. He set the principle of policing by consent – policing is at its best when it recognises that trust and support of communities is fundamental to reducing crime.
The Met recognises that public trust has been falling and is determined to work hard to rebuild the trust and install confidence across London’s communities.
That’s why we’re building A New Met for London where communities know their local officers, help to shape their policing priorities, and work with them to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour; and when victims call us for help, they’re satisfied with our response.
We are looking for people that share our values of respect; integrity; empathy; courage and who want to strive to build trust. London’s communities are ever-changing and we want to be more representative of those we serve.
Our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) means you can earn as you learn, gaining a (BSc) Hons degree in Professional Policing Practice. The Met covers all qualification fees so there’s no cost to you, it’s all fully funded.
It’s a three-year programme, which combines learning with policing London’s streets. The three years count as your probation. On successful completion, you graduate from both the degree and probation.
The starting salary is £36,775, rising to over £37,975 in week 30 if you meet the required standard. On successful completion you’ll earn £40,387. All salaries including allowances.
To join the PCDA Route you’ll need to have the following:
You must also hold, or be working towards:
If you’re not sure that you fit the above criteria but you still want to join and make a difference, we also offer a number of other entry route options:
Find out more on these routes, if you’re eligible and how to apply by searching “Join the Met”.
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. That’s why in the Met we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who are committed to making a difference for the communities we serve. You can come and join the thousands of dedicated, honest, committed, hard-working officers and staff in our team.
Change is happening within the Met. Whilst that takes time, we want people like you to join and help to make a big difference.
Policing is a 24-hour job and that means once you join you’ll need to work shifts, including through the night and at weekends.
You’ll also need to meet our standard eligibility criteria: