Police apprenticeship in West Yorkshire, closes 5 July

We have a police apprenticeship opportunity for you! West Yorkshire Police is on the lookout for police community support officers (PCSOs).

Its dedicated PCSO apprenticeship is currently open for applications but closes at 11.55pm on 5 July 2023—so hurry and apply if you’re keen!

The benefits of this police apprenticeship are many, starting with the salary.

As a PCSO apprentice with West Yorkshire Police, your starting full-time salary will be £23,100, rising incrementally to £25,353 per annum on completion of four years of service.

There could also be the opportunity to earn a 14% shift allowance and 13.89% weekend enhancement, potentially taking your salary to £32,423.95 once you have progressed to the top of the pay scale.

Upon completion this police apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a level 4 qualification, which would allow you to progress into a variety of roles within policing, including the role of police officer.

In terms of the role itself, PCSOs follow a three-week shift pattern (seven days on shift followed by three or four rest days) throughout the year, including weekends and possibly public and bank holidays.

The PCSO role is exciting and varied. They are the first contact people have with the police, providing a visible and reassuring presence and building relationships between the community and the force.

They also engage with members of the public, issue fixed penalty notices, detain a person until a police officer arrives, gather intelligence from the community, and make people feel safe at large public gatherings such as sporting events and public demonstrations.

As an apprentice PCSO, your 12-month training programme will begin with a 12-week classroom-based block of learning where you’ll learn the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to do your job.

Your training will then continue when you join one of West Yorkshire Police’s teams based at various locations across the region.

Find out more about this police apprenticeship at West Yorkshire Police on the force’s website, including personal insights from current holders of the role.

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