Gwent Police recruits new police staff apprentices
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As a major employer within the region, Gwent Police recently took the decision to employ police staff apprentices across a number of roles and disciplines.
More than 100 applications were submitted and following a competitive interview process 15 inspiring individuals were selected to join the policing family.
Ahead of the newly appointed police staff taking up their role, Deputy Chief Constable Amanda Blakeman said:
“Gwent Police is committed to providing employment opportunities for our local communities.
“It’s important that policing is made up of individuals with lived-experience, but also those with new and inspiring ideas.
“I’m delighted to see a real diverse and inclusive mix of police staff apprentices.
“By joining our policing family, our apprentices will experience a broad range of opportunities and learn skills that will aid them in their overall career development.”
Police staff apprentices were available in areas such business administration, public service, digital and facilities. Over a 22-month period apprentices will learn new skills, get a real insight into policing and find out what it takes to keep communities safe.
As part of the programme, the first cohort of apprentices will work towards a formal accreditation as part of the Apprenticeship Certificates Wales (ACW).
Jeff Cuthbert, Police and Crime Commissioner said:
“It’s great to see new and inspiring leaders of the future join Gwent Police.
"These new police staff apprenticeships represents the steps being taken to introduce new ideas into policing.
“Policing is a fantastic and challenging career, where anyone with a drive to give back to those in need can really make a positive difference.
“More than ever I’m seeing new faces joining policing, from a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and experience.
“I wish these new recruits all the best in their new roles.”