We are delighted to announce that our partner employer, Police Now, has risen to number 29 of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2020, up 17 places from 2019.
Crucially, these figures reveal a rise in the number of graduates wanting to work in the public sector.
At a vital time in police recruitment, with an announcement to recruit 20,000 extra officers, Police Now is working with the Home Office, Government and police forces across England and Wales on how it can support the uplift in new officers over the next couple of years.
Police Now recruit, train and develop outstanding graduates through a two-year National Detective Programme, where they become fully attested Detective Constables, working for partner forces as Trainee Detective Constables.
Clare Power, Recruitment and Marketing Director said “I am delighted Police has continued to jump up the ranks of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. To be acknowledged by university students in this way, shows that our programme is striking a chord with their career motivations by giving them a chance to have a challenging career whilst giving something back to society.”
Police Now has recruited, trained and developed over 1,000 graduates, placing them into detective and neighbourhood policing roles in some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. Of those who started the pilot National Detective Programme in 2019, 61% identified as female and 10% identified as BAME. They also graduated from 45 different academic institutions with 12 unique languages spoken across the cohort. Police Now are currently recruiting for the National Detective Programme with police forces across England and Wales.
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