National Apprenticeship week

The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) runs from 5 - 9 March 2018.

During the week employers and apprentices from across England come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

The theme for the #NAW2018 is 'Apprenticeships Work', showcasing how apprenticeships work:

  • for individuals
  • for employers
  • for the community
  • for the wider economy

National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
The College of Policing supported an event on 5 March and it was attended by over 160 delegates including a number of representatives from the Police and Fire and Rescue Service as well as the Home Office, the PFEW, the Police Superintendents Association and the National Police Autism Association. The Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service attended on the day and Mike Cunningham, CEO College of Policing, delivered a keynote speech.

Mike Cunningham, CEO, said that the event had been very successful and the College is proud to be supporting apprenticeships.

"We are working with the Institute for Apprenticeships on several apprenticeship schemes within the police service, including a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and a Police Community Support Officer Apprenticeship.  Forces are also introducing other apprenticeships for example the Contact Handler Apprenticeship.

These new entry routes into policing provide different options to joining the police service and will help the service appeal to a wider cross-section of the communities served, thereby aiding forces to attract and recruit a more diverse workforce

For more details about a career in policing and how the College is supporting apprenticeships please visit the Policing Education Qualifications Framework.

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