Commissioner talks to officer completing degree apprenticeship as force welcomes new applications

Commissioner talks to officer completing degree apprenticeship as force welcomes new applications

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has talked with an officer who has joined the force through the degree apprenticeship programme, as the force again welcomes applications.

PC Steph Burrows joined Lancashire Constabulary in 2020 and is completing the three-year programme whilst training on the job.

Student officers alternate between periods of study and working on the front line. By the time they finish their apprenticeship, they will be well prepared to specialise in their chosen field of policing, immediate response, community, road, intelligence, or investigation.

Talking to the Commissioner about her experience so far, PC Burrows said:

“It has been good to mix learning new things that will help me in my policing career whilst also getting out and about and involved in front line policing work at the same time.

“I joined Lancashire Constabulary because I want to help people, keep people safe and make a positive difference in my work and this is the perfect place to do that.”

Mr Grunshaw added:

“I’m really pleased to see the Degree Apprenticeship Programme progressing and officers like Steph getting the opportunity to learn new skills and gain new qualifications, all whilst helping to keep Lancashire safe and meet the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan.

“It is always great to talk to new officers who bring with them fresh ideas and a real excitement to work hard for everyone in the county and tackle crime.

“This is another example of where we are building back policing in Lancashire, bringing in new officers and investing in the force after years of reducing budgets from Government meant that officers have been doing more with less.

“My message is clear – we want our bobbies back. I will continue to stand up for Lancashire to ensure we receive a fair, long term funding settlement that sees more officers in our communities making a positive difference for all the people of the county.”

Website for careers at Lancashire Constabulary – https://joinus.lancashire.police.uk/

Deadline for PCDA applications is 15th March 2021

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