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Police and Crime Commissioner hails Lancashire Apprentice Expo as a huge success

15 March, 2017

Thousands of students passed through the doors of Preston Guild Hall yesterday to join Lancashire’s most well-known employers.

The event was part-funded by Clive Grunshaw to help raise awareness of apprenticeships and employment within policing.

Staff from Lancashire Police and the OPCC exhibited alongside a wide range of industries and the commissioner’s young people’s victim services Nest were also on hand to answer or support young people.

Clive Grunshaw’s office currently employs two apprentices to help with the daily duties and general running of the office.

He said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for those who want to take an alternative path into policing. We currently have two apprentices in our office who support the various departments from media and communications to executive support.

“It has been encouraging to see the interest from young people and I am proud to be able to fund such a successful exhibition.”

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson added: “The day was a huge success. It was great to see and talk to so many people about the different careers available within the force. As well chatting to officers and staff, people had the chance to give us their views on policing in our video booth, try on a public order kit and even have their fingerprints taken.”

During the exhibition youngsters from across Lancashire showed interest in joining the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the constabulary.

Apprenticeships give you the chance to earn a wage, gain a qualification and benefit from important industry experience to kick-start your career.

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