Police Constable

Date published: 03 October 2022 08:50

Be The Future Of Community

Being a police officer is not just a job. It is a career.

Becoming a police constable is a career like no other. Not only will you be taking on challenges that will change your life, but you’ll be working to protect the people and communities of South Yorkshire. This is a career where you’ll travel between urban cities and rural towns, meeting people from all walks of life.

You’ll be on the front line, detecting and preventing crime, while providing support and protection to the communities of South Yorkshire. This is your chance to take on a challenge that will change lives.

It is a responsibility reserved for those with the integrity and commitment to build a career in the service of the community around them. This role comes with the power to make autonomous decisions. We’ll prepare you with the knowledge, skills and support to make legal, ethical and appropriate judgements when it counts.

Constables need to meet, and maintain, the highest professional standards required of their role, by conducting all actions in a legal, balanced, proportionate and justifiable manner to uphold the law and achieve the best outcomes in a wide range of situations/incidents. This means you’ll always have the guidance, and the drive, to keep making progress, to be the best version of yourself, and be the future of South Yorkshire.

A career with South Yorkshire Police is the chance for you to take on a challenge that will change lives. Whether you’re a school-leaver, a graduate or searching for new opportunities, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

South Yorkshire Police is offering a three-year apprenticeship in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.  The apprenticeship will combine the opportunity to work and learn the role of a front-line officer whilst gaining a Degree in Professional Policing Practice.

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you must meet at least one of the following entry qualification criteria:

  • Have achieved a standard of education equivalent to a Level 3 qualification which equates to 80 UCAS points (or a full level 4 or 5 qualification) – these points could be from your A Levels or Level 3 Diplomas. Please check your UCAS points here; https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator  
  • Are currently studying towards A Levels or a Level 3 qualification which equates to 80 UCAS points and are due to complete your studies by August 2022.
  • Have achieved an academic or vocational qualification gained outside England and Wales, which is considered by the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) to be a Level 3 qualification which equates to 80 UCAS points.
  • Have experience as a PCSO, Special Constable, Call Handler (within a Police Force) or Investigation Officer within the last 3 years or
  • Have served in the military, armed forces and have successfully completed the minimum term of service (usually 4 years) and have achieved an exemplary reference on discharge. You will be asked to complete a 500-word academic assessment exercise during the recruitment process.

Applicants who don’t hold 80 UCAS points would not usually be accepted onto the course.  However, there may be times when other equivalent qualifications may be considered and extensive relevant work experience may be considered, such applications are assessed individually and will be required to undertake a 750-word academic assessment.

Relevant work experience could come from a wide variety of professions both public and private sector and could include transferable experience and skills for example: where you have to demonstrate an ability to solve problems or make informed decisions, research, retain and convey complex information, managed a varied workload or projects, worked under pressure or to tight time scales.

Thank you for considering joining South Yorkshire Police as a constable, now is the perfect time to get started. Develop yourself and take pride in upholding justice, contribute to and improve the county you live in, progress your career and be the future of your community.

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Be the future of South Yorkshire Police

Be the future of South Yorkshire Police