A former falconer and an ex-slope patroller from the Hemel Ski Centre are among Hertfordshire Constabulary's latest recruits.

Seven new police officers have been formally welcomed to Hertfordshire Constabulary at their passing out parade.

They have started their policing careers via a debt-free, fully funded degree apprenticeship, which combines on the job learning with a competitive salary starting at £29,682 and other benefits.




Family and friends of the seven apprenticeship police officers came along to help celebrate their achievement at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Thursday, July 13.

They were officially welcomed by Herts Assistant Chief Constable, Genna Telfer, who presented them with framed certificates, marking the end of their initial training, with other senior officers and trainers in attendance.

ACC Telfer said: “It was my pleasure to congratulate our new recruits on their achievement and welcome them to our police family serving the communities of Hertfordshire, helping to make them safer by preventing crime and harm.

“As they begin their careers, I am sure they will make a positive difference to people throughout the county, upholding the highest standards of policing.”

The cohort of six men and one woman includes a former falconer and manager from Center Parcs, two engineers, a store assistant, a builder’s merchant manager, a retail manager, and an ex-slope patroller from the Hemel Ski Centre.

The Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) is a three-year, work-based practical course which enables apprentices to join as a police officer and achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice.

Visit Hertfordshire Constabulary's police officer recruitment website at www.hertspoliceofficer.co.uk to find out how to apply and register your interest.



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