Category: Apprenticeships

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New joiners Cath and Josh talk Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)

Thames Valley Police, in partnership with Bucks New University, introduced our first cohort of PCDA student officers 10 weeks ago, on 23rd November 2020. This new Police Officer entry route attracted people from all walks of life; men and women with previous experience including a community mental health support, the army, retail and leisure, schools …

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Two apprenticeship awards for Thames Valley Police in 2020

In November 2020, Thames Valley Police was recognised with two separate awards for its apprenticeship programme. The force was named as the West Berkshire Training Consortium Rising Star & Employer Awards large employer of the year 2020. Additionally Oxfordshire Learning & Enterprise Partnerships named Thames Valley Police as its Apprentice Employer of the Year 2020, …

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Meet PCSO Will Jones

Will Jones is a 22-year-old Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), who joined Thames Valley Police on 22 July 2019. He completed 10 weeks initial training at Sulhamstead, followed by 10 weeks of tutoring on area at Slough, achieving independent patrol status from 29 December 2019. On 6 May 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 …

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New student Police Officers entry routes introduced by TVP

Two new ways of becoming a Police Officer have seen people aged 19-44 from all walks of life join the force via a partnership between Thames Valley Police (TVP) and Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). More than 35 new police officers have joined TVP in December 2020 via its two new student officer entry programmes; the …

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Hear from Kim & Lorna, two of our recent Contact Management apprentices about their experience

Meet Kim & Lorna, two of our 999/101 call handlers who have undertaken our Contact Management Emergency Services Call Handling Apprenticeship – Kim is at the early stages of her apprenticeship whilst Lorna has just completed hers. What were you doing prior to becoming a 999/101 call hander? Kim: I joined the Army at 19 …

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Diversity is key in Contact Management

Name: Arundeep Rai Length of service: 7 months Age: 25 years old What made you want to become a 999/101 call handler? I worked in a call centre previously. Relatives of mine that worked for Thames Valley made me aware of the opportunities in contact management and it made sense to bring the two things …

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Apprenticeship Week – Ryan’s story

From 3-7 February 2020, TVP will be participating in National Apprenticeship Week. Across our social channels, we will be sharing information about current and upcoming apprenticeship programmes as well as highlighting some of the fantastic work of our current apprentices. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Look beyond’ – showcasing how apprenticeships have moved …