Thames Valley Police in Top 100 Employers for Apprenticeships 2022
Thames Valley Police (TVP) is celebrating after being recognised as a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer in the Government’s annual listing for the first time, ranking number 61.
The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers helps future apprentices, parents, and careers advisers to identify good apprenticeship opportunities at the country’s leading employers. First launched in 2020, the annual employer rankings are developed by the Department of Education, in partnership with High Fliers Research, which independently assesses and ranks the nation’s top employers.
In order to fulfil the National Police Chiefs Council Policing (NPCC) Vision 2025, six years ago TVP embarked upon an ambitious plan to enhance the provision of apprenticeships across the force.
Since 2018, TVP has introduced three new apprenticeship programmes: Emergency Service Contact Handler, Police Community Support Officer, and the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship. We also have apprentices in a variety of staff roles and departments across the force. We currently have 406 apprentices working towards completing their programmes.
“We are delighted to have been ranked as one of the country’s most outstanding apprenticeship employers for 2022 and recognised for our vital work in boosting career opportunities for more people,” said Amanda Thomson, Learning and Professional Development Business Partner and TVP’s Lead on Apprenticeships.
“My congratulations to all those who have contributed to making a success of the TVP Apprenticeship programme and most importantly to our Apprentices who have blended work and learning to ensure they have the up to date skills required of Thames Valley Police.”
Thames Valley Police is committed to making apprenticeships appeal to a broad age range of people; whatever your background, now is the perfect time to bring your valuable experience and skills to an organisation dedicated to building safer and stronger communities.
“The apprenticeship with Thames Valley Police has been a great experience in helping me obtain a qualification while helping the public on a daily basis,” said Jack Dunstone, Contact Management Centre Officer and former Emergency Services Contact Handler Apprentice, who recently achieved his apprenticeship accreditation with a Distinction.
“I have been able to learn multiple skills that I have transferred into my current role as a Contact Management Centre Officer, such as communication techniques which have helped me in making sure that the calls I receive from the public are dealt with in the correct way. My entire team have been able to help support me through the process, as everybody’s initial training as a call-handler is accredited with an apprenticeship qualification when they join the department. I am looking forward to seeing where my career will take me within TVP.” he added.
To find out more information about our apprenticeships at TVP, visit our Apprenticeship page on the TVP Careers website.
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Amanda Thomson, Learning and Professional Development Business Partner and TVP’s Lead on Apprenticeships, is available for interviews from Monday 11th July. To arrange interviews, please email email@example.com.