Thames Valley Police wins Protective Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2023
We are proud to announce that Thames Valley Police has been awarded ‘Protective Services Apprenticeship provider of the year’ 2023. The award was given at the Annual Apprenticeship Conference (AAC) in March 2023, and saw individuals, training providers, employers, universities and colleges recognised for their efforts in the apprenticeship field.
Open to all apprenticeship providers and employers in the UK, the apprenticeship awards are competitive and recognise the outstanding work of apprenticeship providers in a variety of sectors.
Providers must demonstrate that they are a high-quality provider that goes above and beyond for their apprentices. They also need to demonstrate how they are advocates for developing apprenticeships within this route sector and embrace widening participation.
In order to fulfil the NPCC Policing Vision 2025, TVP has been embarking on an ambitious plan led by our Learning & Professional Development team to enhance the provision of apprenticeships across the force.
Since 2018, we have 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, learning in various departments across the force.
When speaking about TVP’s recent achievement, Chief Constable Jason Hogg said:
“I am very proud to receive, on behalf of Thames Valley Police, the Protective Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Award 2023. This recognises the high-quality apprenticeship programmes we offer to our colleagues and communities, and the work we have led nationally to develop new apprenticeships for the police service.
Our people are what makes us Thames Valley Police. We will continue to work hard to attract, develop and support our people so they can deliver the best service to our communities, one that we can all be proud of and with the professionalism and standards they would expect.”
Modern apprenticeships offer much more than the old school stereotype; they offer people of all ages the opportunity to earn and learn simultaneously, appealing to career changers as well as college leavers.
At Thames Valley Police we value apprenticeships and the opportunity to earn whilst you learn. From frontline officer & Call Handlers roles, to a variety of police staff positions, discover all we have to offer on our Apprenticeships page.