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West Mercia Police student officer recruitment
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Whether you're interested in a public-facing policing role or playing your part behind the scenes in keeping our communities safe, there are a number of career options in a range of policing, professional, technical and administrative roles with West Mercia Police.

Policing is not just a job for police officers. It requires a large multi-disciplined team working together and making best use of the skills and resources available. In fact, a large proportion of our workforce is made up of both uniformed and non-uniformed staff roles. These roles play a crucial part in supporting frontline policing.

Rewards and benefits

As well as the obvious career development potential that comes with joining the force at such an exciting and pivotal time for us, and the satisfaction from making a real difference to the communities that we serve, you'll also enjoy a package of more immediate benefits. That includes 24 days' holidays, rising to 33 days over time and in line with your grade and length of service. You'll also appreciate discounts from major retailers, and the opportunity to join our staff networks, sports and social clubs. Read more about the rewards and benefits of working for us, but don't just take our word for it - see what our officers and staff had to say about working for West Mercia Police.

Our policing area

What's more, West Mercia is a great place to live and work. The fourth largest police area in England and Wales, West Mercia Police covers the counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. There is a wide variety of towns and villages surrounded by beautiful rural landscapes. With excellent transport links and easy access to Birmingham and London, there is no shortage of leisure amenities and attractions. From historic market towns such as Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Hereford, Leominster, Evesham and Worcester, to the magnificent Shropshire, Clee and Malvern Hills, to modern shopping in Telford, there is something for everyone. Property prices can be very competitive, too!

Positive Action

The diverse nature of our policing area means that we interact with people from different backgrounds every day. It is important that we understand and are sensitive to individuals' differences, so we can provide an effective and appropriately tailored policing service. To do this, we need to employ a workforce that is reflective of our communities.Positive Action refers to a number of methods we use to counteract the effects of past discrimination and to help abolish stereotyping.

Work experience

Please note that unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience in any of our roles at this time.

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