Do you want
to change the world?


Join one of our national graduate programmes and have a positive impact on our communities. We recruit and train outstanding graduates to be inspirational leaders as neighbourhood police officers and trainee detectives across England and Wales.

Our national graduate programmes


Applications are still open for our 2020 National Graduate Leadership Programme. Below is a list of our partner forces with a guide on the availability of places: 

Places available
Surrey Police
Sussex Police
West Midlands Police


A small number of places available
Hertfordshire Constabulary

Limited places available
Avon & Somerset Police
Bedfordshire Police
Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Essex Police
Greater Manchester Police
Humberside Police
Lancashire Constabulary
Metropolitan Police Service
North Yorkshire Police
Northumbria Police
South Yorkshire Police
Staffordshire Police
West Mercia Police

Join our national graduate programmes


Over five years we’ve partnered with 30 police forces across England and Wales to provide career opportunities nationwide.

Applications are now open for our 2020 National Graduate Leadership Programme.


Where we’re recruiting


Join the police:
Police Now national graduate programmes


Our national graduate programmes offer you a career opportunity like no other: develop leadership skills in a unique environment while making a real and lasting difference to vulnerable communities impacted by crime.

National Graduate Leadership Programme


Throughout the two-year programme, we’ll develop your leadership skills so you can be a visible leader in your community. You’ll develop skills in negotiation, problem solving, decision-making, and emotional intelligence as a neighbourhood police officer. 

Are you resilient? Are you ready to make a lasting impact in your community?


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National Detective Programme


Develop core policing skills required in modern investigative work over our two-year National Detective Programme.  You’ll play an integral part in solving crimes and making communities safer.

Are you inquisitive? A problem solver? Do you notice what others would miss?


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Your impact:
change the story


Children growing up in social housing are 37% more likely to become a victim of crime. 93% of older people in deprived communities feel unsafe when out after dark.

This shouldn’t be the case, but for many people the fear of crime is an everyday experience.

Join us. Change the story.



Your career: becoming a leader


We’re proud that 80% of our participants stay in policing with many pursuing promotions on completion of the two-year programme. But whether you develop a long-term leadership career in policing, or move on to other vital roles, the skills and experiences you’ll gain through Police Now will equip you for a successful career.

Why diversity and inclusion matters

We believe our unique differences connect us.

The police service is striving to be reflective of the communities it serves and alongside our partner forces, we’re making an important contribution to workforce reform and representation. 

We’ve won numerous industry awards for our work in this area, voted for by university students and experts in the field, including:

  The Institute of Student Employers Student Recruitment Award for Diversity and Inclusion

  The TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards for Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

  The Employer Brand Management Award for Best Diversity Brand

Together we are stronger.

Our mission


Police Now’s mission is to transform communities by recruiting, developing and inspiring leaders in policing.


About us

400 graduates started their policing career with us in 2019 with growth predicted for 2020

National Graduate Leadership Programme


Applications now open



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