Information For Career Changers

We believe existing life and work experiences can be a real benefit when it comes to being a great police officer. In fact, 67% of this year’s National Leadership Development Programme cohort are career changers.

Changing careers is never easy but we aim to make the process as smooth as possible. The training you will receive begins at our Summer Academy, before you join your allocated force, and then continues throughout the two years of your Police Now National Leadership Programme. It meets and exceeds the College of Policing’s National Standards and together with the invaluable support of our experienced Leadership Development Officers, it will enable you to make an impact from the word go.

Click here to watch career changer PC Mtitimila talk about how he went from being a study support assistant for kids with complex needs to a neighbourhood police officer, working with his community to identify and resolve the root causes of crime.

Click here to watch career changer PC Walters discuss how working for a charity that was helping to empower British Muslims made him realise that he wanted a role where he could directly engage with communities.