Impact and Insights Report 2020/21

DIVERSITY AND TALENT

INCREASING DIVERSITY AND REPRESENTATION

Across both programmes, the proportion of participants identifying as women or from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background exceed, or are in line with, national population figures1. High levels of social mobility has also been achieved.

Of the 563 participants who started on the National Graduate Leadership Programme in 2020:

0 %

identify as women

(vs. 51% national population)
0 %

identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

(vs. 14% national population)
0 %

of those who identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background identify as women

0 %

identify as Black

(vs. 3% national population)
0 %

qualified for free school meals as children

(vs. 15% national population2)
0 %

identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual

Graduated from

0

academic institutions

0

unique languages spoken across the cohort

Of the 224 participants who started on the National Detective Programme in 2021:

0 %

identify as women

(vs. 51% national population)
0 %

identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background

(vs. 14% national population)
0 %

of those who identify as from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background identify as women

0 %

identify as Black

(vs. 3% national population)
0 %

qualified for free school meals as children

(vs. 15% national population)
0 %

identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual

Graduated from

0

academic institutions

0

unique languages spoken across the cohort

STRONG BRAND PRESENCE IN THE GRADUATE MARKETPLACE

Award Winning Employer

In 2020, Police Now rose to 29th place in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, up from 47th place and an 80% increase in the share of the vote since 2019.

Police Now also entered the Times Top 10 Public Sector Employer of Choice 2020 for the first time, in 6th place, ahead of organisations such as the Royal Navy, MI5, RAF and GCHQ.

Winner of Multiple Diversity Awards

Police Now has won over 25 awards within the graduate recruitment marketplace, including three awards regarding diversity:

In 2020, as part of the High Fliers annual research within the graduate market, university finalists were asked ‘How diverse and inclusive does each marketing material make this employer appear?’ Police Now were voted 1st in advert, 2nd in website and 5th in Facebook page.
In 2021, as part of the same research, Police Now were voted 1st in website and Facebook page and 2nd in advert, demonstrating year- on-year consistency as an employer with diversity and inclusivity at the forefront of all activity.

Highly competitive

With the Police Now brand resonating strongly with graduates, demand and competitiveness for a place on our programmes is high, ensuring we select only the most talented and motivated individuals with genuine leadership potential. In 2020, we received a total of 18,374 applications for 787 places across our National Graduate Leadership Programme and National Detective Programme.

FOOTNOTES


  1. Population of England and Wales ethnicity statistics available here and gender statistics available here.  ↩

  2. See Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2019  ↩

Devon & Cornwall Police

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Shaun Sawyer

Chief Constable

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