We are delighted to announce Police Now has been voted the ‘highest-climbing employer’ in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2019-20. Over 19,700 university finalists leaving university this summer were asked which employers they thought offered the best graduate opportunities. The top 100 employers on the list are those with the most votes. Crucially, these figures reveal a rise in the number of graduates wanting to work in the public sector.
At a vital time in police recruitment, with an announcement to recruit 20,000 extra officers, Police Now is working with the Home Office, Government and police forces across England and Wales on how it can support the uplift in new officers over the next three years.
Police Now recruit, train and develop outstanding graduates through a two-year National Graduate Leadership Programme, where they become warranted police constables, working for partner forces as neighbourhood police offices. We have seen a rise in popularity to our programme, reflected by the growth in numbers of applications over the last year. We are able to recruit a diverse range of graduates and have been recognised for this by a number of awards, including the Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Award 2019 for best diversity and inclusion strategy. We are striving to recruit a more representative and diverse police force and improve the public’s confidence and trust in policing.
Clare Power, Recruitment and Marketing Director said “I am delighted Police Now is recognised as the highest-climbing employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. To be acknowledged by university students in this way, shows that our programme is striking a chord with their career motivations by giving them a chance to have a challenging career whilst giving something back to society.”
Since 2015, Police Now has recruited, trained and developed over 950 police officers, placing them into neighbourhood policing roles in some of the country’s most deprived neighbourhoods. Of those who started the National Graduate Leadership Programme in 2019 17% are from a black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background, 50% identify as female, 13% identify as LGBTQ, 51% are the first in their family to go to university and they graduated from 77 different academic institutions with 20 unique languages spoken across the cohort. Police Now are currently recruiting for our 2020 National Graduate Programme with police forces in England and Wales.