How we attract and recruit brilliant graduates:
✓ Award-winning recruitment process: We’re working to recruit, train and develop a diverse group of graduates that are representative of the communities they serve. We have a supportive but challenging assessment and selection process which is award winning and supports us in progressing candidates that have the strengths and aptitude to be great neighbourhood police officers and trainee detectives. Our intensive training academy and two-year development programme is also award winning and has been developed for graduates.
✓ Degree-holders: Graduates joining our programmes hold degrees in a broad range of disciplines, from Art through the Zoology. This makes for a wealth of interests and experiences and brings with it diversity of thought, particularly around problem solving.
✓ Times Top 100 highest climber: We are the highest climber in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers directory, at 47th place. This result reflects students open responses to the question: ‘Which organisation do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?’ This year more than 1,500 employers were voted for by final year students which shows that our employer brand has developed real traction and is recognised as offering great opportunities to graduates, which we will build on going forward.
✓ Multiple diversity awards: Police Now has won three Diversity awards: Institute of Student Employers Recruitment Award for Best Diversity and Inclusion Award, Employer Brand Management Award for Best Diversity Brand and TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Award for Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.