This route into policing is the most direct route and is known as the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP).

Officers start their role on a highly competitive salary of £24,177 per annum and can rise to £40,128. But that’s not all. This is a job like no other, where no two days are the same. You are pushed to become the best but rewarded with the satisfaction that you are helping people at their lowest point and seeking to get them justice.

You will develop skills that help you prevent crime and where it does happen, you will be responsible for catching criminals. Working as part of a wider team – known as the police family – you will receive some of the best police training in the world.

At the end of a successful two-year period – known as the probationary period - your appointment in the office of police constable will be confirmed.

Current vacancies

Our recruitment window for this route is currently closed.

However, we are now recruiting for the Degree Holder Entry Programme. Click here for more information.

Please check you meet the eligibility criteria before expressing an interest.

You can also find out further information and support by emailing:

Before filling out your application, make sure you look through our guidance document to assist you.