Students studying Public Services at Havering Sixth Form heard from Special Constable Waheed Aslam about the opportunities available in the Met Police when they leave college.
Constable Aslam, from the Outreach Recruitment team, gave a presentation to lower and upper sixth students on the Level 2 and Level 3 Public Services BTEC course and then took part in a Q&A session.
He spoke about the Met Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship which combines on the job training with working towards a fully-funded degree – all while earning a great salary, starting at £30,000.
He said: “This is a job where you really make a difference to London communities and it prepares and empowers you to take on challenges, with great rewards.”
The apprenticeship is a three-year programme run at Brunel University, Anglia Ruskin University, the University of East London and the University of West London, and it leads to a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice.
From day one of training, the student becomes a paid constable, working alongside experienced police officers, gaining skills and knowledge in an operational role.
Constable Aslam explained that to be eligible, students need to have passed GCSE English at grade 4 or above and have gained 64 UCAS points, which equates to a Merit, Pass, Pass grade in the Public Services BTEC Extended Diploma.
For more information on the programme, visit met.police.uk/newpcs