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Become a police constable in the Met

Are you looking for a career where you can earn a competitive salary from day one, gain professional qualifications, all whilst making a positive difference to the lives of Londoners every day? If so, a career in policing could be for you.

Whether it’s building relationships with local communities, keeping the peace at major events, or safeguarding victims of crime, becoming a police officer is only the first step in a rewarding career with roles and opportunities as diverse as our Capital. 

We’re looking for people from all walks of life committed to making a difference; someone with resilience, empathy and ambition. We’ll help you build on your skills and discover new strengths, while providing the support and training you need to prepare you for policing in London through one of our entry routes.

Alongside developing lifelong skills, a career as a police officer offers many great benefits. Including;
-    A competitive starting salary of c. £33.5k
-    Opportunity to gain a fully funded degree or graduate diploma 
-    Free London travel and discounted rail travel up to 70 miles
-    Subsidised leisure and sporting activities
-    Range of staff support associations 
-    Generous annual leave and pension scheme

With our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme, there is no better time to join. The PCDA is a three year programme open to non-degree holders, where you can earn whilst you learn, being a paid officer from day one whilst working towards a BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing Practice. For those who do not meet the eligibility criteria for our PCDA programme, we’re offering the new Met Officer Gateway Programme, where you’ll study under expert tutors, earn a salary, and gain a level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to two A-levels.

There are endless opportunities to further you career at the Met, so whichever direction your career path takes, you’ll discover you’re capable of more than you ever thought possible.

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