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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police support young people with new apprenticeships

Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are creating opportunities for young people to learn business skills and to find out more about policing, with new apprenticeships within the forces.

This is the first time the forces have created apprenticeship roles and Recruitment Business Partner, Mukesh Ladwa said "this is a very exciting opportunity for both forces and we are looking forward to these young people joining us later on in the year.

"The teams that will be available to join include HR and Finance with further areas reviewing potential opportunities in the future. All those who complete their apprenticeships will be well prepared for future employment by us."

Successful apprentices will join Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police for twelve months and will study for a level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration.

Chief Constable of West Mercia, David Shaw said "This is a great opportunity for the police to support young people at the start of their careers. They will be able to acquire new work skills and the police, as well as gaining experience of working within a busy and interesting business environment. I'm looking forward to welcoming our new apprentices to the force."

"UNISON takes a positive view of apprenticeships as a way of earning, learning and getting into permanent paid employment" said Greg Halligan, Deputy Branch Secretary of UNISON West Mercia Police and Justice.

"We fully support this scheme which meets all of our exacting standards and where an apprentice can far exceed the national apprenticeship rate minimum wage within the first twelve months."

The forces will be recruiting 10 apprentices. The scheme is supported and partly funded by the government. Applications are open now and anyone interested can find out more information by visiting or


Issued: 12.30pm, Thursday 16 June, Alex Gale, Organisational Communications Officer, Corporate Communications

Published 16/06/16