Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship – Metropolitan Police Service

Metropolitan Police

Job Overview

Join the Met as a police constable through our Degree Apprenticeship and start a career that matters. Find out if a career with the Met is what you’re looking for and what kind of challenges, experiences and rewards you could have in store.

Annual wage – £36,775.00. The starting salary is £36,775, rising to over £37,775 in week 30 if you meet the required standard. On successful completion you’ll earn £40,387. All salaries including allowances. Salary will increase up to over £54,000 within seven years.

Working week – After initial training – 24, 7 day a week shift work. Days and times to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 40.0

Expected duration – 36 Months

Apprenticeship level – Degree Level 6 (Degree with honours)

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Do you like a challenge where no two days are the same?
  • Want to make a difference to the lives of Londoners every day?
  • You’ll investigate, protect, negotitate, bring offenders to justice and much more

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Our PCDA pathway, fully funded by the Met, recognises policing as a degree-level profession. The PCDA is a vocational course that focuses on practical learning and is specifically tailored to help you start your career in policing.

From day one you’ll be employed as a police officer spending most of your time on the frontline working alongside your team, turning your learning into practical experience.

The PCDA is delivered in partnership with four London universities: Brunel University, University of West London, Anglia Ruskin University, and University of East London.

It is a three-year apprenticeship programme for non-degree holders resulting in a BSc degree in Professional Policing Practice.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A job that comes with excellent pay and benefits, stability but with varied career progression and opportunities for promotion like no other employer can offer. You could work with our dogs and horses, become a cybercrime specialist or keep the River Thames safe in our Marine Unit. Maybe you’ll excel at financial investigation or supporting the victims of domestic abuse. Ultimately, it will be up to you to choose your path.

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade 64 UCAS points) Essential

About the employer

London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world – and policing it is no easy task. It takes a huge number of people from all sorts of different backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience. Join the UK’s largest police force. Find out if a career with the Met is what you’re looking for and what kind of challenges; experiences and rewards you could have in store.

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