Meet student PC Milly Bultitude, Hertfordshire born and bred and now training to be a police officer in her home county.
The 25 year old has always wanted to be a cop and is thrilled to be fulfilling her ambition as one of our first cohort training under the new police constable degree apprenticeship (PCDA).
“I know it sounds a cliché but being a police officer is a path that I’ve always wanted to follow,” she said. “I love helping and talking to people. I wanted a few years of life experience before joining, which is why I waited.
“So far, the training has been really interesting and set out well. The trainers are so supportive and are happy to explain any parts that weren’t really understood first time round.”
Milly said the new degree scheme was a good way to learn on the job: “Although this is not the usual route into policing, it definitely has its benefits. Having the degree lets people work on the job, I personally learn better when I am able to put the theory straight into practice, which is why this appealed to me.”
Keep an eye on our socials, because Milly and other PCDA officers will be sharing some highlights from their training as they learn all the skills they need to become confident and capable members of our policing family, with on-the-job training combined with gaining a degree from Anglia Ruskin University.