You’ll never know if you don’t take a look at the person specification….
Careers with a law degree are not just limited to the solicitor and barrister profession. A law degree is well respected for many different career paths. Take a look at this article from The Telegraph, which ranks a law degree in its top ten degree subjects for getting a job.
Some law students favour using their degree in a profession in which they still have an element of the law but which isn’t working in a law firm or chambers. Law enforcement can be a popular choice in this respect so if this is something you’ve considered then read on for a very exciting opportunity with the Met Police.
The Metropolitan Police are launching a grad scheme and need 150 grads for the first intake starting Mar 2013. This is quite a short deadline (10th August) so if you feel a career in law enforcement might be for you then don’t delay in getting your application in.
Have a look at their website to find more details. For a brief overview, read on…..
For the first cohort you must be a graduate with a 2:1. Any degree subject.
There are 2 pathways:
– Main pathway (Graduate Development Programme) will recruit 125 grads on a 3 year programme. First 12 months will be probationer training then placements and modules on leadership, community development, mentoring and coaching:
– Smaller pathway (Accelerated Graduate Development Programme) will recruit 25 graduates into a 3 year programme with first 12 months on probationer training, after another 6 months sergeant exams, then strategic leadership programme, then inspector exams.
The recruitment process starts with basic screening for eligibility, on-line cognitive tests, ending with the a High Potential assessment centre with successful candidates in post for Mar/April 2013.
As always, I’m here to support you with any help you might need in deciding if this a career for you or even with your approach to the application process. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, student number and a good way for me to contact you to make an appointment (I can offer appointments by skype or phone too).