Are The Police Looking For You?


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 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).

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