Police recruitment fair at Brockenhurst College

Police recruitment fair at Brockenhurst College

People interested in a career fighting crime with Hampshire Police attended a recruitment fair at Brockenhurst College on Thursday.

The event was part of a major police recruitment drive nationally to fulfil the Prime Minister’s pledge to put 20,000 more officers on the beat.

Members of the public and Public Services students turned up to the drop-in event to talk to serving officers and police career experts.

Visitors learned about routes into the force, in particular through the Level 6 Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships.

This qualification is delivered locally through the University of Portsmouth in partnership with Hampshire Police.

Police representatives also explained about alternative routes into the organisation for people who already hold a degree level qualification.

As well as information on becoming a police constable, the event provided details about joining as a police community support officer or a member of police staff.

Human Resources Advisor for Hampshire Police, Kathryn Balfour, said: “Today is about raising awareness of our recruitment operations and encouraging visitors to look at policing as a career of choice for people from all our communities.”

Meanwhile, Public Services lecturer Lisa Hillman said: “The Students found the event extremely informative and beneficial.

“They were able to discuss the current application process as well as gain an insight into the different routes and requirements needed to become a police officer.”