World of Work

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Wiltshire Police is pleased to offer the World of Work scheme, which sees the Force open its doors to Key Stage 4 students for a week of activities designed to give a taste of what it's like to work for the police service.

Each day working in the police service brings new, interesting challenges and opportunities. Students will learn there is more to keeping Wiltshire and Swindon's communities safe than wearing a uniform and patrolling the streets. World of Work covers a broad spectrum of roles within Wiltshire Police and participants in the scheme will come away with a better understanding of the different career opportunities that the police service offers. From constables and detectives to mechanics, managers and more; there are roles to suit a variety of skill sets. If you're currently in Key Stage 4 and want to learn more about careers in the police service, you could be exactly who we're looking for to join the World of Work.

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“If you had told me when I was younger that one day I’d be Chief Constable, I wouldn’t have believed you.  It was when I met a police officer who visited my school that I was inspired by his kindness, enthusiasm and professionalism. I went on to become a police cadet, aged 16, and later joined the service in 1984. That’s what World of Work is about, inspiring young people and showing them that working for the police service is a great career choice.

"There’s far more to policing than being an officer, there are opportunities to suit a range of skills and abilities. I encourage those students looking for work experience to consider visiting Wiltshire Police for the chance to get a taste of all aspects of police work. The work in the police is exciting, challenging, rewarding, interesting and incredibly fulfilling, even if you later choose another career path the life skills and experience you will get will stand you in good stead for your future. I wish you well.”

- Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale

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“I am delighted that Wiltshire Police will be opening its doors to Wiltshire and Swindon’s young people. I want young people to see that the police service needs to be made up of a wide range of people, each bringing ideas and perspectives that will shape the way it represents and serves communities. 

"Whether a person pursues education through university or they feel more suited to learning through doing a job, there are plenty of career opportunities within the police. Each police employee makes a valuable contribution to the community, whether on the streets in a uniform, in a workshop in overalls or at a desk in an office. It’s an incredibly worthwhile career choice and I’d urge young people to take this opportunity to learn more about it.”

- Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson


Applications for World of Work week are now open.  

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Youth Engagement Team
Melksham Police Station
Hampton Park West
SN12 6QQ

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