• Intake 33 Passing Out October 2019Recruitment for 2020 is closed.  We hope to announce the next recruitment campaign dates in early 2020
  • You can register on our Talent Bank  and we will contact you when a vacancy matching your skills becomes available.

  • Create a login on our External Vacancies Page and register to receive job alerts directly by email. 

  • Consider other career paths into policing like PCSO, LCI, Contact Centre Operator and Detention Officer

A police officer's job is to reduce crime and the fear of crime. 

Working as part of a close knit team, you will serve and protect our diverse communities across Wiltshire and Swindon.  

You will deal with different situations every day, building confidence and trust with the public. It's demanding, unpredictable, but highly rewarding work and you can make a real difference to your community. You will support victims and witnesses, providing reassurance to victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. 

People will look to you for guidance and protection from such experiences, so you will need to be able to see things from their perspective, tailoring your approach to address their needs and fears.

You will thrive on challenges and be willing to work hard to learn the skills necessary for this difficult, but critical public service role.  Every day when go to work you will be making life safer and more secure for your family, friends, neighbours and communities you serve.

New qualifications

The College of Policing is introducing a new standardised qualifications framework (PEQF) for all 43 police forces in England and Wales, to enable the police service to become a graduate profession, like teaching and nursing.   The new framework includes three new entry routes for Police Constable professional training.

We are  delighted to be working in partnership with the University of South Wales to co-deliver specialist Police Constable training from June 2020. Wiltshire Police is one of five police forces in the South West and Wales to partner with the University. 

Three new entry routes from June 2020

  • 1. A three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, leading to a BSc (Hons) in Professional Policing Practice
  • 2. A two-year postgraduate Degree Holder Entry Programme, leading to a Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice
  • 3. A pre-join undergraduate Professional Policing Degree - a three or four year university course you complete before applying to join the police service.  

New entry routes from 2020

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