The important stuff…. 

  • All police officers receive a secure pay and benefits package 
  • A structured career path and development opportunities for promotion
  • It’s a rewarding job where no two days are the same - you will be constantly challenged and always learning
  • From rural crime to County lines, burglaries, domestic abuse, and road traffic accidents, it’s interesting and challenging work, with a real mix of urban and rural crime.
  • Once you complete your training you can apply for specialist roles like firearms, dogs, traffic, CID and more…
  • Opportunities to work alongside other agencies, including the National Crime Agency, South West Regional Organised Crime Unit, UK Immigration and South West Counter Terrorism.

The small print… pay and benefits

  • As part of your basic salary you will receive:
    • 22 days paid holiday
    • Automatic enrolment into our pension scheme
    • Paid overtime and unsociable hours payments
    • Your own laptop and smartphone so you can work remotely
    • Generous discounts online and in store with the Blue Light card –the UK’s largest discount service for the emergency services, NHS and armed forces Welcome to Blue Light Card
    • Professional health and wellbeing support from our in-house Occupational Health Unit
    • Eligibility to join the Wiltshire Police Federation for free legal advice and representation on many issues https://www.polfed.org/wiltshire/

Salary scales (2021)

    • Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship starting salary £21,780
    • Degree Holder Entry Programme starting salary           £22,536
    • Independent patrol stage post training, basic pay         £24,780
    • After seven years’ service, Police Constable basic pay   £41,130