Young people offered apprenticeships on force

A police authority is welcoming two new projects aimed at reducing deprivation.

Members of Derbyshire Police Authority have approved a new apprenticeship scheme, which will provide 12 young people aged 16 to 18 with a police staff role at derbyshire Police.

Working in partnership with Derby College, the force will offer 12–month intermediate and advanced apprenticeships in roles such as customer service, human resources and information services, as well as administrative support, which will be partly funded by the National Apprenticeship Service.

The apprentices will spend the majority of their time ‘on the job’ with an average of one day a week based at the college.

The authority has also given the green light to plans to extend the work of the Financial Inclusion Derbyshire Partnership – a joint initiative involving several organisations, inlcuding the police and NHS.