Discover – What can I do with my degree?
You may want to begin by researching a career directly related to your degree by working for organisations such as a Police Force, the Civic Nuclear Constabulary, the Border Force or the British Transport Police. However, many policing students consider other career paths such as roles linked to the criminal justice sector, rehabilitation of offenders, youth and community work, the legal sector or teaching. Remember, you can also explore careers that don’t directly relate to your degree. Did you know that over 80% of graduate employers will recruit from any degree discipline?
Develop – Developing skills and experience
If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement to increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try-out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.
Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study
When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.
Policing relatedJoining the Police (as an Officer) Joining the Police (as a member of staff) Civic Nuclear Constabulary Ministry of Defence Police Border Force Unlocked Graduates British Transport Police National Crime Agency The Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs)
Central and local government graduate jobs and schemesCivil Service Careers Fast Stream Civil Service LocalGovJobs NGDP Scheme
Other graduate jobs and schemesNational Probation Service Bright Network Jobs.ac.uk CharityJob HM Prison and Probation Service
Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal or placements on InPlace.Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal Search and apply for FAS placements on InPlace
Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet
Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments
Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.Practice online tests at Graduates First Practice interviews at Shortlist Me Book a mock interview
How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway – Postgraduate study
Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Law, Criminology and Policing students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.