Young people are being invited to apply now to take part in a Greater Manchester Police apprenticeship scheme.gmp logo

The lucky recruits will form part of a team of around 50 apprentice Operational Support Officers.

They’ll work alongside police officers and staff and receive on-the-job training to help develop skills in areas like customer service, office administration and IT support.

Greater Manchester Police is inviting young people aged 18 to 24 to apply for a place. Applications are welcome from people currently not in education, employment or training.

Police bosses say apprentices will have the chance to develop their skills in what they describe as ‘‘an exciting, fast-moving work environment.’’

Vacancies will be advertised on the National Apprentice Service website at until Friday 4 October.

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Billa Duggal, GMP’s Apprenticeship Coordinator, said: “This scheme builds on the success of GMP’s initial apprenticeship programme and is all about giving young people valuable experience that will help them to develop their skills and become more employable in workplaces across Greater Manchester.

“We want to encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly young people aged 18-24 who are currently not in education, employment or training, as this is an exciting opportunity which offers an apprenticeship salary that compares very favourably to the apprentice national minimum wage.”

The apprenticeship project supports GMP’s review of policing support, and will result in the appointment of up to 50 new apprentice OSOs working in a range of specialist areas across the Force region.

Apprentices are expected to start from December 2013.

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