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19TH JAN 2024

Uniformed Public Services Students Welcome Gloucestershire Constabulary to Campus

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Uniformed Public Services Students Welcome Gloucestershire Constabulary to Campus
Uniformed Public Services Students Welcome Gloucestershire Constabulary to Campus

Our Uniformed Public Services (UPS) students were pleased to host Chief Superintendent Jane Probert and PCSO Andrew Bennett from Gloucestershire Constabulary for a presentation on the different functions and roles within the force and opportunities available once they complete their course.

Our Uniformed Public Services (UPS) students were pleased to host Chief Superintendent Jane Probert and PCSO Andrew Bennett from Gloucestershire Constabulary for a presentation on the different functions and roles within the force and opportunities available once they complete their course. 

Chief Superintendent Jane Probert talked them through her extensive 28-year career, speaking with students about what it takes to progress through the ranks and the daily highs and pressures of working in the sector, such as dealing with natural disasters and large-scale events, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and even the G7 summit.   

When asked about the importance of speaking to the next generation, Jane said:  

It was a pleasure to be invited to Gloucestershire College and speak to the UPS students. Firstly, I would like to thank them for being so engaged and interested to hear about Gloucestershire Police. It is important for the constabulary to engage with any young people who have an interest or aspiration to be involved in serving the public; it is a noble cause to want to serve your community and keep people safe.  

When speaking to the students and hearing from their lecturers, it motivated me to see the potential in the room and I hope that any small insight into policing, or any of the other public service roles, inspires them to apply and join a career that really makes a difference. 

Paul Brenton, Lecturer in Uniformed Public Services added:  

Engaging with future employers in the UPS sector is crucial for students, as it significantly enriches their educational experience. 

Doing so bridges the gap between theory and practice, making academic concepts tangible and relevant. These interactions expose students to the diversity of roles within UPS, enabling them to make informed career choices and understand the field's dynamics. 

There are over 1,300 police officers and 900 police staff in the county, offering many opportunities to break into the industry. Open conversations we had about how the organisation believes we are better together, creating a diverse work force and supporting those with neurodiversity such as ADHD, ADD, Autism and Dyslexia by reinforcing the message that they can still join the police force. Not only this, but they can even fund your degree through an apprenticeship!  

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