Humberside Police launches first apprenticeship in force's history
HUMBERSIDE Police has launched the first apprenticeship in the history of the force.
It and Hull-based firm Houlton are working together as part of an initiative which aims to put something back into the community across the Humberside area. It involves external companies bidding for contracts with public bodies.
The apprenticeship was advertised on the Yorkshire and Humber Training Agency website.
Candidates undertook suitability tests and six young people were shortlisted.
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Luke Kennedy, 21, was chosen, and he will work within the force’s Community Safety Unit to develop and build on youth engagement in and around Humberside.
He will undertake the apprenticeship over two years, and also attend Hull College to gain a youth work qualification.
The chief constable of Humberside Police, Tim Hollis, said: “We are a large employer locally, employing about 4,000 people across the Humberside area so this gives us another opportunity to give something back.
“Young people will be given the chance to work alongside police officers and develop skills which will support them when they go into further employment elsewhere.
“This is the first of its kind for the force and I am sure it will be something the force will look to build on in the future as we continue to enhance our work with partners and the communities around the force.”