Northumbria Police
graduate job
Expires10 days

Graduate Detective Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

In the two year programme, you’ll be trained in investigation techniques including interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects. Your day to day work could see you undertaking search warrants, making arrests or pushing a case through the courts. At the end of the scheme you’ll become a qualified detective without having to complete the standard two years of response officer training.

You’ll spend the first 16 weeks training at Northumbria University’s Coach Lane campus before spending the next 10 weeks at a designated police station. Here you’ll work alongside our uniformed response teams to understand the role of our front line officers. You’ll also complete a training module with one of our CID teams.

Enhancing our officers' and staff wellbeing is so important to us. In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 23 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, with one extra day for each year of service up to 28 days. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. And to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

A career with us means being part of something special, part of something that really matters.

When candidates pass the two year training period they will * move straight into a permanent contract.

What we are looking for

As a detective your mantra should be: ‘assume nothing, believe no-one and challenge everything’ – your decisions should be based on evidence, so you’ll need first-rate attention to detail to maintain an accurate record of the lines of enquiry.

It’s essential that you can work on your own, take responsibility for an investigation as well as working as part of a bigger team.

You must have a degree in any subject to take part in this programme. No previous experience in law or policing is required.

You must fulfil general police officer eligiblity criteria

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

Number of vacancies
North East England

during training. Salary will rise each year as you gain the relevant skills and experience, with the opportunity to earn up to £41,000 as a Detective Constable.

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

To find out more, sign up to one of our online recruitment events where you'll learn about the role, the application process and your future career prospects as a detective.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 3 February 2022

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Closing date:  3 February 2022

Expires10 days

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