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Commissioner visits Lancashire Police apprentices to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

8 March, 2018

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has met with Lancashire Constabulary apprentices to recognise the work they do across the organisation, marking National Apprenticeship Week.

The event celebrated apprentices who work across Constabulary in a range of police staff roles, as they received their certificates after completing Business Administration qualifications at various levels.

The Commissioner joined representatives from Lancashire Constabulary, highlighting the key difference that apprentices make across the organisation as part of the team in Lancashire.

This coincides with National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates the success of apprenticeships and the positive impact both on the apprentices themselves and the businesses they work for.

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner said:

“I’m really pleased that this event provided an opportunity to meet a number of apprentices who are making a real difference across the force here in Lancashire, hearing about the work they do in their day to day roles and how they have benefited from the experience.

“My office always looks to offer young people the opportunity of apprenticeships wherever possible, with many then going on to further their careers both in and out of policing. My Social Value policy outlines our approach to spending money to ensure as much value remains in the Lancashire area, which also encourages the creation of apprenticeships as I know the benefit this can bring across our communities.

“Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity for those who want to take an alternative path into policing, working across the Constabulary and make an impact in the roles that they are in, whilst developing key skills which will benefit their long term careers.”

Victor Robinson, head of people services at Lancashire Police said: “We are extremely proud of our apprentices and what they have achieved. Not only have they developed their skills and abilities as apprentices but they have also made a valuable contribution within Lancashire Police.”

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