Our newly-launched staff Apprenticeship Academy provides career opportunities for anyone aged 18 and above.
This is an ideal scheme for you if you are a school leaver and want to earn a salary whilst getting a formal qualification rather than going to university, or somebody who wishes to change career path and gain a qualification to do so.
Apprenticeships, unlike university or college, provide a mix of hands-on experience and mentor-led learning. By the end of your Apprenticeship contract, you will have all the skills and confidence needed to apply for a permanent role to progress your career even further.
Our Business Administration Apprenticeship programme
For our first cohort we're looking for six enthusiastic apprentices for our Business Administration Apprenticeship programme.
The scheme provides the opportunity for you to gain highly transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst studying for a recognised Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration.
During the apprenticeship you'll be able to work in a variety of departments in four-month blocks to provide you with a varied and interesting experience in policing.
Information Management Unit
Crime Management Bureau
Criminal Justice Service
Digital, Data and Technology
The 37-hours-per-week apprenticeship scheme will be run Monday to Friday for a 15-month duration.
What we're looking for in you
These are some of the skills that we are looking for you to be able to perform this role:
have achieved functional skills level 2 or GCSE grade C or 4 in Maths and English
be able to work independently or as part of a team
be skilled in use of multiple IT packages
have good communication skills
have good problem-solving skills
be able to manage time and prioritise tasks
be proactive and show good judgement and initiative
be positive and show integrity
be a good team player and role model
be able to build and maintain positive relationships
be committed to learning and developing your own skills
Why Lincolnshire Police?
Grace Tyas, 23, applied for an apprenticeship with us in the summer of 2021 and currently works in the Volunteers Team.
"My business administration apprenticeship with Lincolnshire Police began my career within the policing family, allowing me the opportunity to grow in confidence and increase my knowledge of the force, and myself"
Read more about Grace's journey as a Lincolnshire Police apprentice.
the national apprenticeship hourly wage (April 2024) of £6.40 (equivalent to £12,324 per annum) for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship, then the national living wage relevant to your age.
in-house training provided by our own experts and external training providers.
an assigned buddy or mentor in each department you work in.
a generous annual leave entitlement of 24 days per annum.
Local Government Pension Scheme. The employer contribution is currently 16.3% for all staff roles, with 3 x life cover included.
flexible working schemes.
a dedicated Health and Care Team with an in-house Occupational Health Service.
mental health support with free counselling services and chaplaincy support.
access to a physiotherapy provision.
opportunity to join a range of staff networks including Carers Support Network, Christian Police Association, Family Support Network, LGBT+ Support Network, Menopause Support Network, Neurodiversity Support Network, Women’s inclusive Network and our SMILE (Supporting Minorities in Lincolnshire through Engagement) Network.
eligibility to join the Blue Light Scheme and obtain a range of online and High Street discounts.
free parking on site at our Headquarters in Nettleham.
free eye tests with Specsavers.
a Cycle to Work scheme.
free gym access at a number of Lincolnshire Policing sites.
staff Recognition including Making a Difference Awards, Long Service Awards, and commendations.
How to apply
The application process will open on Monday 5 February 2024, the start of National Apprenticeship Week.
The application form will be available to download from this date.
You will have until Sunday 3 March 2024 to submit your application.
Download the application form and the equal opportunities and eligibility form below. You must complete and submit both forms. Complete the forms as fully as you can.
How to submit your application form
Email your application and Eligibility Equal Opportunities Form to our Apprenticeship Team at [email protected].
Ensure that you send your forms as Microsoft Word or PDF format.
By post or in person
Apprenticeship Team Human Resources Lincolnshire Police Headquarters PO Box 999 Lincoln LN5 7PH
The address for hand delivering application forms is Lincolnshire Police HQ, Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, LN2 2LT.
We advise that you keep a copy of your application for future reference.
Please ensure that you send BOTH the Apprentice Academy Application Form AND the Police Staff Eligibility and Equal Opportunities forms below.
We are unable to consider incomplete or late applications, so please ensure that your application is submitted no later than Sunday 3 March 2024.
We will communicate with you by email as much as possible. Please ensure that you provide a valid email address that you have regular access to.
More help and support
If you have a disability or neurodiverse condition, or if English is not your first language and you need support with your application, please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team at [email protected]. The team will contact you to discuss any assistance or adjustments you may need to apply or attend an interview.
Candidates need a functional skills level 2 or GCSE grade C or 4 in Maths and English.
Yes, you will still be able to apply for the scheme.
However, if you have a degree in a business administration field, or have previously completed an apprenticeship in business administration, we may not be able to consider your application.
Yes. We are a Disability Confident Leader, founding member of Neurodiversity in Business (NiB) and ranked 38 in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2023/24.
As a Disability Confident Leader, we encourage people to tell us about any long term health conditions, disabilities and/or neurodiverse conditions early in the recruitment process so that we can ensure adjustments are put in place to remove any barriers that may hinder people performing at their best at each stage and into their training and employment.
The apprenticeship scheme runs from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters in Nettleham near Lincoln. All of the placements on this apprenticeship will take place in teams based at Headquarters.
The apprenticeship will last for 15 months.
The scheme will enable you the opportunity to gain highly transferable knowledge, skills and behaviours whilst studying for a recognised Level 3 Qualification in Business Administration.
The apprenticeship scheme is a fixed term contract for a period of 15 months. At the end of this period, you will be able to apply for other opportunities in Lincolnshire Police that may be of interest to you.