Initial Police Learning & Development Programme (IPLDP) - Recruiting now
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has taken the decision to offer, for the final time, the opportunity to become a police officer via the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) with intake dates between October 2022 and February 2023.
The IPLDPdoes not require a degree to apply, and is a well-established programme of initial learning, which takes two years to complete.
These are exciting times for Greater Manchester Police. We are looking for outstanding candidates to join frontline policing within Greater Manchester Police, with drive and passion to provide the best possible police service to all our diverse communities.
The Initial Policing Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) is run by our very own training team at Sedgley Park. The programme runs for two years and will see you earn a Policing Diploma on completion. This option is for a limited time only so if you are interested in this route then you will need to act fast.
Greater Manchester Police continues to offer our Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) entry routes including the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) for those who wish to gain a degree qualification as they learn and the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) for those who hold a degree already.
Your starting salary will be £26,682 with annual increments rising to £43,032 per annum after 7 years’ service.
If you hold a GSCE Grade C/Level 4 or above or a Level 2 English qualification or equivalent, we will welcome an application from you. This option is for a limited time only so if you are interested in this route then you will need to act fast.
All candidates are required to take a fitness test to assess whether they have the stamina needed to be a police officer.
If you are reasonably fit and have prepared for the test you should be fine.
The test involves a multi-stage shuttle run, also known as the ‘bleep test’. This entails running between two points that are 15 metres apart (a "shuttle") and reaching the other side before the next bleep. It lasts 3 minutes and 35 seconds and is made up of 35 shuttles.
You’ll also be required to undergo a medical test. This involves:
Checking your height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
Age: You must be 17 or above to apply to become a police officer and, if successful, may take up appointment once you reach the age of 18.
Tattoos: Certain tattoos may exclude you from employment with GMP, depending on where they are on your body and what they may depict. If you have a tattoo you will be asked to provide a brief description and photographs of the tattoo.
Convictions and Cautions: If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions on record you may still apply. Eligibility will depend on the age and nature of the offence.
Membership of groups and organisations: You will not be able to join GMP if you are a member of a group and/or organisation that contradicts our values or ethics and our commitment to inclusion.
Previous applications: You must not have had a Police Officer application rejected by GMP or another force in the last 3 months to apply to GMP.
Self-assessment questionnaire – we encourage all applicants to self-assess your eligibility prior to applying
Application including proof of eligibility – see ‘Be prepared to apply’ page on our website
Online Assessment Process – taking approx. 4 hours
Pre-employment checks including fitness test, medical, references and vetting
Start date – September 2022 to February 2023
Greater Manchester Police is committed to recruiting from under-represented communities as we believe a more diverse workforce will allow us to become more effective to fight, prevent and reduce crime, keep people safe and care for victims.
We are holding regular careers information sessions for individuals who are currently under-represented in the Greater Manchester Police.
The information session will be run by Greater Manchester Police’s Positive Action Team who support candidates that belong to an under-represented group. If you wish to attend a session or require further information, please contact the Positive Action Team at [email protected] prior to completing your application form – the team will then arrange an on-line session.
We aim to provide the best guidance and support to potential future applicants. The online sessions are an opportunity for you to get answers to any questions you may have from officers and staff, whilst you are still considering a career with the police.
Greater Manchester is one of the largest policing areas within England and Wales, covering an area of almost 500 square miles
Home to a bout 2.8m people, it’s the second largest city region in the UK, made up of two cities – Manchester and Salford – surrounded by eight large metropolitan areas, which are: Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.
It’s landscape and diverse range of people make the job of policing Greater Manchester so varied and rewarding.
There’s no better place to work – come and be the difference with Greater Manchester.