Met's Recruitment Drive comes to Wandsworth
Met Police is selling the promise of an exciting new career
with a recruitment drive aimed at ethnic minorities in Wandsworth
Borough this Saturday (April 12th).
Positive Action Central Team will be offering the opportunity
for some applicants to take the Police Initial Recruitment
Test and undertake an interview on the day. Teams of Recruitment
Officers will be standing by to sift and interview candidates.
the venue will be police dogs, traffic officers, Territorial
Support Group, the Black Police Association and the Muslim
Association who will be offering support and advice to visitors.
Mark Weaver, who heads up the Positive Action Central Team
said: "Wandsworth is a diverse borough and it is exactly
the right place to find new recruits. Only by making the police
service more representative of the various cultures in London,
are we going to reduce the fears and uncertainties various
cultures have in relation to the Metropolitan Police."
Action was created in 1995 to promote a career within the
police to London's under-represented communities. It's work
is to build a workforce for everyone, involving everyone.
Part of the challenge is to create a progressive, inclusive
culture - which reflects London's diverse community.
currently has 1538 ethnic minority police officers, which
represents 5.45 per cent of the total.
Nolan, a Positive Action Officer, said: "The team hopes
to get a lot of interest from the local ethnic community.
We offer a comprehensive mentoring system to all ethnic minority
recruits and we are keen to assist and support wherever we
career information contact the Positive Action Central Team
direct on 0207 230 0554. Alternatively, visit our website
or visit our career's office at New Scotland Yard, Victoria
Street, SW1, 10.00 - 16.00 weekdays (until 18.00 Thursdays).
Focus sessions for ethnic minority applicants are held twice
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