Unfortunately, this job is not active.

Bedfordshire Police Sandwich Placement Year in Kempston

Bedfordshire Police is a well-respected, high-performing, efficiently run police service working together with others to protect people and keep Bedfordshire safe. Bedfordshire Police is dedicated to "protecting people and fighting crime together". A key part of our approach is to seek out new and innovative ways of introducing skills and fresh perspectives into the organisation to feed our culture of continuous improvement. As part of this strategy we offer Sandwich Placement Internships.

What are you going to do

Bedfordshire Police is recruiting for the Sandwich Year Internship. The scheme gives undergraduates an opportunity to work within Bedfordshire Police for up to 10 months. The sandwich year is only open to those who are able to take a placement year out of their studies. During their internships, undergraduates will join their departments, immersing themselves in the day to day work of their team whilst working on their specialised work package provided by their supervisor.

The Internship Programmes are designed to assist students develop in six key areas:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Leadership
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Innovation and problem-solving
  • Working together
  • Personal effectiveness

Our Internships give young people access to new skills and a better
appreciation of the challenges facing policing today.

What we offer:

  • Valuable Work experience
  • Competitive salary
  • Unique working enviroment

What we ask:

  • You should be registered as a university student
  • Undergraduate University Student
  • Have initiative
  • Must be a second year University Student

Extra information

Bedfordshire is the first force in the country to offer paid internships to undergraduate students. Since 2014, we have run a 10-week summer intern programme, in which we invite up to 15 students to join us over the university summer break. Following its success, we launched our sandwich placement scheme in 2017 that allows 5 undergraduates into the force for up to a 10-month (39 weeks) sandwich year placement.

As part of the online application students will be asked to complete a 500 word summary of why you wish to work with us at Bedfordshire Police, what skills you can bring and how you would like to develop. Following on from this, if shortlisted you will be invited to an assessment centre which will consist of a variety of group activities and one face to face interview at the end of the day. This will be in the early part of 2019.

The Sandwich Year Internship will run from 30th September 2019 to 26th June 2020.


Education Level
Working hours per week
37 - 37
Type of Contract
Internships, Temporary Full Time, Placements
Salary indication
£16 per year
Responsible for
Intern- Various roles availiable, Students will be provided with a work plan.
Type of Job
Advertising / Marketing / PR , Legal
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

Marketing Jobs | Legal Jobs | Communications Jobs | Internships | Temporary Full Time | Placements | University

Register now!

Do you want to apply within one click and stay up to date on the newest vacancies that suit you? Signup as a student!

Sign up for free