Apprenticeships available – Derbyshire Constabulary

Derbyshire Constabulary have some apprenticeships available:

Recruitment is now open for the latest group of police staff apprentices starting in September 2019.

Based at our headquarters site in Ripley, the ten Business and Administration Apprentices will each be assigned to different teams across the organisation.

As well as being able to gain experience within a busy public sector organisation, apprentices will also work towards a number of different qualifications.

Earlier this month, as part of National Apprenticeship Week, we showcased some of our current apprentices, who spoke about their experiences. You can find out more on our website:

For more information, or to access the application, please visit

If you have any questions about the apprenticeship, please contact the training provider directly, and not Derbyshire Constabulary – their contact details can be found by using the link above.

The closing date for applications is April 30 2019.


Come share ideas and join in planning Whaley Carnival 2019

Whaley Bridge Carnival is holding a community consultation meeting at 7pm on Monday 11th February in the back room of Whaley Bridge Bowling Club. All are welcome. Complimentary wine kindly provided by the Bowling Club.

Whaley Bridge Carnival is planned to be held on Saturday 29th June, however a number of officers of the organising committee are stepping down for personal reasons.

The purpose of our community consultation meeting is to seek fresh ideas and volunteers to assist in planning this year’s event.

Above all we need fresh ideas about how to get groups and individuals to participate in the parade and / or on the carnival field at the Bowling Club.

Please come and join us, have a chat and give us your ideas.

Photos courtesy of Peter Cull

Special Photo Cover of Christmas Lantern Parade, Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ Grotto & Christmas Market

Our photographer Peter Cull has kindly shared some images from Saturday night’s Lantern Parade through Memorial Park, The Christmas Light Switch On, Father Christmas’ grotto and the Christmas Market in the Mechanics Institute where crafts were on sale and mulled wine was served by volunteers from Horwich End WI.

The full photo archive can be seen by click here

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