Graduate Job Podcast

In episode 49 of the Graduate Job Podcast, I am joined by Dave Spencer, C.E.O. and co-founder of Police Now, the innovative new graduate scheme aimed at attracting top graduate talent into the police force. In this half hour we explore their new graduate leadership development programme discussing what exactly the scheme entails, its intensive training, and what you will be doing over your initial 2 years. We delve into the application process in detail, from the initial online application through to Skype interview, role plays and assessment centre, looking at how you apply, and more importantly how to make sure that your application stands head and shoulders above everybody else. If you’ve ever thought about a career in the police, then this is the episode for you, and even if joining the police has never crossed your mind, you need to keep listening to understand why over the half the people who joined them last year originally said that they wouldn’t have thought about joining the police but for Police Now. As always, all links to everything we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at .  Before we start a quick request from me, your feedback helps me to create the episodes you want to hear, so I’ve set up a super simple and very quick survey, as I want the show to best serve your needs. It’s got 5 questions and will take you a minute, so please check it out at I look forward to hearing your thoughts. But in the meantime, let’s crack on with the show.


  • Police Now and their graduate leadership development programme
  • How you will be changing lives in challenged areas of the UK
  • What to expect from their intensive training programme
  • The secrets to impressing throughout the application process
  • What to expect from the role plays at the assessment centre
  • The importance of being yourself and not trying to ‘fake it till you make it’
  • Why Police Now could be the perfect place to start your career
Direct download: 49-GJP.mp3
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