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Lesson in police diversity and recruitment

Public services students at Coleg Sir Gâr have taken part in the Make your Difference online national police recruitment campaign.

This was a series of national career discovery sessions for those wanting to find out more about joining the police and the support for police officers relating to disability, neurodiversity, religion, faith and LGBTQ.

As part of the course’s citizenship module, learners have to study inclusive practice in public services and by attending these talks, they had the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers, including chief constables and superintendents and of their experiences in the police as a person with protected characteristics.

Amanda Morgan, public services lecturer said: “These talks were extremely valuable and the stories shared were very inspirational.

“At the end of the talk, learners had the opportunity to attend a breakout room with Dyfed Powys Police where they learned about the new routes into a career in policing as these have recently changed so that was also beneficial for staff.”

The sessions formed part of a government driven police recruitment campaign to increase the force by 20,000 officers.

Students also recently received an online talk by the Marines about life in the armed forces.