Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) have held an employer event at City of Westminster College to highlight potential future careers for students with the police service.
The event, which was specifically aimed at students studying Level 1-3 Public Services, was hosted by the college’s Business Development department on 4th October. This was organized by Edyta Niewola (Business & Employer Engagement Manager) in collaboration with the Public Services team.
Attendees got to hear first-hand from British Transport Police officers Sergeant Joshua Dunn and PC Kingsley Howard about what a career in the BTP could entail. The event was a great success with over 50 students in attendance. and resulted in 14 students signing up to explore career opportunities with BTP after the event.
Sergeant Joshua Dunn from British Transport Police said: “It’s important for the us to get young people involved and engaged from a young age so they know what a career with the BTP looks like. Coming to City of Westminster College gives us a chance to reach out to young students who could be our next police officers.”
Police Constable Kingsley Howard Kingsley added: “It’s important to demystify some of the preconceptions about the police and the role they play and we are working hard to be more reflective of the communities we serve.”
Level 3 student Nicoleta Sarbu said: “I want to study criminology and work for the Border Force, so I found it very useful. I didn’t know about the BTP and now I’m very interested in joining. They were really friendly and engaging.”
Stephen Davis, Group Principal of the United Colleges Group, said:
“At United Colleges Group we strive to prepare our students for the world of work and events like this are the perfect conduit between the theoretical studies that students undertake to the practical work a job would involve.
“We hope the students who attended yesterday’s event will have learned a lot about the excellent career prospects in the British Transport Police.”