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Police (Graduate Entry Scheme)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many university graduates applied to join the police under the graduate entry scheme for the years 1976 and 1977; how many were offered places in each year; and how many subsequently joined.

The information requested is as follows:

POLICE GRADUATE ENTRY SCHEME
19761977
Total number of applications463476
Number of places offered2027
Joined1822
Many applicants who do not reach a high enough standard to be offered places under the scheme join the police service under normal arrangements.