British police

basic salary

this is about £20,000 per year

salary progresion

this could rise from £20,000 to £35,000 over 10 years

working hours + shift patterns

this might vairy from 2 days to 2 nights or maybe 2 weeks

holiday entitlement

the police are allowed around a minimun of 23 days


you could be posted anywhere in the area

basic training period

the basic training period is about 10 weeks long

additional training

the additional training is about an extra 2 weeks long

fringe benefits

flexiable working paid over time, health and life insurance

retirement age for the police

the retirement age for the police is about 60 up to rank cheif inspector

pension benefits

the pension benefits is 9.5% of salary paid after 35 years