Each year, Dyfed-Powys Police recruit fresh talent to join our Internship Programme. The programme offers undergraduates and recent graduates the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice and boost their employability by gaining experience in a professional environment.
Our programme not only provides students with valuable knowledge to support their degree but allows them to make a difference to our communities.
About our internships
Each year we award six internships in four of our business areas:
Performance and Business Intelligence (three internships available)
As an intern, you will be immersed in the day-to-day work of your team, whilst working on other specialised projects. We want to appoint interns who are brimming with innovative ideas, have a great work ethic and who can work within a team environment in a disciplined organisation.
You can be confident that throughout your internship you will be supported by an expert team who will encourage you to unlock your full potential.
These posts attract a salary of £23,154 for a fixed 12-month period.
Our internships are designed to flow with academic studies and so start dates will commence September 2024.
We are now open for applications!
As an employer, we are committed to supporting the personal and professional development of our interns, providing opportunities for people to grow their skillsets and evidence their achievements.
Our internships are designed to give you an insight into how our police service operates. You can also expect:
A buddy/mentor to support you when you join
24 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
Additional 24 days flexi leave (role dependant)
Access to on-site gyms and fitness classes
Hybrid/Agile working (role dependant)
Discounts from various retailers via the Blue Light Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Support from our Health and Wellbeing Centre including Welfare Officers, Counselling, Physiotherapy
Staff Support Networks
Sick pay provisions
Access to lessons with the force’s dedicated Welsh Language trainer (role and ability dependent)
The recruitment process
To kickstart your application for one of our internships, simply log on to our online recruitment portal and submit a personal statement, along with your up-to-date CV.
Your personal statement should be up to 500 words and summarise why you want to work for us, what skills you can bring to the role and how you would want to grow your personal development during your internship.
If you are shortlisted, you will then be asked to attend an interview where we will ask you a series of questions to assess if you are a good fit for the role.
Tips and support for your application
Tips for building your CV
Customise your CV to the vacancy. View the skills and experience outlined on the role profile of your chosen internship. If you have skills that align to these, tailor your CV to include them.
After your contact details, please add a personal profile consisting of 4-5 lines stating your main strengths or major achievements that are relevant to the role.
Keep your CV clear, concise, and chronological.A good CV will include information about relevant skills, work experience and educational achievements. Separate your education and employment into two sections and outline your activities from most recent to oldest. Keep the presentation simple and professional with clear font. A CV should be one or two pages long.
Final checks and formatting. Please ensure you have proofread your CV before sending it. Save your CV as a PDF document before uploading it to the online portal– this also applies for the personal statement.
Tips for writing a personal statement
Be authentic. A personal statement is your chance to stand out for the unique talents and experiences you have. It is an important part of the recruitment process as it is an opportunity to talk about yourself, your passions, and why you would be the right candidate for the internship.
Evidence your activities. Check the criteria on the role profile and incorporate these into your personal statement, focussing on the essential competencies.
Avoid making general claims without providing some context or evidence. For example, the statement, ‘I am an excellent team worker’ could be enhanced by adding more detail: ‘My experience performing in the senior orchestra affirmed my capability and enjoyment when working as part of a team.”
When providing examples, avoid referring to ‘we’ and instead use ‘I,’ describing the role you played.