New Gwent Police recruits celebrate successes at apprenticeship programme ceremony

Fourteen new Gwent Police employees, who successfully completed an apprenticeship programme, have celebrated their achievements at the service’s headquarters in Cwmbran.

The scheme, operated in partnership with Talk training, saw more than 90 per cent of the apprentices secure a full-time position with the police service.

Working across different areas, such as business administration and IT, Talk training helped recruit the apprentices and delivered the apprenticeship programme.

Alisa Quartermaine, Gwent Police’s head of human resources, said:

“It was a great moment for us to present the certificates to these apprentices who have become valued members of the organisation upon completing this apprenticeship scheme.

So many of this group of people have found permanent positions within Gwent Police and across so many different roles within the service.

These people will bring an array of new skills and talents as well as a diverse breath of new ideas and ways of thinking that will allow us to deliver the best possible service to our communities in Gwent.

Schemes such as the apprenticeship programme show that there are additional routes of employment into policing, and I’m delighted at the commitment shown by this cohort in successfully completing the scheme.”

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The programme’s core objective was to equip the apprentices with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to excel in their chosen fields within the police service.

Gwent Police further demonstrated their commitment to recruiting locally, nurturing a diverse range of talents, and supporting the professional development of their workforce.

Tanya Parmee, Sales Manager at Talk training, confirmed this, saying that;

“The awards ceremony celebrates the remarkable accomplishments of the apprentices, with over 90 percent of recruits successfully completing their apprenticeships.

This achievement highlights the dedication, hard work, and determination of both the apprentices and the supportive environment provided by Gwent Police and Talk training.”

Richard Cook, the recruitment officer from Gwent Police who organised the event and scheme, said:

“We have worked closely with Talk training for several years helping to develop existing staff. But this is the first apprenticeship programme we have delivered that enabled us to recruit 15 new apprentices to our service.

Ultimately, the success of this apprenticeship programme lies in the fact that more than 90 per cent of those who completed their apprenticeships have now secured permanent positions with Gwent Police.

They have gone from learners to valued employees, who are ready to contribute their newfound expertise across a variety of roles within the organisation.

One of the learners said that ‘the experience this programme has provided has helped me choose a totally new career path’ which highlights the benefits of the scheme.”

Interested in finding out more?

To find out more about this programme with Gwent Police or to find out what other opportunities are available with Talk training and the apprenticeship programme in Wales, call 01443 848300 or email