Applications are currently closed. Please revisit in October 2019 when details on the next intake and routes to application will be available.

Sussex Police's work experience programme is an exciting and valuable scheme offered to all students aged 14-18 who are in education across Sussex.

If you are keen to learn more about the police service or considering a career in the police service, this is a great opportunity for you.

We are keen to further develop a diverse workforce which is fully representative of the communities we serve, therefore we want the work experience programme to be accessible to everyone. We are encouraging as many applicants as we can from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds, giving all communities across Sussex the chance to come and see what it's like to be part of Sussex Police for a week.

During the work experience programme, you will assist and participate in a variety of interesting, challenging and exciting tasks and activities which will help you build on your personal, social and work skills. We will support you throughout the programme to make sure that you are enjoying and making full use of your experience.

This is not an exhaustive list, but some of the areas that you will visit include:

  • Spending time with the front office staff where members of the public report a wide range of crimes and incidents.
  • Finding out how officers on the Prevention Team work with local people and partners to solve problems within communities.
  • Visiting the property store where evidence from crimes and incidents is held.
  • Seeing how the licensing and events planning team prepare and deal with large scale events and licensed premises around the city.
  • Observing in the control room; understanding how 999 and non emergency calls are resourced.
  • Witnessing how our detainees are dealt within our Custody Suites.

For more information please contact your local work experience team: