26 Nov 2019
Babcock awarded contract to provide services to London’s Police
Babcock has been selected as the Metropolitan Police Service’s (Met Police) learning partner, working with a consortium of four London-based universities – Anglia Ruskin University, Brunel University London, University of East London and University of West London – to support the UK’s largest police service with the training of its new officer recruits from 2020.
The partnership with the Met Police will last until at least 2028, with a possibility to extend for a further two years, and is set at a maximum contract value of £309 million, dependent on the number of recruits trained under the programme.
Babcock and its university partners will work collaboratively with the Met Police to deliver its new-recruit training and assessment through an accredited route that complies with the new police educational pathways set out by the College of Policing. The training will offer degree level apprenticeships or, for those that already hold a degree (other than College of Policing ‘pre-join’ approved degrees in professional policing), a Diploma in Policing.
This agreement forms part of a broader Met Police programme to ensure its officers and staff receive access to the best support, training and tools, in recognition of the critical work they do to keep London safe. Work on the eight-year programme will begin next financial year.