PCC's Blue Light Jobs Fair, Swanley, November 2019

Matthew Scott’s second Blue Light Jobs Fair took place at Orchards Academy in Swanley on 14 November.

With Kent Police looking to recruit hundreds more police officers, the Police and Crime Commissioner invited members of the public to a free event where they could find out more about the careers on offer.

Mr Scott said: ‘In summer 2019 Kent Police recruited nearly 200 new police officers, and the force is looking to recruit close to another 200 on top of that by January. The recruitment team is handling more than 50 applications to join the force each week, and with the Government pledging to fund another 20,000 police officers across the country, there will likely be even more opportunities to join coming up.

‘My Blue Light Jobs Fair allows would-be new recruits a chance to speak to officers and staff to get more information about the various roles on offer, and how to apply.'

As well as Kent Police, the event was also attended by representatives from Kent Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, and a number of criminal justice agencies like HM Prison Service and the Crown Prosecution Service. Visitors could also find out more details about volunteering with the likes of Victim Support or the Kent Special Constabulary.