Being a detective constable in London is a genuinely rewarding experience, not just for the satisfaction you'll get from helping make the capital safer for everybody, but for the pay and benefits you'll receive too.
You'll have 22 days' of paid annual holiday, rising to 30 days a year depending on your length of service. This is on top of public holidays and an average of two rest days each week.
Throughout your initial 20 week training period, opportunities to take any annual leave will be extremely limited and only granted in exceptional circumstances for a very short period – this is an intense course, and it's vital to your future development that you don't miss any aspect of the training. Please speak to the recruitment team if you require further information. However, once you've completed your initial training, you'll have the opportunity to take leave.
We make provision for a number of other forms of leave, including:
You will have free use of TfL services through the provision of an Oyster card.
You will have access to the Rail Delivery Group Scheme (RDG), which will allow travel within 35 miles of London using National Rail.
Both of these schemes allow unlimited travel for business and private use, although the RDG scheme requires a small monthly payment. The RDG scheme runs from April each year, with this year's full payment being £813.29 deducted from your monthly salary in twelve instalments. If you join part way through the year, you can expect to pay a proportion of the annual payment in your first year.
We'll always try to take your individual, religious and cultural needs into account so you can fit your work around your personal commitments. But we're an emergency service with a 24/7 responsibility to the people of London, so this may not always be possible.