Police officer at British Transport Police

People in this role may also be known as police officers or police constable.

10 workers in this role at British Transport Police have taken the survey.

How much does British Transport Police pay police officers?

Police officer at British Transport Police
£12.86–20.83
Typical range
£11.54–22.12

Police officer employees at British Transport Police are typically paid £12.86–20.83 an hour, based on data from 10 employees.

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What is management like for police officer employees at British Transport Police?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do police officers think British Transport Police head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do police officers at British Transport Police feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    63% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for police officer employees at British Transport Police?

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Bad
  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do police officers at British Transport Police get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    90% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do police officers at British Transport Police get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Not great
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do police officers get of their shift pattern at British Transport Police?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 70% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • No unpaid extra work

    Do police officers at British Transport Police do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for police officers to book a holiday at British Transport Police?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    89% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for police officers to take sick leave at British Transport Police?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    78% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do British Transport Police managers change police officers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

What is career progression like for police officers at British Transport Police?

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  • Opportunities to progress

    Are police officers given support to progress at British Transport Police?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do police officers get enough training when they start at British Transport Police?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    90% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from police officers at British Transport Police

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  • Best thing

    Set rota

    Worst thing

    No respect from public MPs media

    5.2

    Police officer, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping people
    Different every day
    Working with colleagues

    Worst thing

    Admin and paperwork
    Dealing with trauma

    8.3

    Police constable, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Set shifts easy to work out lifr

    Worst thing

    No respect from press public etc

    6.8

    Officer, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Paperwork, lack of trainin

    7.9

    Police officer, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and pension

    Worst thing

    Shifts and lack of respect

    3.8

    Police Officer, October 2020

How British Transport Police ranks

British Transport Police ranks joint 6th to work for in police officer employers

  1. 5 Police
    6.8
  2. 6= British Transport Police
    6.7
  3. 6= Greater Manchester Police
    6.7