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Care Leaver meets Chief Superintendent as part of the Police mentoring scheme

Care Leaver one to one meeting with Chief Superintendent as part of the Police mentoring scheme.

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This is Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly meeting with one of our Care Leavers, Liana, as part of Sussex Police’s mentoring scheme. The scheme has been in existence for some time, but they are really keen to target the support to our care leavers.

This introduction came out from the recent  “Time to Talk” event  when two Care Leavers gave their experiences of contact with the Police.

Liana really wants to join the police and the Chief Superintendent spent over two hours discussing how she can achieve that and discussing the job.

Liana thoughts about the meeting:

I am a 19 year old care leaver, who has wanted to join the police since I was a little kid.  I’ve done my public services level 3 extended diploma at Chichester College, to help me enable to do so.

The next big thing was meeting the Chief Superintendent of the Police. The meeting was really insightful and helped open new ideas to help me through the recruitment process.

Here are the main things I took away from the meeting:

  • The police don’t like recruits to young
  • Go out and get a variety of experience behind you, especially working in teams
  • You need a minimum of 2 A levels
  • Develop your organisational skills and problem solving skills
  • There are not looking for the ideal candidate, rather they are looking at you as an individual and what you bring.
  • Fill in the application form
  • Think back to why you want to do it

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