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    Registered Users Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ scuba lad


    Anyone with a few years experience able to answer a few questions?

    How much help do you get as a probationer? I think everyone has to struggle in one way or another with paperwork and being totally new to such a different Job.

    I take it they you have a certain amount of case files to tick the right boxes to show progression? What is this like to achieve?
    I know you have to do 3 years in a response role but what's it like to specialise?


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  • scuba lad wrote: »
    Anyone with a few years experience able to answer a few questions?

    How much help do you get as a probationer? I think everyone has to struggle in one way or another with paperwork and being totally new to such a different Job.

    I take it they you have a certain amount of case files to tick the right boxes to show progression? What is this like to achieve?
    I know you have to do 3 years in a response role but what's it like to specialise?

    Help is abundantly available as a probationer. You'll have your sergeant, the rest of your section and a dedicated support officer. Paperwork is something that takes getting used to but there's always someone who can help out.

    During your probation you have a personal development plan to complete. It incorporates many basic tasks that you'll conduct throughout your career such as managing scenes, issuing tickets and conducting interviews.

    When it comes to specialising there are exams and fitness tests to do. Some roles also have interviews. They're tough processes and a lot of people go for them but they're always worth a shot, even just for the experience




  • Thanks majgreen!

    So your talking at least 4 years in response before any realustic chance of specialising?




  • Not at all. Some roles are now open to people who haven't completed their commitment period. You're better off applying as soon as possible while the exam/learning mentality is fresh




  • Pm sent majgreen


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