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Shifts to Success
Shifts to Success is a business training company that specialises in operating structured business programmes exclusively for ex and serving police officers. We help you build successful businesses with entrepreneurial ideas that are fun and respectable, and ultimately allowing you to live life on your terms with more income, time and passion.
Mark Comerford Interview Video
Video interview with Mark Comerford (Openreach) as he explains what Openreach is looking for in terms of filling the many vacancies that they currently have.
Webinar 03 Transferable Skills
www.leavingthepolice.co.uk have created a webinar about the transferable skills you can take with you when you leave the police.
Heather Roach Interview Video
Our first interview with a former ACPO officer, Heather Roach, who retired from policing 2 years ago and is now living the dream but also working on different projects including some Safeguarding with the church. Heather provides some really sound advice to all those in the police family who are looking to move to UK Plc and take those well earned transferable skills with them. Her top tip is to research the organisation your proposing to go to and find out what issues they have that you can help then to fix. Heather also gives a big shout out to an excellent charitable cause called Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
Webinar 02 - Hints and Tips for Job Interviews
This recorded webinar covers the Interview process that usually follows your successful CV sift or application. All aspects of the interview process are discussed, including types of interview, preparation, questions, planning, research, travel with expert advice from the two presenters, Mark and Rob, who have interviewed many individuals for numerous roles. A valuable video for anyone that needs to prepare for an interview.
Kim White OBE Interview Video
Meet Kim who is probably our longest serving police officer as she started her service with Kent Constabulary in 1976 and although not one to pursue promotion, Kim has gained some invaluable experience along her career path. Kim leaves policing in November 18 and tells us her story about what she intends to do next in terms of job search and how she will plan her last 9 months in the job.
Webinar 01 - Job Hunting
This recorded Job Hunting webinar covers all aspects of finding a job, things to consider, where to look for jobs and doing your planning. Delivered by two former police officers who have gathered a great deal of knowledge and experience about the commercial world, if you are intending to find another job after leaving the police, you should not miss this webinar.
Tom Huntley Interview Video
An open and frank interview with Tom Huntley who provides some key hints and tips you need to know at the pre-planning stage before you leave the police and then some great advice on building your CV for each interview and ensuring that your opening paragraph on the CV really does sell who you are and what you can do.
Richard Honess Interview Video
An ex Sergeant in the Metropolitan Police with 16 years’ service, Richard has transitioned smoothly into the world of academia and is now a senior lecturer at Canterbury Christ University in Kent. Richard explains that he is still a member of the police family and recognises that most if not all of the skills he gained in policing will be fully utilised in his new teaching role.
Alex Stewart Interview Video
This interview with Alex Stewart covers his quite unique journey from operational policing in the MPS to become a freelance journalist with particular interests in sport, film and coffee. Some really good pointers for those who are about to leave policing including the need to plan as far ahead as possible and make sure that you have your finances in order.
Julian Whiting Interview Video
An ex Met police officer who left policing a number of years ago but he gives some really good hints and tips about pre-planning your exit, how to identify and use those transferable skills into new roles and how to become entrepreneurial. Julian has a wealth
Simon Elks Interview Video
An ex Sergeant with West Mids police where he decided to take the plunge early in his career having set up his gardening business whilst still in the police. Simon discusses his ability to engage with customers from all walks of life including those in the corporate world.
Tom Wheelhouse Interview Video
Former police officer Tom Woodhouse is interviewed by Rob Hoblin about his experience of leaving the police and how he landed on his feet helping other people to improve their lives with coaching and CV support. Tom has his own business now at www.mightify.co.uk
Karl Cowling Interview Video
An interesting job transition from the Ministry of Defence Police to the Civil Service and working in the space of vetting. Karl discusses the use of police officer communication skills in particular and provides some excellent examples of how he has taken his policing skills to a non-related job role.
Mark Walker Interview Video
Mark is the CEO of Ashridge Group which is a security provider for key commercial installations throughout the UK. Mark gives his perspective as an employer of ex-police officers and staff and in particular, makes mention of what you should and shouldn’t say during a job interview. He also gives some good hints and tips on CV writing and has offered to help those who wish to pursue and alternative career post-policing.