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ScottTheScotsman posted a topic in Specials RecruitmentJust as the title says, are you more likely to be accepted when applying for the special role rather than a full time one? Or is it just as difficult?
Hello So I'm 17 and am pretty set on joining the police and making a career out of it but am looking for things to have on my application/CV which make it appealing to the police. I have done a lot of researching, reading via my force's website (several times over), try my best to stay up to date with police related topics/issues and my cousin's wife is an officer so that is a helpful link. Although I have been advised by multiple people that I'm unlikely to get in at 18 and straight out of school (although I am still considering applying at that age just to see where it takes me) I am looking to start building up things that I can put down on paper that will look good. At the moment the only sort of 'special' or specifically relatable subject I am doing in school is a 'Law in Scotland' module via the Open University. I'm hoping this will show that I am able to be an independent learner, self motivated and have an interest in law. I also currently have a part time job in a shop where I would have access to large amounts of money and also deal with the public often. However, other than this there is nothing I can think that I can put down that will be any different from anyone else or at least make me stand out from the 'general norm'. As for community based things there is currently nothing going on in my local area. I have attempted getting work experience at my local station via my school who then said they couldn't get any work experience for me and I also tried getting some experience myself by emailing however it has been 4 months and no reply... So I am just wanting to know what could look good on an application other than the mentioned above? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated as I'm very serious about joining and creating a strong application whether it be when I turn 18 or a bit further down the track. Thanks all! TL:DR - What can I put on my application that looks good other than work experience with the police and community based things?