X-Emergency Services were delighted to deliver a Career Transition Course to officers from Leicestershire Police who are approaching the end of their service.
This is the second such course delivered in Leicestershire, and more are planned in the forthcoming months.
Richard Rowland, one of the Directors at X-Emergency Services, said:
“Once again we were really pleased to deliver this important Career Transition Course to Police leavers, who collectively have given hundreds of years of service to the Crown and to the Communities of Leicestershire. This course wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Leicestershire Police Federation and many other partners.”
Adam Commons of Leicestershire Police Federation said:
“It is really important to me that we prepare our colleagues as best we can for retirement. Some of them will have done over 25 years in the Police and it will be a massive adjustment for them when they leave. X-Emergency services help us accomplish that goal with their excellent course which is tailor made to my colleagues needs.”
The course was kindly hosted by Amazon at their East Midlands Airport Fulfilment Centre.
Emma Morgan from Amazon said:
“Here at Amazon we are delighted to support the X-Emergency Services transition organisation. We recognise the skills and abilities that members of the emergency services possess. Many former Police officers have made the transition from the police to Amazon and are thriving in their new careers here at Amazon. We shall continue to support those leaving the emergency services into careers here at Amazon”.
Additional support for transport was provided by the BMW Group.
Matthew Boyles of BMW Group said:
’Both my older brothers were serving police officers, so I know from a personal level how important the work that X-Emergency Services is, and it also gives me great pride to be able to offer a bespoke special service and offers on any BMW or MINI for all serving and retired Police officers across the UK.’ For more information please see https://www.bmw-ukforces.co.uk/bmw
Input on Financial Planning was provided by Rob Heath and Jack Wilson from 3 Nines Financial Planning.
Rob Heath said:
“It is always a pleasure to present to a group of police officers approaching the end of their service and help them understand the nuances of their police pension as well as other important financial considerations that they should be aware of. There was great interaction which always makes the session more enjoyable and most of the attendees have already contacted us for important follow-up one to one meetings with me or others in my team, so we look forward to working with them in the future. Thanks again to Richard and the X-ES team for their continued support and collaboration.”
Additional support on CVs, Interviews and Social Media was provided by Amanda Aston from Datum RPO.
Amanda Aston said:
“It’s always a pleasure to support our ex-emergency service candidates navigate their pathways towards their next exciting destination. I am always impressed at the high level of transferable skills on offer. A fantastic talent pool entering the employability market, the ultimate source of new recruits”.
Follow-up coaching is provided by Julie Hutchison of Think Be Do leadership.
Julie goes on to state,
“Coaching the delegates to look at their futures from different perspectives, understand their personal motivations, and drawing out their true ambition for the future is a delight. I am always inspired by the mindset changes we see when we challenge our brains to be more open and creative.”
Feedback from the course has already started to come through and has continued to reinforce the essential elements of this course to leavers from all the emergency services, with comments such as:
- ‘Very enlightening, with practical ideas on what language to use and how to lay out a CV.’
- ‘It was an eye opener on different levels. I learnt a lot over the two days and has certainly given a lot of things to consider.’
- ‘Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned that a lot of skills are transferable to other jobs. Will be recommending to others.’
We look forward to delivering our next courses in the next few months to Leicestershire Police, Surrey Police and Sussex Police, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Hampshire Constabulary.