Throughout the spring of 2020, X-Emergency Services delivered a transition programme for officers of Gloucestershire Constabulary who were approaching the end of their police service and were keen to prepare for new careers or new business ventures.
This was a pilot of our comprehensive three day transition programme and its delivery would not have been possible without the Support of Ian White, Branch Secretary of Gloucestershire Police Federation.
The programme pulled together the knowledge of X-Emergency Services and Eight Wealth Management. The programme was also greatly enhanced by inputs from companies who support our work, most notably BT, Century Maritime, Datum RPO and QinetiQ.
The results of the pilot are being independently reviewed by Buckinghamshire New University but early indications are that the programme was a great success, with comments such as:
‘All the presentations were excellent and again refocused me onto what skills I have and how they are perceived by other organisations’ and ‘It was far better than any previous pre-retirement course’
Ian White, Branch Secretary of Gloucestershire Police Federation said:
“My experience of pre-retirement courses is that they are heavily focussed on finances and pensions but X-Emergency Services offered us a product that really delivered in assisting officers who want to continue in employment or are considering being self-employed once they leave the service. Initial feedback from the delegates has been excellent and working with the XES team and partners in both the planning and delivery was a pleasure. This is a relationship that I am keen to develop further and would have no hesitation in recommending X-Emergency Services to other Forces and Federations.’’
Richard Rowland, Director of X-Emergency Services said:
‘’ We were very proud to deliver this programme to Gloucestershire Constabulary Officers. The pulling together of the skills of partner companies and supportive business managers, along with XES knowhow, was key to delivering vital transition knowledge and skills to service leavers, who are rightly proud of their many years of public service and hard won achievements’’