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Graduate job hunters could boost skills with police voluntary work

Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2010   Category: Work Experience

Individuals looking to complete some volunteering work to aid their prospects of gaining a graduate job may wish to approach the police.

The Bucks Free Press reports that Thames Valley Police are on the look-out for people to join the Special Constabulary group and have even set up a Facebook page to help with the search.

Alongside generating new contacts, the position also allows individuals to benefit their community, while improving their life and communication skills.

Thames Valley Police Special Constabulary chief officer Nigel Woodley told the publication: "The work can be varied. On one shift, you may be on the beat, talking to or addressing the concerns of young people in your local community.

"On another, you may be responding to emergency calls or dealing with a road traffic collision."

Paul Redmond, vice-president of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, recently advised soon-to-be graduate job hunters that part-time work could prove beneficial later in life.

He stated that it will show employers experience in the workplace, even if the job bears no relation to a graduate's chosen career.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19540943-ADNFCR

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