This programme is aimed at 18 -25 year old young adults not in education or training.
Wiltshire Police Mentoring Circles is a programme coordinated and delivered in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, through Devizes Job Centre. The programme is designed for 18-25-year-old NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people, with two objectives; to promote employment pathways into Wiltshire Police and to empower young people on their journey into the world of work.
Mentoring Circles is delivered over 3 consecutive sessions, each 2 hours in duration.
“Due to the current pandemic, the programme has been adapted to be delivered over Microsoft Teams”.
Mentoring Circles is delivered by the Youth and Early Intervention Team and supported by members of staff from the Job Centre and Wiltshire Police.
The programme aims to:
Help young people to understand the different roles within Wiltshire Police
Explain how to apply for roles within our Force
Improve young people’s employ-ability skills
Improve young people’s confidence, resilience and team building skills
Competencies and Values expected from Wiltshire Police
Mentoring Circles involves many other members of Police Staff, including members of the Senior Leadership team, Police Constables, Special Police Constables, Local Crime Investigations and Police Community Support Officers, who share their experience and the skills needed to fulfil their roles. The purpose of this is to inspire participants and enable them to recognise their own skills and experience.
Each programme is individually designed, but an approximate session breakdown is as follows - once a meet and greet takes place:
Welcome talks from members of the Senior Leadership Team
Establishing ground rules, expectations and the aim of Mentoring Circles
Exploring what mentoring is and how it can aid personal and professional development
What makes a good job application?
How to use the STAR structure in job applications and interviews
Employment pathways in Wiltshire Police
Competencies and Values within Wiltshire Police
Closing talk from Senior Leader
How to be more resilient
Round robin with talks from different staff members
The programme is structured so that participants can network and build up a good range of contacts who can offer guidance and support should they want to apply to Wiltshire Police.