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Police help Whitley Bay students develop their skills

21 Jan 2016 14:07 PM

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Would-be Police Officers at a Whitley Bay school have been put through their paces as part of a career skills event.

The year 11 students from Whitley Bay High School recently took part in the tenth annual interview skills day - and as part of this year's event local Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Paul McKenzie was invited to host a series of practice interiews for those students aspiring to be a police officer in the future.

Students were asked questions to test their skills and suitability to be a police officer and help prepare them for the working world. After the interviews two successful candidates were selected as the prospective 'Job Offer' winners.

PC McKenzie said: "This event provided a great opportunity to chat to young people who are interested in joining the police and help them practice job interview skills to prepare them for the working world.

"The practice interviews certainly seemed to help give the students something to think about and I was very impressed by the attitude, maturity and standard of answers from the students.

"At the end of each practice interview feedback was provided and two students were selected as the prospective ‘Job Offer’ winners. The winning students on the day, excelled in both confidence and aptitude and I have no doubt would make excellent police officers in years to come.

"Although only two could be selected as the winners all students came across exceptionally well and they should all be very proud of themselves.