One step ahead
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is usually one week of theory and the rest is hands-on in a live work situation,’’ he says.
Zoe Simmons, 20, is undertaking an indigenous preemployment program through Maxima to join SA Police.
Candidates must have completed Year 12. The Federal Government-funded program gives participants an edge as they study for a Certificate III in Police Studies as well as covering fitness requirements, first-aid skills and computing.
Simmons has wanted to join SAPOL since age 16 and believes she can not do it without the training.
‘‘ This has shown me there’s so many things I needed to brush up on,’’ she says.
She says low self-confidence was identified as a potential stumbling block to her success and public speaking tuition was arranged to increase her self-esteem. ‘‘ This has taught me that if you have got enough passion (for a job) then you can do it,’’ she says.