Interview skills to be taught at police workshop
A WORKSHOP teaching would-be police officers key interview skills will take place in Dundee next month.
Police Scotland’s North Area recruitment team will be giving advice about how to best approach the force’s competency-based interview at Baluniefield Police Station, in Balunie Drive, on February 14.
The event is open to unsuccessful candidates and those attending the stage two interview for the first time, either as a regular officer or a special constable.
Inspector Irene Coyle said: “The competency-based interview is highly structured and can be quite unlike any interview candidates have experienced before.
“The style of the interview requires candidates to demonstrate their skills against specific competencies Police Scotland is looking for.
“Candidates are asked to do this using situational examples from their life experiences to illustrate their personality, skill set and individual competencies.
“Ideally we are looking for candidates to use the STAR-based model when answering our questions and during the workshop we will cover this approach and give examples of how questions can be answered.
“During each round of recruitment activity, a number of people are unsuccessful at this stage of the process.
“Candidates are welcome to reapply if they are unsuccessful at any stage, although they do have to wait six months before they do so.
“By holding this workshop, I’m hoping that this will enable attendees to successfully proceed to the next stage.”
The two-hour workshop opens at 5.45pm for a 6pm start.
To book, email policerecruitment firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 306684 with your name, date of birth, address, email and phone number.
Inspector Irene Coyle