Police Inspector Michael Morland is responsible for delivering neighbourhood policing across Milton Keynes, having joined Thames Valley Police seven years ago on a promotion from Warwickshire Police.
“I decided to participate in a Career WorkOut session as it is a great way to engage with young people and help them develop their skills for the world of work. A number of colleagues told me that it was a really excellent way to meet young people. I completed my WorkOut at Oakgrove school with about 30 Year 8 students.
“I really enjoyed answering their questions about my role in the Police, and felt appreciated on how interested they were in my job. The style and approach also allowed the pupils to practice interview skills such as introducing themselves and shaking hands. The format made the experience positive and stimulating but not too formal, which was fantastic.
“This experience made me feel very positive towards young people, and I have realised my organisation can do more to engage and support the younger generation. I have spoken to my neighbourhood officers and I am encouraging them all to complete a Career WorkOut.
“The format and structure of Career WorkOut out means it is a fun and exciting experience for all!”