Think retiring from the Police is a big deal?
You’re right, it is! It’s a step into the unknown and you’re leaving your safety blanket behind! What’s next and how do you get there? That’s what we’re here for. We help you find your next step after leaving the police whether that’s with a new career or training.
Members of our own team have been through the process of leaving the police themselves, so we pride ourselves in knowing the process and the problems that can come with it. Who are we? We’re Peel Recruitment and Training solutions and we were set up specifically to help serving, ex and retired officers find their way after leaving the service with new careers, training, and anything in-between. It really is easy if you have the know how and the contacts to give you a helping hand along the way.
We have 3 retired police officers in our team, all inputting their own experiences and helping us to make your experience better. One of which is one of our directors, Andy Smith who retired from Cheshire Police in 2016. He headed the Major Investigation Team as Detective Superintendent and was a fully accredited PiP3 and K&E SIO. The knowledge he brings to the company is crucial to the services we offer and the approach we take.
We’re constantly talking to retired, ex and serving officers to update our knowledge of the sector and to find out new ways that we can help one of the most valuable sectors of people in our communities. We want to ensure we’re as supportive as possible to everybody that approaches us and to do this, we need to be up to date with the policing world. We care about our candidates and we care about our clients, and we certainly do understand how daunting it can be to leave the force but we’re here to show you the light at the end of the tunnel.
One of the problems that we noticed that most of our candidate’s face is the dreaded CV. The majority of people that we come into contact with aren’t aware of the number of skills you acquire from your time in the force. To tackle this we have set up a FREE CV advice service. All you need to do is email us for a copy of our CV template or if you have a CV already send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you the advice needed to enhance your skillset.
Recruitment is not something that everybody can get right. You can’t just throw a stab in the dark and hope for the best. It takes skill, passion and the drive to see the process through from start to finish. Our other Director Dylan Cooper started his career in recruitment over 20 years ago. Dylan quickly progressed to the number one consultant in the UK and rose up to management level. He became director of an independent single sector agency in 2003 and was part of a management buyout in 2007. He grew the business into a multisector and regional business which achieved a 16-million-pound turnover figure up to its sale in 2016. His experience in the recruitment world is vital to the company.
Andy and Dylan, as directors, bring the Law Enforcement and Recruitment worlds together effortlessly. The knowledge of the sector you’re recruiting into is significant but the knowledge of how the processes of recruitment work is just as important. Having extensive information of both allows us to offer the best service possible to you when it’s your time to leave the force.
As we approach the end of 2018, we have begun to look back at the past year and what a brilliant one it has been. We are immensely proud of our work with former officers and staff and the support and service we have provided to organisations who protect our communities across the UK. This year we entered and won the ‘Best New Agency’ award at the prestigious Recruiter Awards 2018. We were up against a high calibre of businesses, but we had a huge amount of faith in the niche services we provide and the tailored recruitment we offer. We were ecstatic when our name was called out by the comedian host, Milton Jones and we were awarded with the new title ‘Best New Agency 2018’.
The judges said: “Peel Solutions combines policing and recruitment expertise to create a business that clearly meets a need and is creating second careers for highly specialised and valuable people.” This was a fantastic victory for Peel Solutions and it gave us the acknowledgement we needed to know our hard work has paid off and the service we are providing is important. It’s not just a numbers game for us, it’s about finding the right fit for a role so if you’re not right for a vacancy we won’t waste your time and efforts by putting you forward. We carefully choose vacancies that will best suit you and your skill set.