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CV Advice

Writing a CV can be daunting when you’re not sure what to include and how to set it out.

We’ve pulled together some of our key points to help you feel more at ease when writing your CV.

Click below to download a CV template which will provide you with a good structure.
This is always a good place to start. We have set out the order of the CV and the sections that should be included.

Your Personal Statement should be concise but give a flavour of what you’re looking to achieve in retirement/after the police and what you’ve got to offer employers.

The key skills section is vital. Please ensure that you list all relevant skills such as:

  • PiP2/3,
  • Holmes,
  • Firearms instructor,
  • Advanced driver, etc.
  • Don’t use generic ones such as decision maker, good communicator, etc.

    In the employment history section, chunk your career up into relevant postings with dates.
    Start with your most recent and work backwards. Your early career can be summarised.
    Under each posting do a paragraph or bullet points outlining your role, responsibilities and achievements.

    The Education section can be used for academic or professional qualifications.

    The hobbies and interests section can be used to make your CV stand out from the crowd, so don’t be shy at putting down anything interesting or different (within reason!!)

    Don’t include references yet, “available upon request” will suffice at this stage.

    After you have finished send it and we’ll review it for you and offer further advice should it be needed.

    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on 0843 4559 999 or send us an email to