1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
CPS- paralegal officer. give charging decisions, review evidence, chase police for evidence, serve papers on defence and court, sort witnesses, warn witnesses, cover case at court, cover sentence hearing.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
HNC and NVQ level 5, police training, CPS training, management experience
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Love the team, love the work, I thoroughly enjoyed the apprenticeship and felt supported at all times.
4. How valued do you feel by Crown Prosecution Service?
extremely! I have recently won a country wide staff award and was nominated by my colleagues and my manager which makes me feel extremely valued.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
induction was good, programme was well organised to say it was the first year of the apprenticeship
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
lots of support from tutors, line manager allowed me as much time is I required to complete the assignments.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
an immense amount- manager was always allowing me days to work on my assignments.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
for the importance of the job and how it changes peoples lives we should be paid more.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
no, the CPS is civil service therefore there are no opportunities to do events or clubs.
9. Would you recommend Crown Prosecution Service to a friend?
I am serving my country and making sure that criminals are prosecuted properly.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Crown Prosecution Service?
Do not worry about the assessment interviews, just be yourself and try your best!
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