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    Hey all!

    I find myself wondering a lot about the future, mostly about the job I will have after I leave university (hopefully!)
    My ambition is to become a CSI but, due to my naivety, I'm not sure about the best pathway into the career. My lecturer told me that a good way into the job is to get a job within the police force such as the Crime Investigation Unit, and then transfer internally once there is a vacancy.

    Is there anyone out there who can spread a bit of clarity on this for me?

    Many thanks!
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    Police experience will help, although some forces only recruit from their specials volunteers. Alternatively, you can look into a second degree with a forensics focus - even an FDA or Diploma that may only take 1 year will help.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Police experience will help, although some forces only recruit from their specials volunteers. Alternatively, you can look into a second degree with a forensics focus - even an FDA or Diploma that may only take 1 year will help.
    I'm doing a BSc at the moment in Forensic Investigation.

    I'm only in first year so I will probably be prepped for this kind of stuff later, I'm just curious

    Thanks for the reply though
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    (Original post by Sta_72)
    I'm doing a BSc at the moment in Forensic Investigation.

    I'm only in first year so I will probably be prepped for this kind of stuff later, I'm just curious

    Thanks for the reply though
    Ah well there you go. Also, don't be afraid to look into applying for positions further afield, internationally even. Even if the UK police force aren't recruiting when you graduate, doesn't mean there aren't possibilities in other countries too. I know a couple of british police officers who moved out to Australia for example.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Ah well there you go. Also, don't be afraid to look into applying for positions further afield, internationally even. Even if the UK police force aren't recruiting when you graduate, doesn't mean there aren't possibilities in other countries too. I know a couple of british police officers who moved out to Australia for example.
    Yeah you're right it's definitely a consideration.

    Thanks for the advice
 
 
 
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