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    I've recently been through OASC and have received an offer for Admin (Sec). My first choice was Provost due to my three years civvie policing experience. Although I obviously gave both branch choices due consideration and completed various section visits, I now find myself with doubts over whether I'd be comfortable with the nine to five office based personnel role.

    I know that transition from the armed forces to the police is quite common but has anyone else done it this way round? In particular, has anyone found themselves within the Admin (Sec) branch and what are the associated pro's and cons? I already have insight into life within the armed forces so the "lifestyle" side isn't really in question. Any help or advice would be most appreciated.........
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    Have your tired RMP? If 'policing' is what you want to do (I use that term lightly) the you may wish to look at the Army.
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    I think if you do some more research you'll find that plenty of Admin (Sec) jobs are very far from 9-5 office based and plenty of Provost Officer jobs are. I understand that Admin(Sec) may not have been your first choice, but in actuality it can be a very diverse job. In fact, when you look at the job lists, if you ever get into the system far enough to find them, nearly every senior officer job is open to Admin (Sec). When combined with the fact that some people just love to be paper pushers and love the routine of Accts Flt, HR Flt (:eek:) etc, for those looking for career diversity, Admin (Sec) can be a very good place to be. Admin (Sec) after the first tour or so can get involved in policy, programming, training, diplomacy, languages, training, equerry work, the list goes on.
 
 
 
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