I chose Home Office as a career after finishing my Law degree. I had enjoyed studying immigration law at university and thought that a job with Immigration Enforcement would be a good way of exploring this area further.
Doing this job, every day is different and that’s what I enjoy the most. My everyday work entails conducting visits at residential or commercial premises to check that people have the correct permissions to be in the country. I also regularly visit different police stations within our area as part of joint operations.
I enjoy my role within Immigration Enforcement as I get the chance to collaborate and build rapport with stakeholders such as the police, local authorities and the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) as well as other parts of the Home Office.
As a team, we also conduct modern day slavery visits. Helping vulnerable and trafficked/exploited individuals is the most fulfilling part of the job because you get the feeling that you could have saved a life or genuinely made a difference in the world, however small that may be.
I have also taken on extra roles within my team which will help me upskill and expand my knowledge. For example, I have taken upon the roles of Voluntary Returns Champion and Police Engagement Lead role as I am particularly interested in these areas of my job and feel these are areas where I can also challenge myself.
One of the biggest benefits of working in the Home Office is that there are many opportunities for you to develop and upskill yourself. I am constantly learning new skills that I can use in my personal life as well. If you like shift work patterns and are looking for opportunities to upskill, then look no further; this is the job is for you.