I started my role at NCCU in October 2019. When I applied for the job, I was coming to the end of my master’s degree at university, where I studied Marine and Freshwater Biology. I had no prior experience of working in the Home Office when I joined, but the new starter training course and initial mentoring period at NCCU helped me to develop quickly into a high-performing member of the team.
I deal with a large variety of different enquires, each with their own unique challenges – no two days are the same! My role is also one of great responsibility, where my actions make a real difference and impact on people’s lives.
The unit also offers scope for doing project work alongside your regular duties. I’ve volunteered for additional responsibilities, such as becoming a regional Diversity and Inclusion contact officer. There are loads of opportunities for further learning, such as shadowing days at other units to see what they do first-hand.
Ultimately, this is an incredibly rewarding role where you have ample opportunity to develop your skills and gain new experiences. For anybody looking to kickstart their career in an exciting, rewarding and challenging field, I would absolutely recommend Immigration Enforcement.