Induction Dates / Shift Patterns
We have planned start dates available throughout 2017. Depending on your Assessment Centre and Interview dates you will be able to see the next available date that you could potentially start with us if you are successful through the selection process.
Dependent on your current notice period, personal circumstances and successful pre-employment checks the Recruitment Team will endeavour to allocate you to the next available induction course.
The first seven weeks with us are really important as you will have classroom, practical and systems training to guide you through your orientation of West Midlands Police.
Once your classroom input is completed and you have the necessary IT accreditation to access our policing systems you will join the training office and will be supported to take ‘live’ calls from the public and begin to translate all the theory into practice with the help of a great team of learning coaches and supervisors.
- 6th March 2017
- 20th March 2017
- 3rd April 2017
- 24th April 2017
- 22nd May 2017
- 30th May 2017
Hours of work
Force Contact operate a 24/7, 365 day a year to be able to deliver a great service to the communities that we serve and be there to help those who are in need.
In order to deliver this service our Dispatchers and Contact Handlers work a variety of shift patterns. Your shift pattern will be allocated once you have been successfully selected and offered a role with us.
We will ask for your preference of shift pattern during your selection process. This is to balance your work/life needs with the needs of the organisation.
Here are our current shift pattern for each role.
- 2 x 12hr days, 2 x 12hr nights followed by 4 rest days
- 1 x additional rest day every 8 weeks
- Allocated training time
Core 24/7 – Shift Allowances
- 3 Early, 3 Lates shifts followed by 3 Rest Days.
- Training day every 9 weeks
Earlies/Late Shift Allowances
- 24/7 consisting of 2 early shifts, 2 late shifts , 2 nights followed by 4 Rest Days
- 20 week Pattern
- 1 x Training Day every 10 weeks
- Early and Late shifts consisting of 3 early shifts, 3 late shifts followed by 3 Rest Days
- 27 week rotating Pattern
- 2 x Training Day every 27 weeks