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#26 Londonbased

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

They're all criminals, that's why we sent them there......isn't it?  Have things changed?

Ahhh. Failed vetting then!

I must admit I do find it puzzling when I see these kind of jobs advertised and wonder why the local citizens don't apply.

I know many Brits would be put off by the distance but there are other countries much closer to Australia than we are yet they can't get them to do the job either.



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 04:25 PM

They're all criminals, that's why we sent them there......isn't it? Have things changed?

<br />Ahhh. Failed vetting then!<br />I must admit I do find it puzzling when I see these kind of jobs advertised and wonder why the local citizens don't apply.<br />I know many Brits would be put off by the distance but there are other countries much closer to Australia than we are yet they can't get them to do the job either.
<br /><br />Can't answer your 1st point but the reason they recruit British officers is 3 fold. <br />1 we use similar laws being members of the commonwealth<br />2 we speak English as default<br />3 we used to be the best police officers in the world and that opinion hasn't shifted yet despite Mrs May & Mr Windsor's best efforts

#28 Dizzydee

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

It's something I'd maybe consider in the future, but I've still got to get through my probation before thinking of moving on to anything in my own force let alone abroad, lol!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:14 PM

<br /><br />Can't answer your 1st point but the reason they recruit British officers is 3 fold. <br />1 we use similar laws being members of the commonwealth<br />2 we speak English as default<br />3 we used to be the best police officers in the world and that opinion hasn't shifted yet despite Mrs May & Mr Windsor's best efforts

 

Well English is the only real reason. Australia has been accepting experienced immigrants to all sorts of jobs for years because it's a growing country with lots of space, and lots of room for growth. That comes with demands on services that you can't fill just by hiring locals - even if the locals wanted the jobs. You can't magically expand a police force overnight, and especially expand the number of experienced officers - if you want lots more cops with 5+ years service you either wait 5 years or import them. This is doubly true for niche roles - it's much easier to hire an experienced detective than it is to grow one. That experienced officer can then also pass on their experience.

 

The Australian armed forces are the same in hiring Brits, especially for specialist roles. New Zealand does the same. The Canadian police were doing it for years, especially in Alberta when the oil boom really kicked off, because they needed lots of experienced cops quickly.

 

Mining is the reason many of the locals don't want to work for the police - if its physical outside labour you want to do then you earn far more in the mines than you do the police.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:57 PM

Customs Officer- Before allowing you to enter Australia I have to ask do you have a criminal record?

 

Cheeky Brit - didn't know it was still a requirement

 

 

 

oh how they laughed 



#31 BlueLight85

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:11 PM

I myself have no desire to relocate to the land of giant venemous arachnids.



#32 Ezra Addle

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

Ooh, three years service required and according to the FAQ specialing doesn't count. Oh well, maybe next year...

What would it be like though? A huge area to police and you - a stranger in a strange land - caught somewhere between being the new boy and a troubleshooter brought in from overseas, must be tricky for some fitting in!
Again, surprising how a econimcally booming nation like Australia could need to look overseas for cops, given how oversubscribed the job is in most parts of the world.



#33 Krycek

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:35 PM

You'd have to acclimatise to a totally new environment and surroundings, and then add in the stresses of the job on top of that. It sounds great at first but I think it'd be too much for me, personally.






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