Recruiter for the forces upskills with UWTSD


Whilst busy coordinating Dyfed Powys Police’s efforts within the UK’s biggest Uplift Programme to recruit 20,000 Police Officers, Catherine Evans chose to upskill and took on a CIPD Diploma in People Management at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

“As the Lead for Police Officer recruitment at Dyfed Powys Police, I started my course at UWTSD during an extremely busy time at work,” says Catherine.

Having worked in the construction industry for 31 years before taking up a role in the Police Force nearly five years ago, she continues: “The Force have a strong learning culture and encourage staff to increase their knowledge by taking various courses. Age makes no difference and we are always encouraged.”

With this support, Catherine opted to join UWTSD and began a Diploma in People Management specialising in Applied HR, from which she will graduate this summer. What’s more, “this qualification has allowed me to get promoted at work, because it was a requirement of the Recruitment Officer role, which I now hold,” she tells us.

“One of the best parts of the course is that I’ve developed networks and relationships with fellow students that have benefitted us all at different stages. We have a WhatsApp group to share ideas and to let each other know about vacancies within our differing organisations.  

“The Lecturers were another fantastic part of the course – they were there to help, support and guide us throughout the two years and nothing was ever too much trouble. They were always friendly and approachable and I really enjoyed our face-to-face sessions. 

“It was difficult at times to balance home, work-life and assignments but I was continually supported by my colleagues, lecturers and also my fellow students. I am proud to have achieved this qualification and would recommend it to anyone wanting a future career as a HR Professional.”

“It may have taken me 53 years to get to my graduation,” jokes Catherine, “but I am proud that my 90 year old parents and my family will be with me on the day to see me graduate!” 

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