Joel, second from left, graduated from Policing degree in July.
"Since graduating, I’ve been working as a Special Constable with South Wales Police – a role I’ve been doing since October 2017 – while I consider the many different options available to me.
"I am currently going through the application process for the RAF Police, whilst keeping an eye on the next PC intakes with Gwent Police and South Wales Police.
"While most people who do the Policing course want to become a police officer, it’s by no means the only route available to you.
"The course prepares you to join the Police, but it also teaches you how to conduct yourself in the workplace - teaching you professionalism, time management, effective communication and a strong work ethic, all skills which will serve you well whatever role you go into, whether it’s the police, home office police service, military police or any other professional career.
"As someone who has just graduated, I’ve realised just how valuable this is.
"I loved the practical side of the course, such as the Crime Scene Training Facility, which gives you hands-on experience of investigating offences, searching and seizing property and much more.
"Also, the Hydra Simulation Centre and virtual reality scenarios really help to prepare you for the situations you will face as a police constable.
"For me, the highlight of the course was having the opportunity to lead and work with others, and develop those all-important management skills.
"This is something I thrive on, and as a police officer, is a crucial requirement. This gave me the opportunity to demonstrate the key policing competencies and really delve into the life of policing.
"I would 100% recommend the Policing course. It is one of the best things that I have done."