As an apprentice I have been offered remarkable opportunities ranging from fingerprinting private and corporate clients, collecting witness statements and completing late night surveillance in central London.
I had to quickly become a city girl, understanding the etiquette and dress code to fit my role that would open up conversation with clients
Everyday you can never predict what calls or requests will come in last minute, which is what is so gripping about the job. No day is the same, and it is certainly not a normal 9-5 office job, especially when doing late night observations which takes you traveling in every direction across London. The role throws you in to have to be able to adapt to any situation and be observant while fitting in to society, even when doing surveillance. The art of covert observation comes from assessing your surroundings and understanding how to behave so that your body language isn't suspected
Within a short space of time I have learnt many skills which don't come from a textbook, everything is very hands on and you learn the skills in your own way. You're thrown in to the deep end of learning, which is definitely the best way to learn versatile techniques of being a private detective