EMSOU Undergraduate Internships 2024-2025

Would you relish the challenge of working for the policing unit that deals with some of the most serious, organised, and violent criminals in the East Midlands region? 

The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), based near M1 Junction 27,  is offering exciting opportunities for up to six people on Year in Industry (YII) placements to join us in our dynamic and fast-paced environment for a minimum of 10 months within the 2024/25 academic year. 

EMSOU focuses on intelligence gathering and finding innovative ways to disrupt and investigate serious and organised crime, homicide, and terrorism, on behalf of the five East Midlands police forces and is a national leader in the provision of forensic services. 

EMSOU’s expertise and specialist capabilities are drawn upon from the five regional forces to tackle people, drugs and firearms trafficking, cyber crime, fraud and money laundering, prison corruption, murder and other serious assaults, along with terrorism and extremism. 

EMSOU are looking for people with an inquisitive mind-set, a positive attitude to problem solving and learning new skills, and the ability to apply new knowledge and experience across a range of challenges. There placements across technical, operational and support roles, including Communications, Drugs Administration Internship, Finance, Human Resources, and Technical Services. (See the full details for each area in the details attached to the advert.)

Key Accountabilities 

  • To communicate with law enforcement professionals and external partners to ensure that customer requirement is understood, and any results are concisely conveyed. 
  • Maintain information security in line with national and organisational policies and procedures during and after the placement period. 
  • Undertake such other duties commensurate with the post as may be required for the safe & effective performance of the job. This role description should develop along with changing demands of policing reflected in organisational objectives and priorities. 

The must haves 

  • To be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, having successfully completed the first two years of study and with full support of your university for a placement / year in industry.Relevant disciplines may include, but are not limited to – Business Studies; Criminology; Psychology; Journalism; Media Studies; Marketing; Communications; English; Creative Writing; Accounting; Finance; Human Resources Management; Computer Science; Cyber Security; Data Science; Electrical/Mechanical Engineering; Radio Frequency Engineering; Physics; Forensic Sciences; Photography; Digital Media etc. 
  • Experience of delivering written reports and verbal briefings, outlining risks, findings, results and recommendation. 
  • Have an ability to work effectively as part of a team, but also independently and using your own initiative. 

Locations of roles

  • Communications – Junction 27 M1
  • Drugs Administration Internship – Junction 27 M1
  • Finance – Junction 27 M1
  • Human Resources Junction 27 M1
  • Technical Services Junction 27 M1 and Derbyshire Force Headquarters (Ripley) travel to other regional sites will be necessary.

 Salary: Scale 2 (£22,101 – £22,671) 

Next Steps

If this is of interest click apply to complete your application. 

There is further guidance below, along with full details of the roles in each area. 

Vacancy closes on Sunday 5th November 2023

To find out more about Leicestershire Police – EMSOU and understand how you can make a difference visit the careers website and EMSOU website.

See EMSOU’s commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equality:-

At EMSOU we celebrate difference, encourage diversity of thought, and continually review our processes to maintain fairness, equality, and transparency.  We aim to attract and retain the most talented people and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups.

Encouraging a healthy work-life balance and flexibility is central to our success and wherever possible we will consider job-share, part-time, agile working, and flexible working arrangements.

We want to create an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential, and this applies equally during our recruitment process.  EMSOU are Disability Confident Committed and are proud to be part of the movement of change encouraging organisations to think differently about disability and neurodiversity in the workplace.

Those interested in applying are welcome to have an informal conversation with EMSOU HR to discuss any adjustments that may help either during the recruitment process or whilst carrying out the role to see if these can be accommodated.

The force is undertaking Hays Job Evaluation scheme; therefore the advertised grade may be subject to change. To be completed by April 2024 and if there are any changes to the grade, they will take effect from this date.

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