The Detectives - Emma
Emma undertook a work experience placement during the summer holidays of her English Literature degree. Having found it difficult to settle on what direction to take in the world of work, private investigation was the job that captured her, after spending her childhood recording notes using invisible ink in her very own ‘spy notebook’
On her first day she was thrown into the thick of things, being presented with a hidden camera and jumping into a car to follow a man who owed his ex-landlord several thousands of pounds. Over the next couple of weeks her tasks included locating two daughters who had been estranged from their mother, knocking on doors and speaking to neighbourhood residents to find another long lost family member, and navigating country roads, SLR camera in hand, in order to provide evidence of a woman going to work when she had claimed otherwise; mix this with hours standing on a Central London street watching the entrance to an office building and acting as 'second' on a number of surveillance exercises
"This was the most absorbing two weeks I have spent in years, to the extent I am completely hooked. It's not just the work, it's the people I was lucky enough to work with - all decent, honest and professional but still able to have fun. You do need a sense of humour - while I am currently in my final year at Durham University, at 22 I look a lot younger. I should have suspected something when Olivia persuaded me of the need to wear a school uniform and act 15 in order to test purchase some stores under Challenge 21"
"During that week the company had been asked to be the focus of a feature on young female detectives for a National newspaper; to accompany the article I went for a photoshoot with two 'old hands' - Emily and Olivia. We capped a day of clothes, shoes, hair and makeup (the way to a girls heart) with a drink by the Thames followed by Yo Sushi and - guess what - another drink. Having just caught the last train, I reflected the next night on the same last train having on that day spent a day which involved serving papers in Edgware and West Drayton and several hours Central London surveillance - quite a contrast! "
Our group of young detectives support other specialists and are involved in many areas of investigation such as:
Employee and HR issues
Prevention of Drink Spiking
Tel: 01483 200999 or 0207 158 0332