Adina spent a week on work experience with us, getting involved in varying aspects of our work including research, making door to door enquiries, process serving, meeting clients at a function, Challenge 25 and surveillance
Romanian born and living in Italy before moving to England, Adina is trilingual, although it was unfortunate in that it was a week in which demand for her fluent Italian and fluent Romanian was not prevalent.
Willing to get involved in anything, some advantage was taken of Adina's young appearance; although 18 years old and therefore legally allowed to buy alcohol, she was quickly employed for test purchasing a hotel group under Challenge 25, the bartender rightfully refusing to serve her without ID
In Adina's words:
Becoming a detective wasn’t on my list of dream jobs. I didn’t think it could excite me enough. Having spent one week at Answers Investigation I understood that you don’t know what you like until you try it
From my first day I had the opportunity to experience new things such as physical investigation enquires. I was very surprised when they took me to a business drinks treating me like one of their colleague
I was able to learn how to take finger prints and read some of the pervious investigations.
This week helped me understand that being a detective can be exciting even though not all of your time is spent ‘on the field’
One of the downsides of looking underaged, however, was being quickly drafted in for the opportunity of obtaining some illustrative photographs for our Challenge 21 and Challenge 25 training and test purchasing programmes
Not all of Adina's week was work, however, social sides including an evening's ice skating at the local ice rink in which her ice skating skills were put to the test