Marine Management Organisation: Staff

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how long on average the (a) recruitment and (b) training of each marine enforcement officer has taken in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Fisheries management is a devolved matter and the information provided therefore relates to England only.

Information on the average time taken to recruit a Marine Enforcement Officer is not held and this can depend on a number of factors, including the location of and number of posts available at a particular time and the recruitment process undertaken. Based on the current recruitment model, on average, it takes between 10-12 weeks to recruit for these positions.

On average it takes between 4-12 months to become a fully warranted officer. Continual professional development is then undertaken. The training methodology is adaptable, and alternative models can be deployed in instances where there is a need to train a number of new entrants in a short period of time.

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