To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to develop skilled workers to administer UK borders (a) prior to and (b) after the end of the transition period.
29 October 2020
Border Force is recruiting sufficient additional frontline staff to ensure full operational readiness at the UK border for the end of the Transition Period and the introduction of new immigration and customs controls from Jan 2021.
New Border Force staff receive a comprehensive package of training prior to operational deployment. comprehensive guidance and training plans have been developed to upskill BF frontline officers in new policy, process and system changes for the end of the Transition Period. Initial training is further reinforced and supplemented by on the job mentoring once new staff have been deployed to UK ports.