Swindon College welcomed active serving personnel based at the Royal Military College Sandhurst last week, as members of the Army Engagement Team visited Public Services students.
Major Lucy Smith and Staff Sergeant Anthony Burrell delivered an informative and inspiring presentation to over twenty five level 3 students – giving them valuable insight into the role of the army and the many career opportunities on offer.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A session, where both Major Smith and Staff Sergeant Burrell also shared their own experiences of army life.
‘’The opportunity for students to hear first-hand what the army has to offer is hugely beneficial’’ said Jamie Rice, Lecturer in Public Services. ‘’Many of our students have been inspired by presentations such as these, and have now gone on to have fulfilling and successful careers.’’
One student hoping to soon start his army career is Keiron Giddings, 17 who described the visit as ‘’very informative’’.
‘’It’s good to hear from people with real experience’’ says Keiron. ‘’I’ve recently applied for the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and hope to be able to start training once I’ve finished college.’’
‘’Everything I’ve learnt over the past few years on the Public Services course has only reinforced that this is what I want to do. It’s given me the knowledge and skills to set me on the right path to what I hope will be a longstanding career in the army.’’
To find out more about public services courses at Swindon College visit www.swindon.ac.uk