Our Level 3 Uniformed Protective Services and Policing students welcomed the British Army to the Steve Prescott Centre this week.
Students were given an insight into the daily life of a British Army soldier by a team of representatives who shared their experiences, as well as receiving expert career advice and guidance on job opportunities, interviews and requirements within the Army. On top of that, they also got to climb aboard the infantry fighting vehicle ‘The Jackal’ and ask the service personnel questions about working in the Armed Services.
Matt Donkin, Public Services Lecturer, said: “It was great to have the Army down at the StevePrescott Centre to speak to our group of Uniformed Protective Services andPolicing students. This was a fantastic experience for all our students, especially those that have already expressed an interest in joining the Armed Forces, and allowed them to discover more about what is required to embark on a career. It also provided them with the opportunity to find out more about the wide range of careers on offer in the Army as well.”
LCpl Barry commented: “The turnout of the students was good and I think we made a really big impact on them. Many of them didn’t know too much about the career stream in the Army and how it's not just made up of combat soldiers, so it was good to inform them of that.
“At first, the students were a bit shy but, once we started to get involved more with them, they really came out of their shells and started to ask us lots of different and interesting questions, which was nice to see.”
The Army has many different careers available for people wanting to join as a soldier or officer.The types of roles available include combat; engineering; HR, finance and support; intelligence, communications and IT; medical; logistics and support; and music. For more information, please visit https://apply.army.mod.uk/.
Thinking about studying and taking the first steps towards your future career at Hull College? Discover more about our Uniformed Protective Services and Policing courses here.