Army brings out the big guns for recruitment event

The Army brought out its big guns at a recruitment event held at Bishop Auckland College as it looks for the next generation of servicemen and women.

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The ‘Advantage Day’ event, organised by the Armed Forces Careers Office in Middlesbrough, saw a wide range of personnel providing information and demonstrations on the various Armed Services.

They included the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Military Police, Army Medical Services, Royal Logistics Army Catering, Army Air Corps, Royal Engineers, Veterinary Corps, Royal Artillery and Royal Armoured Corps.

Each stall had a particular focus in relation to different jobs in the military, with opportunities after the completion of college courses including positions in the fields of medical/health, music, photography, sports, close protection, engineering, catering, mechanics, logistics and admin/business.

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Students from the college also got to climb aboard the infantry fighting vehicle ‘The Jackal’ and ask the service personnel questions about the variety of career options in the Armed Services.

Rachel Thompson, a lecturer in the Uniformed Public Services/Policing department, said: “We often have students progressing from our Public Service courses into the military and other frontline services.

“Army career days like this ensure our learners have the chance to see all of the career options available to them in the military and enable them to make an informed choice about their future aspirations.”

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The college is still recruiting for full time courses starting this month in a wide range of subject areas, including art & design, catering, early years, hairdressing, health and social care, music, painting and decorating, performing arts, photography, plumbing, public services, policing and criminology.