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STUDENTS FLY HIGH THANKS TO RAF

Public Services students have been finding out first hand what a career in the RAF would mean for them.

The students were firstly treated to a visit from RAF personnel who came to the College to conduct ‘Operation X’ – a themed ‘role play’ activity trip which the RAF carry out in order to give students an insight into life in the Service.

The day of team-building activities involved students being allocated job roles for a humanitarian aid mission overseas and having to deal with changing scenarios, affording real life opportunity to work as a team and communicate with each other.

15 selected students then visited RAF Brize Norton on 28th January to experience what life in the Service would be like. The lucky students were able to have a look at the different trades available in the RAF and were treated to a tour of the officers’ mess; for the truly adventurous, the highlights of the day were getting inside the latest war fighting planes and experiencing a parachute simulator.

Public Services lecturer Oli Wilkins commented: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to see real employment possibilities after college, with a clear understanding of what qualifications are needed for various job roles. The benefits of the RAF’s contribution to the course cannot be overemphasised and I would like to pass on the College’s sincere thanks to all those involved.”

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