Public Services students inspired by Army Reserves

Army Reserves visit

(Left to right): Ashley Crosland, Thomas Savage, Nathan Wroe, Ashley Peaks and Liam Cockerham.

The Yorkshire Regiment 4th Battalion Army Reserves visited our Public Services students to raise awareness of the role the Army Reserves plays in the United Kingdom Armed Forces.

The students tackled a range of command tasks including problem solving, army professionalism, operations and career advice under the watchful eye of experienced soldiers. This was a great opportunity for students to find out about careers in the Army Reserves and public services.

Aton Dobson, a Level 3 Extended Diploma Public Services student, said: “I have really enjoyed today, it has given me a good insight into the Army and the careers it can provide. There is more to the Army than meets the eye. This was a character building experience. I was pleased to be a team leader and enjoyed solving problems.”

Jasvir Saroya, Course Leader, said: “Many of our Public Services students are interested in joining the Armed Forces so this provided an opportunity for them to experience what is required. The learners undertook leaderless activities which required them to work collectively to find solutions to problems using their initiative and team working skills.”

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Last updated: 14th November 2016

Originally posted on: 14th November 2016