Army puts students’ skills to the test

Students at South Essex College took part in a number of activities during a visit from the army’s Youth Outreach Team.

The team visited the college’s Southend campus to meet students studying on the Public Services course, many of whom have aspirations of a career in the emergency services and the army.

They took part in problem solving activities to encourage team work and leadership, skills which are vital in this sector.

An informative talk was also held, where the students could speak to the representatives such as infantry soldiers and military police to find out about careers in the army.

Tutor Nicole Cisowska said it was a fantastic opportunity for the students.

She said: “Visits like this really enhance the students’ learning as they can put their skills to the test working with people from the sector they are looking to forge a career in.

“The students had a fantastic day and found out a lot about the army and opportunities available. The activities gave the students an opportunity to challenge themselves and develop new skills.”

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Mick Ferris

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