Army visit to College inspires learners’ career ambitions

Members of the Cambridge 163 Support Squadron gave learners at Huntingdonshire Regional College an insight into their role and potential career opportunities as an Army Reserve during a recent visit to the College.

Sgt. Wayne Balcom and Pt. Kane Burton were on hand to explain the role of the squadron in supplying humanitarian aid and to provide information about training standards and careers advice.

Kieran Henshaw, a Level 3 Uniformed Public Services learner, said: “I have learned the basics of training today and about the differences between the various Armed Forces.

“I want to become a Combat Medic so it was really useful to find out more about the role and how to apply to join.”

The squadron is already planning further information, advice and guidance visits to the College in 2016.

Pt. Burton added: “It’s been great to come into the College today and widen the views of learners about what we do and what they can get from a career in the Army.”

The squadron is part of the 254 Medical Regiment. Its role is to train and provide officers and soldiers to support the Regular Army at home and abroad on military operations.

The Regiment recruits doctors, nurses, medics, drivers, vehicle mechanics, chefs and military clerks from all walks of life and trains all individuals to the high standards required by the Army.

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Pictured: Pt. Kane Burton and Sgt. Wayne Balcom with UPS learners during their visit to HRC.

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