Pembrokeshire College welcomed the Corps Engagement Team of The Royal Engineers, who engaged with over 100 learners across a range of courses including Public Services, Military Prep, Construction Traineeships and Enhanced Engineering. This recruiting team from the British Army provided learners with a careers brief, highlighting the apprenticeships and trades available within the Royal Engineers and the learners were then engaged in a number of problem-solving tasks to develop teamwork.
They offered learners the opportunity to book onto a 3-day Insight Course at Gibraltar Barracks in Surrey, which will provide participants with an insight into demolitions, bridge-building and plant machinery operation, plus an opportunity to see where Phase Two trade training takes place for The Royal Engineers.
Lecturer, Andrew Desborough felt it was important for the students to get involved with the Corps Engagement Team.
“It was great to have the support from the Corps Engagement Team of The Royal Engineers during their 2-day visit to Pembrokeshire College. They provided useful and informative careers advice and provided students with a range of team-orientated tasks including constructing an infantry bridge and operating a multi-seat ‘bike’ as a team. Above all, the team of regular soldiers were able to offer advice and insights into training, career prospects and opportunities within the British Army.”
Student Rhys O’Mara explained how much he enjoyed the experience, “I really enjoyed the visit from the Royal Engineers. They told us about the range of jobs on offer with the Royal Engineers including doing your P Company course or All Arms Commando Course. They also showed us how to put together an infantry bridge and a team task where one member of the team had to steer a bike whilst blindfolded and told by others which way to steer. It was a really great day with loads of variety.”
Students were left feeling inspired about possible future career opportunities available with the Royal Engineers.