EXPLORING THE ARMY
We were pleased to take a group of pupils from Year 10 and 11 to an event at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. They joined young people from over 100 different schools and youth organisations to discover what career opportunities there are available for them in STEM subjects.
The event was supported by units from across the British Army and over 50 external partners, including BT, DELL Technologies, gsk, JACOBS, Thales and WILLIAMS Advanced Engineering. There were various workshops, interactive activities and displays on offer, as well as the unforeseen opportunity for some pupils to photobomb The Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne, who was visiting the event.
Later in the term, two cadets were fortunate to participate in a STEM camp on Salisbury Plain which showcased STEM opportunities in the British Army. Both cadets thoroughly enjoyed the week and achieved Industrial Cadet Silver Level certificates. Rudy has kindly summarised his experience below.
“The camp was, despite indisputably being a little cold, a marvellous experience. Interacting with soldiers, officers and equipment taught us a great deal about the Army and its opportunities, including further education and qualifications. It was a fascinating experience staying in a dorm with about thirty very varied strangers, tied together with the common bonds of the camaraderie of an amazing experience and discounted Pringles! I would recommend it to anyone, even if they weren’t sure about joining the Army. It teaches you about the possible options the Army presents in a wide variety of STEM disciplines, including careers I had never realised existed in fields such as information and intelligence”.
Ange Garner, CCF Contingent Commander