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Rebecca’s Army choice

FUTURE soldier Rebecca Goodier had her choices in the military explained at a careers week in Felpham Community College.


Rebecca, pictured below right, intends to join the armed forces when she finishes her education and found out all about the options available to her from the experts.


Speakers from the Army, Royal Navy and RAF were joined by those from civilian employers like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the University of Chichester and the University College of Football Business during the week.


Year 10 student Rebecca said: “I have been an army cadet since May last year. My dad was an air cadet and my uncle a sea cadet, so I am carrying on the tradition.


“The talk was really interesting as it gave me lots of information on the wide range of careers available in the Army.


“My plan at the moment is to join the Infantry after I finish school.”


The special week saw a number of the speakers contribute to lessons as well as giving presentations during lunch breaks.


Former students also returned to discuss their career paths and university courses.


Students from all year groups were encouraged to attend the programme of talks and workshops.


College careers co-ordinator Gill Woodman said: “It has been great this week to see students interacting with ex-students, asking them questions about what paths they have taken.


“The lunchtime talks were popular and student feedback has been positive.


“We want to give students as much information and advice on life after school as possible.


“We organise a number of trips for groups of students in different years throughout the school year – to universities, colleges, local businesses and multinational companies.


“If there is an event taking place which can encourage our students and give them career direction, we always try and ensure the college is taking part.”

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