A flying start to a career in the forces is the aim of a new Sheffield training centre for teenagers.
The Military Skills Centre is based at the Territorial Army camp at Manor Top and offers tough courses for 16 to 18-year-olds, and for over 19s.
Courses of up to 32 weeks include academic studies but also include a daily exercise regime of at least 90 minutes and outdoor manoeuvres lasting up to a week, including activities such as rock climbing, raft building and parachuting.
The aim is to increase young people’s employment and training opportunities – and to boost recruitment to Britain’s armed forces.
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