South Yorkshire youngsters given opportunity to join uniformed services
South Yorkshire youngsters can find out more about an academy which helps people start a career in the uniformed services.
Learning Curve Group Uniformed Service Academy is offering courses for youngsters and is opening its doors by hosting an open day for those interested including school leavers, career advisers and parents or carers.
Those attending will be able to meet current students who will demonstrate skills they have learned on the course.
There is also the oppotunity to speak to tutors, who are all ex-service personnel and will be available to answer any questions.
The vast majority of the course is held outdoors involving practical tasks, with an emphasis on well being and physical fitness, and other essential skills.
Francesca Veal, engagement support officer, said: “Because all our academies are based within army reserve centres, they’re surrounded by people who are in the army or reservists.
“They’re always bringing specialists that can do career talks for the students.”
The event is for anyone interested interested or considering a career in services such as the navy, army, air force, police, fire or prison service.
The open day takes place on Wednesday, June 30 between 10am and 2pm, at Manor Top Army Reserve Centre, Hurlfield Road S12 2AN
The free course lasts six months giving students the opportunity to gain a diploma in pre-uniform services level 1 and 2 .
The academy provides a free uniform, as well as assisted travel costs for students.
“Previous pupils have had a 85 per cent success rate in acceptance into their chosen service,” said Francesca.
The next intake will be in August.