Military Academy pupils secure jobs in the forces
TWO students from Duchy College's Military Academy are overjoyed after discovering they have secured jobs within the armed forces following rigorous selection tests.
Jordan Cooper, from Plymouth, is studying the 16-week level 2 course in Entry to the Uniformed Services and has now been asked to join the Army.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Britton, also from Plymouth, joined the academy to prepare for life in the armed forces.
Jordan said: "Now I have completed the Army selection I will be starting training in March for the Infantry and will be joining the Rifles.
"My time at college has helped me a lot to get to the stage I am at now.
"The best thing is doing physical activities with mates at college because we all push each other."
Jennifer has also completed her Military Academy course at the college.
She said: "I really enjoyed my time at Duchy College; it was motivational and helped me to understand what would be expected of me in my job role."
The selection tests are particularly challenging and require a high level of fitness, dedication and commitment, as well as a certain amount of preparation.
The impressive amount of students accepting jobs is a testament to how well the course is run.
Academy's Course Manager, Jamie Crisp, said: "It is fantastic news that so many of our students have secured jobs in the forces.
"The Military Academy courses are designed to teach you the skills you will need to gain entry to an Armed Force of your choice.
"Throughout the course we will support your performance and progression by involving ourselves in all that you do.
"We truly believe in the ethos of leading by example.
"All of our staff are either former servicemen or are still serving."