Flying high with the RAF
An RAF Flight Lieutenant visited The College of North East London this week to tell students about the range of careers the Royal Air Force can offer.
Lieutenant Gary Munroe dispelled any preconceptions students had about what the RAF was all about and explained how there are 72 job paths from laboratory technician to a member of the Search & Rescue Helicopter Team.
Lieutenant Munroe had been invited back to CONEL after a previous visit was a great success.
He had been so impressed with the students that he invited them to assist him in the RAFs promotional launch of a Careers Bus.
Four students from Skills For Working Life Entry Level 3 represented the college in the launch - which was held at St James Barracks.
Their tutors Marjorie Douglas and Rachel Valentine-Montoute commented on the changes in attitude of the group since the talk, even remarking on their enthusiasm and motivation to succeed. Two students are now considering a career with the RAF.
A group of Skills for Working Life students are also due to visit the Air Base to get an idea of RAF life. They have even been promised a helicopter trip!
The Lieutenant says he finds that city-based people arent necessarily aware of what the RAF is all about and how they could become a part of it. Kids have a lot of capabilities and they have a lot to offer, they should use their skills while they can, he said.
Anyone who would like more information about careers in the RAF should visit www.rafcareers.com.
- Last Updated: 05 August 2003