TWO students from Heart of Worcester College are due to receive a £1,000 training bounty on completion of Phase 1 training with the Army Reserve.
Rhys Kesterton and Callum Blake, who both completed a course in Uniformed Public Services at Heart of Worcester College this year, spent their summer break completing two intensive military training courses with the Army Reserve.
The budding soldiers were inspired to join the Army Reserves by their tutor Shane Husband, an ex-regular soldier who is a Corporal with 37th Signal Regiment, based in Moons Moat, Redditch.
Callum, who is now taking up an engineering apprenticeship with an aerospace company said: “The training was tough but really enjoyable. I’m proud of what I have achieved and look forward to applying my new skills in my civilian career.”
Rhys, who is begins an advanced course at Heart of Worcester College this month said: “The Army Reserve works perfectly for me. I get paid to train in my spare time and gain valuable work experience and leadership training while I am studying.”
Shane who lectures in Uniformed Public Services at Heart of Worcester College, as well as serving with the Army Reserve, said: “I’m really proud of all our students at the college, but to see some of my students following my footsteps in to the Army Reserves is an especially proud moment.”