Students get a taste of life as a Royal Marine

Royal Marines at Chesterfield College

Royal Marine Commandos spent the day with Public Services students at Chesterfield College yesterday to give them an insight into life in the service and the types of careers open to them.

The visiting Royal Marines, who were all five or six years into their careers,  spent the morning sowing the seed of what life is like as a marine. They explained the role of the marines and the range of jobs available in the force before putting the students through their paces in a physical test which demonstrated the level of effort, determination and fitness needed to serve with them.

Level 3 student, Holly Ward, who is working towards a career in the Armed Forces, told us:

“It has been a challenging but interesting day. I knew the practical we took part in was going to be tough but until you’ve tried it you don’t know what it’s really like. It has definitely opened my eyes to what is expected of you in the forces.”

Patrick Soltys, studying on a Level 2 course, said:

“It is really interesting to learn from the professionals who are doing the job now and are still working as marines. I have got a lot from the visit today even if I did have to dive in the mud to prove I could do the fitness session.”

If you are interested in a career in the armed forces take a look at the range of public services courses we have on offer.