The Corps of Royal Engineers visit YCC

Corps of Royal Engineers with YCC Uniform Services Students

YCC played host to The Corps of Royal Engineers today, as Corporal  Steyn,  Corporal Spurgeon and Sapper Reid  came  to talk to Uniformed Public Services students  about the opportunities and possibilities available in the Royal Engineers.

Students learnt that joining The Corps of Royal Engineers is unique route within the Army, with all  “Sappers” being triple skilled including; multi skilled soldiers, combat engineers and tradesmen.  Making Royal Engineers combat soldiers with a technical edge.

Whether on the front line, or behind it, students heard how Royal Engineers, because of their technical skills, have many roles to play in supporting the rest of the Army such as  bridging rivers, clearing minefields and improving transport routes.

Uniform Services tutor Gary Taylor said: “Student seemed particularly excited by all the additional sports and training opportunities such as parachute jumping, the chance to become a diving expert or travel the world playing their favourite sport.”

“This visit is one of many opportunities that students, studying Uniformed Public Services at YCC, get to meet real people working within a variety of roles across the Uniformed Public Services such as the Army, Police, Fire Service and Ambulance Service.This study programme is the ideal way for students to research potential careers, experience the lifestyle through residential trips and develop all the skills needed to be successful in the application and selection process of their chosen career.”

Find out more about the Uniformed Public Services  study programmes at YCC by clicking here