Bolton College
Public Services students at Army Reserve Centre


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Bolton College’s Public Services students got a taste of army life this week, when they spent the day at Bolton’s Army Reserve Centre on Nelson Street.

45 students, who are hoping to progress to employment within the public services sector, participated in a variety of activities that focused on building their TLC skills – Teamwork, Leadership and Communication.

Corporal Will Owen of the Duke of Lancaster regiment watched over the proceedings and said, “The students seemed to really enjoy the day and they committed whole-heartedly to all of the tasks that we set them. I was very impressed”.

Gareth Wild, Public Services Lecturer, accompanied the students and added, “These visits are always a highlight for me. We try to get the students out of College and taking part in events like this as much as possible. The programme focuses on practical participation which helps the students pass the rigorous selection process of a number of public service organisations, including the police and fire service”.

The students ended the day with a tour of the centre and they will shortly be spending five days on an army residential, learning even more about army life. 

If you'd like to see all of the photos from the day, please click here.

If you'd like to find out more about our Public Services programmes, click here.