On Thursday 29th September, the 186 (TEE) Field Company Territorial Army from 102 Battalion REME, Rhodes Street, Walker, came to TyneMet College.   The paint ball target range they brought with them was very popular and a huge success, Sergeant Hunter demonstrated to the students how to hold the rifle, aim and fire.   Other staff from the TA Unit were on hand to offer advice and guidance to students throughout the day.

Students studying on the Uniformed Services courses at TyneMet took full advantage of the paint ball range, displaying their excellent marksmanship skills.  They also talked to other College students about the new skills they are learning on their course such as; map reading, navigation, self defence and personal protection.  During the course they will also be taught to develop excellent communication and team working skills as well as reaching a good level of fitness to prepare them for their chosen sector.

The Uniformed Services courses are the perfect springboard for students wanting a structured career.  They are specifically designed to introduce students to the various public and uniformed organisations such as the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as the Prison, Police, Fire and Ambulance Services.

Students can enrol on to a Level 1 Public and Uniformed Services course, progress to a level 2 and then look at the possibility of enrolling on a Public Services (Extended Diploma) Level 3. 

Joining the Army as a Territorial means that all training and military duties are undertaken outside of normal working hours.  This makes it possible to get many of the benefits of Army life and combine them with a civilian life and career.   A salary is paid for all the time spent with the Army, and opportunities often arise for operational duties.

It's not too late to enrol on a vocational course at TyneMet College, whether you haven't chosen a college yet or you're not sure if you have chosen the right one; TyneMet's student advisors are ready to help get you started on your perfect course. Call 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit the website www.tynemet.ac.uk for further details on the wide range of full-time courses.