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Careers Updates

Marines put OBA Students Through Their Paces

Marines put OBA Students Through Their Paces 3rd March, 2017

As part of OBA’s mission to raise the aspirations of our young people and offer them real-life, world of work experiences, thirty students from Years 9, 10 and 11 who had registered an interest in the armed forces, were recently selected to take part in a careers session led by The Royal Marines.

A team of three Royal Marine Commandos came into school and hosted fun, fast-paced activities focussing on the following areas;

  • A fifty minute formal outreach presentation focussing on a day in the life of a marine
  • Fitness training and circuits
  • Practical Leadership Task
  • Small static displays (rucksack packing etc.) and field craft demonstrations (tent construction, ration sacks, military skills etc.)

As a graduate employer, it meant that the Marines could also discuss careers options with students and help them understand more about a life without limits in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines. They also spoke to students considering a career within this sector on a more informal basis, and provided help with things like interview techniques for the civilian workplace.

The leader of the three Marines said:

Thank you very much for your hospitality today, it was lovely to meet you and hopefully we can work together again soon.  Your pupils were clearly very enthusiastic and also a credit to the school with their fitness.