Working with... The Royal Air Force
At Weston College we love working with employers who are just as passionate about creating opportunities for our future workforce, as we are!
One company that we work closely with, through our Public Services Career Excellence Hub, is the Royal Air Force (RAF).
We asked Jacqueline from the RAF a few questions, about the work we do together:
Who are you and what do you do for a job?
I’m Jacqueline, and I work in the Royal Air Force Careers Engagement Team.
We engage with educational establishments, key influencers and opinion formers to attract and recruit people into the Royal Air Force through face to face and virtual engagement throughout the UK by various means.
How do you work with Weston College?
We invite learners that study a Public Services course to visit RAF Brize Norton to look at life and meet service personnel in their working environments. We run this trip twice a year for Weston, to people at different stages of their course, to showcase Station lifestyle and careers. RAF Brize Norton is home to over 8,400 Service Personnel as well as 1200 civil servants and contractors making it our largest station.
I also deliver virtual careers insight events to learners too, which allows learners to hear about specific RAF Careers, the pros and cons, challenges of service life and contract, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions.
We find that learners from Weston College are always really engaged, and that the staff are always really supportive of their learners and careers within the RAF.
What impact has this had on your organisation?
We have had several learners join us as a direct result of our virtual and face to face engagement, which has been really fantastic for us.
A big thank you to Jacqueline from the Royal Air Force for speaking to us about the work we do together and how it is impacting them and our students.
If you are interested in a career in Public Services, you can see our available courses, by clicking here.