Royal Artillery Reserves Run Student Engagement Event

Students fire air gun

On the 13th of January, Reserve Soldiers from 207 (Glasgow) Battery and 278 (Lowland) Battery ran an engagement event for students from Edinburgh College. 

The students, who are currently on the ‘Army Career Preparation’ course, were invited along to see first-hand the opportunities the Royal Artillery offer. 

Students in Garage

With the aim of encouraging young people to consider a career in the British Army, the 18-week course is designed to prepare students for the fitness, interview and selection process at the Army Development Selection Centre.

By speaking to serving Reservists, the students benefited from hearing about life in the Army and potential career prospects.

Students speak to Reservist

The group were treated to a few unique demonstrations, including a display of the unit’s L118 Light Gun; this was met with great enthusiasm and a barrage of interesting questions for the soldiers to answer.

After taking part in a STEM project, the students got to use the Virtual Battle Space (VBS). This allowed them to see how a fire mission is conducted, demonstrating the ways in which the Royal Artillery can assist front line troops.

Students take part in STEM project

The hosting Reserves were thrilled to meet the students who showed such eagerness to learn, and were delighted to receive such positive feedback from the attendees about the day. 

To find out more about life in the Reserves and Army Career prospects, click here.

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