A COLLEGE has welcomed representatives from the nation’s uniformed services for its inaugural online Careers in Uniformed Services Day.

Representatives from the Ambulance Service, Royal Air Force, Police Force, Maritime Cadetship, Royal Navy, Army, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Border Force, and Prison Service were all in attendance for the virtual lectures run by Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh.

Students attended the lectures virtually on January 27, learning more about potential future careers in the uniformed services after they complete their studies.

The event was part of the college's "Careers in Days", a series of annual events that showcase career opportunities in a variety of fields, helping students plan for their future careers.

Past events have included the Careers in Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Day, the Careers in the Creative Industries Day, and the Careers in Healthcare Day.

Major Paul Carcone, who shared his insight into careers in the Royal Navy and the British Army, said: “It has been a great opportunity to show some very talented young people that career options in an Army go far beyond the traditional notion of soldiering.

“A College like Barton Peveril with its reputation for excellence and a very strong sense of belonging will provide an excellent environment to launch a career as an Officer in the Army and I hope to see some of these great students I’ve spoken with today join up in the future."

Third Year Paramedic Science student Claire Lear, who currently studies at Bournemouth University, said she wished this was something she could have experienced whilst at sixth form.

“Paramedic Science and the opportunities that arise from it are not well known so it is important that prospective students learn that it is not all blue lights and sirens" she said.