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Air & Defence College Student Secures RAF Training Placement

Inspirational Air and Defence College student, Kayleigh Hellwing, is to start further training enabling her to join the RAF Police. Following her completion of level 2 and level 3 public services at Stamford College and RAF basic recruit training, Kayleigh is a step closer to her end goal of becoming a Police dog handler.

She said, “I have just completed my basic RAF training at Halton, Buckinghamshire. I am about to start my second phase of training in Portsmouth, where I will be training to become a member of the RAF Police. My biggest challenge lies ahead, but I am very much looking forward to it as I will be coming at as a fully qualified corporal. Once I have completed phase two of training, I hope to progress to become a police dog handler, a role that combines two of my passions, animals and helping others.”

Since Stamford College’s Air and Defence Career College launched five years ago, over 500 students have graduated from the three host colleges and benefitted from this unique and innovative model, designed to create secure career paths in the RAF, Aerospace and Catering Industries. Like Kayleigh, many graduating students have taken places on RAF Basic Recruit Training, whilst others have progressed into apprenticeships, employment and further study for a career in the aerospace industry.

Kayleigh said, “The tutors at Stamford college have such a passion and wealth of experience in their subject areas, helping me to make the right choices for me. The course opens doors and provides clear career pathways. It teaches you to aim high and never give up, and how with the right support and tools, you can achieve anything.”

She added, “if you are thinking of joining Air and Defence College, go for it!”

To find out more about Air and Defence College, click here.

Watch Kayleigh's graduation video online.

Kayleigh RAF Grad 3

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