Learners get a taste of Army life

130501b  Tutor Paula Addullah, centre, with her group of military preparation course students ready to set off from the TA Centre for a week of army training.  Photo by Andrew Higgins 28/01/2013
130501b Tutor Paula Addullah, centre, with her group of military preparation course students ready to set off from the TA Centre for a week of army training. Photo by Andrew Higgins 28/01/2013
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A group of potential Armed Forces recruits have taken their next step to fulfilling their career dreams.

The Scarborough youngsters, who are on a Military Preparation Course at YH Training Services Ltd, will be joining counterparts in York for a week of training at Queen Elizabeth Barracks in Strensall, York.

All the participants are to be put through their paces with a true insight into the demands of life in the forces.

The young learners, aged 16 to 18, are expected to live like soldiers for five days; participating in obstacle courses, fitness testing, residential standards and night exercises, to push them to their physical and mental extremes.

Paula Abdullah, Military Preparation Course tutor for Scarborough said, “The timetable of events will be a surprise to the learners.

“The main aim of the week is to replicate real-life forces experience. We support our learners in their applications and we want to prepare them as much as possible for a long and successful career in HM Forces.

“It is fantastic that the regional recruitment Commander has afforded us this experience and we all look forward to the successes and individual achievements of our young learners during this experience.”