Case Studies

Further Forces: Alex Knowles

Alex was in the RAF for 15 years, working as an Aircraft Technician, he was then promoted to Mechanical Technician Supervisor and subsequently worked as an RAF Recruiter. He is now an Engineering Lecturer at Grantham College and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Level 7 through the Further Forces Programme. Alex […]

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Further Forces ONSIDE Mentor: Mark Hobson

What made you want to be a mentor of Further Forces trainees? I am ex-military and I transitioned into teaching. Also, as an Open University lecturer, I am used to students who are working while studying. Therefore, I offer the Further Forces recruits a real understanding of the process of transition from the Forces to […]

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Further Forces: Lloyd Bailey

Lloyd is a Physics Lecturer at Derby College. His Army career saw him serve in the Royal Engineers for 23 years. What was your role in the Services? I served in the Royal Engineers as a training instructor and senior training instructor for 23 years. This involved developing high-quality training materials and providing ongoing advice, […]

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Further Forces: Ben Smith

Which area of Public Services do you teach in? I teach BTEC National Uniformed Public Services and Military Preparation Level 3. What age group and courses do you teach? All the students are 16+, but in a typical class the ages range from 16–18 years of age. An example of the types of units I […]

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Further Forces: Hannah Payne

Hannah is currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College. What was your role in the armed services? I served as a Combat Medical Technician in the Army. During this time I developed the skills necessary to administer emergency first aid on the battlefield and also completed my Advanced Ambulance Practitioner course. […]

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Further Forces: Nick Harper

Nick Harper is currently employed at Weymouth College as a Lecturer and Employer Engagement Consultant in Business and IT. Prior to commencing the programme Nick had served as an Officer in the Navy for over 27 years. What was your role in the armed services? As an Officer in the Navy I specialised in telecommunications […]

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