Army opens doors to potential recruits
January 13, 2011
Reading's Army recruiting team invited more than 30 members of Reading and Slough’s Sikh and Muslim communities to the Army’s School of Electronic and Aeronautical Engineering (SEAE) at Arborfield.
Visitors, including teachers and community leaders, were able to experience the high tech environment, venture into a technical military training establishment and see for themselves the quality of training and facilities the school had to offer potential new recruits.
This included information about promotion and advancement opportunities, sport and recreation and how military technical training interlinked with civilian qualifications through the SEAE’s partnership with Babcock Engineering.
Head of the Sikh community in Reading, Parminder Singh, and local Reading businessman Satwant Singh were impressed with the offering.
Parminder Singh said: “The group had a very successful visit and a brilliant time. It was a good opportunity for the Reading Sikh community to see what the Army has to offer our youngsters in the engineering world.”
Commander Regional Recruiting for the South East and South, Lieutenant Colonel Darren Doherty, said: “It is vital that the Army appeals to talented and motivated individuals.”