Students from military mentors visit HMS Sultan

A group of youngsters from the Military Mentors’ Training Academy visited HMS Sultan recently to learn about engineering in the Royal Navy.


A group of youngsters from the Military Mentors’ Training Academy visited HMS Sultan recently to learn about engineering in the Royal Navy.

Twenty-one 16-19 year olds were given a morning of hands on activities within the Defence College of Technical Training’s Defence School of Marine Engineering and the Royal Naval Air Engineering & Survival Equipment School.

The visit enabled the students to learn about the mechanics of helicopters and diesel engines. In addition, the group were given an active demonstration of the six-legged Mantis Hexapod which is maintained as part of a Sultan engineers club.
 
Based at Bridgemary School, Gosport, the Military Mentors’ Academy run a college course for students who aspire towards a career in the Services. Offering a Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma for entry into the uniformed services and qualifications in first aid and martial arts, the Academy also teaches students about core military values, the selection process and helps prepare them for the first phase of military training.

I’ve visited the students to brief them on various different aspects of life within the Royal Navy and today’s visit gives the students an ideal opportunity to experience some of our training first hand.

Sultan STEM Ambassador, Warrant Officer Alexander ‘Midge’ Ure

Military Mentors Senior Instructor, Dave Scott said: “As part of their studies, the students are on a look at life program to see what careers are on offer and what roles are available to explore and this ties in really well. We have a few who are interested in a career in the military, so this may be another option for them to consider.” 

Student Ashleigh Wilkinson said: “I’ve been to Navy Open Days before, but today has been a real eye opener into seeing what it’s really like. Watching the engineers working really hard, you can see that they are doing something that they really enjoy.” 

Fellow student Alfie Stoddard said:” The visit to Sultan has been really worthwhile. 
Although I already know the Base well as a cadet here, today has given me a different insight into some of the things that go on here and a better understanding of how things work.” 

Sultan STEM Ambassador, Warrant Officer Alexander ‘Midge’ Ure said: “I’ve visited the students to brief them on various different aspects of life within the Royal Navy and today’s visit gives the students an ideal opportunity to experience some of our training first hand.”