Twenty-two students from Redcar & Cleveland College are celebrating taking a step closer towards securing future employment with the Royal Navy.

Following a successful event held at the college, 22 uniformed public service students have now completed and passed an initial assessment, the highest of any north-east training provider during this year’s recruitment process.

Two students, Matthew Waters and Chloe Bage performed so well that they have been offered university scholarships to study engineering should they wish to pursue careers in the navy.

Students will now move on to the second phase of recruitment when representatives of the Royal Navy’s recruitment team return to the college for interviews after Easter.

Uniformed public services lecturer at Redcar & Cleveland College, Jane Rishworth, said: “This is a great achievement, both for the students and for the team at the college which is focused on making sure that our learners are receiving the best opportunities for future employment.

“The students really enjoyed taking part in the first stage, it has been a huge confidence boost for them to see that they already have options for their future once they complete their studies.

“We look forward to helping the successful students through the remainder of the process when the Royal Navy team returns to the college to carry out the second stage.”

For more information on uniformed public services courses at Redcar & Cleveland College, please visitwww.cleveland.ac.uk or contact our student services team on 01642 473132.