Marine Warrant Officer Richard Cartman from Recruiting Wolverhampton and Marine Jason Probert from Heavy Weapons Air Defence visited St Thomas More Catholic School for the whole day on Wednesday 11th January. The serving Royal Marine Commandos engaged in presentations and physical training activities for students from Key Stages 4 and 5.

Year 10 and 11 Option PE groups engaged in PT activities and the 6th Form groups had an interactive multimedia presentation followed by an hour of PT and finally team building and leadership activities to complete their day. STM staff joined in and enjoyed the activities as much as the students!

Overall, it was a very successful day for the students who were informed about the 31 job roles available within The Royal Marine Commandos and this year for the first time women are invited apply - however, the same process applies to women as men.

The team explained in detail the qualifications and high fitness level required to join in the first instance. They also gave information regarding completing ‘fully funded’ further and higher education opportunities such as NVQs, apprenticeships, GCSEs and degree courses in management, politics and international relations, whilst on deployment within the service.

If students would like more information on the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines- the recruitment office is situated at 43a, Queen St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 3BL 01902 715395 - Marine Warrant Officer Richard Cartman and Navy Chief Petty Officer David Casewell.