Over 40 students graduated from the Lincoln-based Air & Defence College as they look to enter the RAF and the wider aerospace industry.
A ceremony held at Royal Air Force College at Cranwell on Monday, June 25 saw 43 students graduate and celebrate their achievements with friends and family.
Many of this year’s graduates from the school, based on the Lincoln College campus, have either secured a place in the RAF or are advancing through the RAF recruitment process.
Group Captain Paul McClurg, Group Captain – Training, said: “On behalf of the Commandant of Royal Air Force College Cranwell I would like to congratulate all the learners who are graduating from the Air & Defence Career College.
“The Royal Air Force and industry partners continue to provide enrichment activities that are a pivotal part of the programme and their investment has benefitted learners as they take up their chosen careers.
“In this, the RAF’s 100th anniversary, the challenge now is to maintain the standards whilst expanding the programme.”
Graduate Abi, who will join the RAF as a medic in August, said: “It feels really great to be graduating and I’m really proud to have been a part of the Air & Defence Career College in Lincoln – I can’t wait to start my journey as a medic in the RAF.
“I just want to say thank you so much to my tutors and the College – I really appreciate everything you’ve done to get me to where I am.”
CEO of The Lincoln College Group, Gary Headland, added: “The A&DCC model is going from strength to strength and we anticipate a substantial increase in the number of A&DCC students in Lincoln.
“Two additional A&DCCs will also start to operate in September; one at the College of West Anglia near to RAF Marham; the other at New College Stamford near to RAF Wittering.
“I am delighted that we are able to produce highly skilled and productive young men and women for entry into the Royal Air Force and a wide range of defence companies.”