Students wanting a career in the Australian Defence Force got an up-close and personal look at pathways on offer during Comet Bay College’s annual Defence Career Day Incursion this week.
Representatives from Defence Force Recruiting, 11/28 Royal Western Australian Regiment, Open Arms, the Navy Community Engagement Program and Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force Headquarters were on hand to talk to students about the wide range of jobs available in the Defence Force and the application and assessment processes.
About 35 students from Years 10 to 12 attended the Defence Force Recruiting presentations and received guidance and mentoring from the visiting personnel.
Two Army vehicles, a weapons display, virtual submarine tour, life raft and various Navy equipment were available for all students to inspect during recess and lunchtimes.
Defence School Mentor Claire Hunt said this year’s event was bigger than ever before, and students had found it both informative and engaging.
“This is one of many of the College’s Career Development Centre events planned to assist our students in identifying their future career goals and guidance on how to achieve them,” Ms Hunt said.
“We were lucky to have such inspiring guests who are passionate about what they do, and it really translated to their interactions with our students.
“The incursion was a great opportunity for students seeking a Defence career to ask important questions, speak to people who have chosen the same pathway and engage in discussions which may help them determine their career role aspirations.