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RFA Tiderace hosts Falmouth Marine School students

RFA Tiderace hosts Falmouth Marine School students
21 March 2018
RFA Tiderace recently organised and hosted a visit of five students from Falmouth Marine School along with their lecturer Martin Peart.

The students are undertaking a Marine Engineering course and there is interest from them in pursuing a career in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Whilst on board they were shown and briefed on the ship's layout and capabilities and given an overview of the type of operations the RFA is commonly engaged in whilst providing global support to the Royal Navy.

Following the ships tour they were given an informal Q&A by Chief Engineering Officer, Captain Paul Jenkins RFA, and his engineering staff on the lifestyle, career opportunities, and strategic future of the RFA.

This has been a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of RFA careers with both the students and staff of the Falmouth Marine School.

Captain Paul Jenkins RFA, Chief Engineering Officer

Along with tea and biscuits in the Officers' lounge, this was well received by all in attendance.

Captain Jenkins commented, "This has been a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of RFA careers with both the students and staff of the Falmouth Marine School.

“Apart from the snapshot of life in a modern RFA afforded by the visit, much useful engagement was had with the students over some of the soft issues associated with seafaring and the processes for attaining qualification. 

“Following this first contact with the college, RFA Tiderace has subsequently provided teaching aid materials and reference sources for other statutory documentation".

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