Teens inquire about a police career

Wigan and Leigh College's Police Day
Wigan and Leigh College's Police Day
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STUDENTS have been investigating a life behind the thin blue line.

Classmates from Wigan and Leigh College on a BTEC Level Three Diploma took part in an intelligence-gathering group activity with Greater Manchester Police’s counter terrorism unit.

This was before having a series of talks about the various careers on offer.

College course manager Renata Anderton said: “Our students really enjoyed the day as it gave them a valuable and accurate insight into the world of working for the police from those currently serving, and the varied career paths on offer.

“We feel it is important that our learners have access to events like this in order for them to make the right choices for their futures and to explore all the options open to them.

“It also provides them with additional knowledge that can be incorporated into their Level Three work.”

The event was organised at the college with PCSO Michelle Ashurst and is now in its seventh year.

In past years, the course has seen custody sergeants, mounted police, dog handlers, and local inspectors all share their knowledge and experiences with students.