Max joins the Royal Military Police

Former Public Services student realises his dream of joining the British Army

Former Public Services student Max has joined the Royal Military Police. He is pictured during training with 2 British Army colleagues next to a tank holding rifles.
We were delighted to hear that former Public Services Level 3 student Max Lea (pictured in the red beret), has joined the Royal Military Police. 
Max joined the Police force in early 2020, but  had a long-held ambition to train as an officer in the British Army at Sandhurst. Although he was selected to start in May 2020, recruitment for the British Army was put on hold due to the pandemic. However, after serving his community in the police force over the last year, Max has realised his dream and has now joined the Royal Military Police.
Speaking about his time at The Henley College studying Public Services, Max said:

“I joined The Henley College in 2009 to study the Public Services Extended Diploma Level 3, qualifying with a triple Distinction in 2011.

The year before, I started on an A Level programme, but after six short weeks I realised A Levels were not for me. I am a practical person and I prefer practical based learning, which is why the BTEC Public Services course immediately spiked my interest, once I understood how it worked!

I found the course suited my learning style perfectly. Rather than being bombarded with questions such as “How many electrons are there in a carbon atom?" I was discussing the emergency response plans to major incidents such as terrorist attacks or flooding and political/policing changes. I could not have been more engaged.

The course had a brilliant mix of studying British law and the laws of armed conflict, to the professional standards expected while you wear a uniform. The course prepared me well for policing, understanding how working for an emergency force is not a 9 to 5 job.

Whilst on the BTEC course, we went to Calshot Activity Centre where we tried out a variety of outdoor pursuits and we had a visit from the British Army where we completed some “phys”, learned how to cook with Army rations and got a chance to try and eat one of the 4000kcal packs!

For anyone looking at joining a core force such as the Police, Fire, Armed Forces, or if you are just interested in these vocations, I would highly recommend this course."

We wrote about Max in March 2020 when he joined the Police force. Read more about his journey since leaving College here.

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