5th June 2017
Well done to Applied Science student Sam Ward (previously of Malton School) who has been offered one of twelve places in the UK to commence his career as a Naval Nurse.
Sam, who is a volunteer with The British Red Cross, said: “I came to York College to study Applied Science after failing my AS Levels elsewhere. After deciding I wanted to become a Medic in the Navy, I saw a massive improvement in my grades whilst studying here and this allowed me to apply for the higher position of Naval Nurse.
“This experience really made me appreciate the value of hard work and definitely helped me in the tough selection process. After an extensive application process, intensive mental and physical tests and a rigorous set of interviews I am delighted to have been offered one of only twelve places in the UK to study as a Naval Nurse.”
On completion of his Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, Sam will begin his basic training at HMS Raleigh naval base in Cornwall before starting a degree in Adult Nursing at Birmingham City University in December alongside his other naval duties.