British Army: Adam Ashworth

Adam Ashworth is training for an NVQ level 3 in aeronautical engineering with the Army

Adam, 28, from Burnley, is serving in the 7th Air Assault Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and is training for an NVQ level 3 in aeronautical engineering. After working in the civilian engineering sector for a number of years, he decided that he wanted to pursue a more challenging and rewarding career. After speaking to his local Army recruiting office, he decided that a career as an aircraft technician would suit him perfectly.

Adam said: “When I was told what a career as an Army aircraft technician would entail I knew it was the right path for me to take. Being in the Army has given me the opportunity to do things I never thought I would be able to do. I have had the opportunity to compete in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer’s boxing championships, run for my battalion field gun team and complete a freefall course in Cyprus. The Army has also greatly increased my confidence, especially when speaking in front of people, and improved my organisational skills and self-discipline.

“My advice to those joining the Army is to work hard, set clear goals and aim high. After completing my apprenticeship I want to do a degree in aeronautical engineering and become a forward repair team commander.”

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