Alumni Firefighter Volunteers with Sport
Kyle Barnett, Fire Fighter for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, returned to Ashton Sixth Form College to volunteer with the Sport and Public Services department.
Kyle began a Level 2 course in Public Services at Ashton Sixth Form College in 2012. Following the successful completion of this, Kyle then went on to progress to the Level 3 Public Services course. During his final year at the college, Kyle applied to join the Fire Brigade. He passed the application process and fitness tests required and, following his Level 3 course in Public Services, went straight in to employment.
Public Services courses at the college prepare students for a career in the public sector. By developing the skills required in the sector and gaining a broad knowledge of government, policies, crime and society, students are able to excel on their chosen career path.
Earlier in the year, Kyle got in touch with the Sport and Public Services department to offer his voluntary services. Not only is Kyle giving back to the college, but he is also further improving his skills in leadership, communication and adaptability to take back in to the community.
Kyle will also be talking to Level 2 Public Services students about his experiences on the course and progressing in to the Fire Service. Being in their exact position five years ago, he will talk to students and answer their questions, having begun on a similar journey not too long ago.