by Richard Garner
Teenagers will be offered the opportunity to train to work in the RAF at a pioneering college to be opened in September.
The Air and Defence Career College in Lincoln will be the first of its kind – at first offering 16 to 18-years the chance to train for a range of jobs with the RAF and the opportunity to use its facilities at its nearby air force base in Coningsby.
The college will expand to take in 14-year-olds from September 2017 and – if successful – will be the forerunner of several similar initiatives between colleges and the RAF throughout the country.
It will be one of 11 different career colleges – the brainchild of former Education Secretary Lord Baker – up and running around the country by the end of the year which specialise in training young people to work in a range of industries.
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