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The sky's the limit for former student

Congratulations to former Brooke Weston Academy student Emma Turner who has been accepted for officer and flying training for the Royal Navy.

She underwent eight months of tests, interviews and exercises before securing the role as co-pilot/observer for Navy helicopters.

Her duties will include operations management, navigation, communications and management of various weapon systems such as homing torpedoes and anti-ship missile systems. She will be the ‘missions manager’ for each operation and should eventually fly on the newly-introduced Wildcat – one of the most sophisticated military helicopters in the world.

BWA Careers adviser Mr Primmett said: ‘This is a fabulous career opportunity for Emma and she has shown aptitude, resilience and determination for completing what is a gruelling and daunting interview process – one of the toughest any job applicant will ever face in their lives. This training programme means that she will also have the opportunity to study for a degree in military aviation as well as undertaking the normal Royal Navy training which will lead to officer status and a minimum of 12 years in the service.’

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