22nd Mar, 2019

College course and Redditch Specials pave the way to a life on the Force

Correspondent 13th Feb, 2019

A FORMER Former Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) student is starting life as a Police Officer after working as a Special Constable at Redditch Police station.

Matt Ling studied at the former North East Worcestershire College, now HoW College, and successfully completed his Level 3 & Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Services before joining the force.

“I am a get up and do it sort of person, therefore, a vocational course really suited me,” said Matt.

“The college was really flexible and supported my role as a Special Constable.

“The job itself gave me a better understanding of the emergency services and re-affirmed what I wanted to do after I completed my qualification.”

Matt is currently part of the patrol team responding to 999 calls across Kidderminster, Stourport, Bewdley and the surrounding area.

“No two days are the same and that is what I love.

“West Mercia has helped me progress my career and supported both my personal and professional development.

“Joining the police, you become part of a team and I would recommend this career path to anyone who is passionate about helping people.”

Since joining West Mercia Matt has become a Policing Graduate, with his dissertation winning the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Award.

HoW College has excellent links with local and national employers, including the RAF, Army and West Mercia Police.

To find out more visit www.howcollege.ac.uk .

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