Teenager Jordan Thatcher (pictured above) is following in her family’s footsteps by signing up for an Army career.
The former College of West Anglia student, from March, has been inspired by her father, who was in the Parachute Regiment, and uncle, who is a staff sergeant in the Royal Signals.
When Jordan (18), left school she was determined to join a Uniformed Services course at Wisbech College, which she attended for three years, with a hope to join the Royal Air Force as a medic.
However, being on the course, speaking to various different military personnel and going to an Army “Look At Life” visit at Bassingbourne training barracks for a week it made her realise that the British Army was the career for her.
In October 2010 she sat the Army Barb test (a psychometric test) and passed. Jordan was advised the best route for her would be a post in the signals in transport and communications.
Proud Jordan returned to the college recently to share some of her experiences with current students and is now off to Germany for further training.