A young Grimsby Air Cadet this week shared his experiences of life as an apprentice in one of Britain’s biggest financial institutions with his fellow cadets.
Eighteen year old Ben Cowan, a Cadet Flight Sergeant of 195 (Grimsby) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, gave his fellow cadets a presentation on working at HSBC, and the choices on offer to young college students.
Ben joined HSBC in 2014 as an apprentice, and has loved every minute of it.
Mr Cowan said: “I realise that there are so many different options open to young people now, and I know that when I was in their shoes, I benefitted from advice and guidance.
“Speaking to these cadets about their futures is a positive thing because it gets them thinking about which direction they want to head in, and where their ambitions lay.”
Flight Lieutenant Terance Shird, Officer Commanding 195 Squadron, said: “Ben is a very enthusiastic cadet, and he is well respected by his colleagues. I know the cadets will have found his advice valuable” , he continued; “The Air Cadets does not recruit for the RAF, so our cadets go in all sorts of directions. Some have gone on to become sporting successes, whereas others have gained fantastic careers in heritage, finance, IT and other fascinating areas.”