Students at Bicton College's Military and Protective Services were recently visited by the prospective conservative MP for Exmouth and East Exeter David Reed.

During the visit, Mr Reed, toured the college grounds and spoke with students and staff from the MaPS programme.

As a Royal Marines Commando himself, David said that public service remains a cornerstone of his life. "I was massively impressed to see the high level of teaching, and the dedication and commitment from the students. It’s reassuring to see so many young people interested in pursuing a career in service to our country. The college has fantastic industry links.”

Curriculum area manager, Scott Lawson, the visit was “a great opportunity for the students to showcase their skills, abilities and dedication.”

“As a College, we strive to prepare our students for the next step in their chosen careers, delivering comprehensive lessons and top-quality training to ensure they are well-equipped for the future.”

“Witnessing the students put this training into practice and express their passion for military and protective services makes us immensely proud,” added Scott.

Senior study programme manager, Dougie Wright said: “Our learners had a chance to share their ambitious plans with David; to run a 100 mile ‘Baton of Bicton’ charity relay in April, to raise funds for the Royal Marines and RNLI charities.”