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Students from the Public Services Levels 1, 2 and 3 cohort had the opportunity to meet some of the Met Police dog handling unit team who visited Nescot this week (Thursday 22 February).

Sergeant Suggitt and PC Hill brought along specialist dogs Trigger and Enzo and spoke to the students about their experiences as a dog handler, career options and the importance of commitment and hard work. The students found the experience very interesting especially the demonstrations of the specialist dogs in action.

Course tutor, Chris Gill, said, “We are very grateful to the officers from the Met Police dog handling unit for taking the time out of their busy schedules to visit us and speak to our Public Services students. This visit has given our students a good insight into the role of a Police dog handler and has definitely left an impression on them in terms of potential career options.”

One of the Level 3 Public Services students, Hannah said, “It was really interesting to watch and has given me a good idea of what the job role involves.” Another student, Poppy said, “It was great to hear about the role from a Police dog handler’s perspective,” and Lenny who’s also a Level 3 student and thinking about dog handling as a career found the experience exciting and informative.

“Educational visits are an important part of the course as our students get a chance to hear directly about job roles and see demonstrations first-hand,” added course tutor Chris.

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