On Thursday 17th October, The Hundred of Hoo Academy had great pleasure in welcoming Rachelle Freeguard MBE and Kuldish Chagger to the Academy to talk to our students about what it’s like to work at The UK Border Force at Gatwick and Dover.

Students learnt about what the entry requirements are to gain an apprenticeship and what A- Levels they need to become an Officer, along with expected salaries and the training involved.

Students were fascinated by the stories that Rachelle and Kuldish told about passengers trying to bring Cayman crocodiles and giant African land snails into the country along with smuggling drugs!

We are looking forward to working with them in the future to talk about other jobs available at the Border Force and also, Rachelle is hoping to bring their detection dog along to the academy!

Rachelle  Freeguard has been awarded an MBE for her for services to the Prevention of Trafficking and Border Security.

 

Feedback from Students

‘It was extremely engaging and we learnt lots of new information about Border Force and we are looking forward to them coming in again’