Royal Marines Commando returns to his former College to inspire students

Having successfully completed his training to become a Royal Marine Commando, former Public Services student Ciaran Pudner returned to Truro College to inspire the current students on the course.

Former Public Services student and current Royal Marines Commando Ciaran standing in front of the Lynher building wearing his uniform

Ciaran returned to offer advice and insight into life after lectures, saying: “It’s good to give people who are in the same shoes as I was, who are thinking about joining, an insight and a bit more knowledge of what they’re going for and could be going into. And hopefully, with the same support as I had there they will get into where they want to go.”

During his talk, Ciaran spoke very highly of his time at the College, saying: “The course helped me to prepare in general. All the lecturers are ex forces and it was great having them support me through my lectures. It really prepared me for the next steps. It was a great course. At the start I told them what I wanted to do and three years down the line I’m doing it. I am a Royal Marines Commando.”

“Ciaran's success in achieving his long held career goal of becoming a Royal Marine is a testament to his hard work and determination. As a student on the L3 Extended Diploma in Public Services he could always be relied upon to give 100% in everything he did. While studying on units such as Leadership and Teamwork he excelled and demonstrated that he naturally had these qualities.

“The Public Services course is a broad course that allows students such as Ciaran the opportunity to develop a range of practical and academic skills so that they can then follow a diverse range of either Higher Education courses or employment opportunities within the public services,” said Louise Coley, Deputy Team Leader of Sport and Public Services at Truro College.