When it comes to sharing future plans this results day, college student Molly stands out from the crowd.

The 18-year-old from Norton is on the brink of a highflying career, after securing herself an apprenticeship with the RAF.

Building the skills to become a mechanical aircraft technician, she said: “In the back of my mind, going into the military is something I have always wanted to do, but it wasn’t until I started thinking about engineering apprenticeships that I really looked into it.”

Now the Bede Sixth Form student is just days away from heading off to RAF Halton where she will start basic training.

Putting her application in last October, she said: “There has been a lot to it. There was an aptitude test, an interview, fitness tests, a medical, and each stage I have got through it has moved a step closer.”

Today, despite the fact her bags are packed, she added: “It still doesn’t feel real.”

While there might be a few nerves along the way, Molly is looking forward to getting started.

This week she completed her college studies in style achieving a triple distinction star, the highest possible result, in sport and exercise science.

“I wanted to do well on my course and while you can keep track of your grades it was good to see my final result down on paper,” she said.

Now the countdown to an exciting new career is well and truly underway.

She said: “None of my close family have been in the military but they are really supportive.

“I have never been away from my family before, but I am excited to do new things, meet new people and to get different experiences.”

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