Where are they now? Ruth Rockley is a communities prepared project officer with Groundwork (South). “After completing an outdoor education diploma at Duchy College and gaining industry experience, I returned to study the FdSc Rescue & Emergency Management. I graduated with a distinction and immediately began working as an industrial rescue technician, qualified in confined space, swift water and working at height, a line of work I find both challenging and enjoyable. Following the disastrous floods of 2012, my field of interest switched to emergency management and I worked with high risk flood communities across both Devon and Somerset, implementing community resilience and writing emergency plans.
I am now projects officer for Communities Prepared, which is a ground breaking community resilience project that prepares people within their community to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. I am responsible for project delivery across the south west and nationally provide support to communities who are facing emergencies and natural disasters.
The courses offered at Duchy College undoubtedly helped me to get to where I am today. I always believe that ‘good things come to those who go out and earn it’ and experience is key to getting your foot in the door. Avoid waiting for the opportunities to come to you, create opportunities for yourself.” Find out more about our emergency services course http://ow.ly/NRvh30d1FsS
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