A BOROUGH man is on the road to achieving a childhood dream thanks to a helping hand from Solihull College.
Bikramjit Singh, aged 36, a father-of-one from Solihull Lodge, recently completed a NCFE Pre Recruitment Access to the Police Service Course at the Blossomfield Road campus.
The course, which runs for 12 weeks and costs £262 including tuition fees and an examination, consists of all the skills applicants need to help them join the police force.
As a young boy, Bikramjit had always dreamed of serving his community. He said: “I used to see policemen on the street when I was a child and think, one day that will be me. But I got sidetracked and fell into another area of work, so I put my dream on hold.
“Then last year, everything came together and I reached a stage where I could give up my job and finally pursue the career I wanted.
“Plus the college was on my doorstep and the course had a really good reputation, so there was no reason not to take the first step.”
Mr Singh, a former specialist in diesel and fuel systems with an engineering company in Smethwick, will now start a training programme at Tally Ho, West Midlands Police Training Centre in Birmingham on April 27.
Bikramjit added: “I already have my uniform and I’m eager to get started. I’ve always wanted to give something back to the community and once I’m a fully trained police officer, I’ll be able to do just that.”
The next police service course begins on April 21 and anyone wishing to enrol on it can contact Solihull College on 0121 678 7000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.