SIXTEEN fire cadets have graduated from a 38-week programme launched in partnership with Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (Met).

They started as cadets last September when they joined the Met’s uniformed services course.

They have learnt all about the fire service.

The Pass Out Parade, which took place at Worthing Fire Station, involved the cadets taking part in a range of complex drills.

There was a scenario where they had to work with the service’s technical rescue team to perform a rescue from a height, before being handed awards of achievement by Chief Fire Officer Gavin Watts.

Mr Watts said: “The effort put in by each cadet, not only today but throughout the course, has been exceptional.

“It has been a privilege for our service to work in collaboration with Greater Brighton Metropolitan College and I am extremely pleased.”