Youths on The Zone

Tomorrow, two new video interviews of the following youths talking about their careers will be uploaded on The Zone at

Lance bombardier James Borg, helicopter rescue swimmer.Lance bombardier James Borg, helicopter rescue swimmer.

James Borg is a casual, charming guy you could easily chat with and befriend if you meet him on the street. But you wouldn’t possibly imagine that he is the same man who was recently seen on reality TV shows, hanging upside-down from a helicopter trying to rescue a drowning person during a severe storm.

To him, going on a rescue mission and saving people from hazard is not heroism. It’s just a part of his job responsibilities. He smiles shyly when someone calls him a hero. But deep down, as he confided to The Zone team, it is the most rewarding job he could have ever imagined doing.

Gunner Andrew Camilleri, aircraft technician.Gunner Andrew Camilleri, aircraft technician.

A whole rescue team of people, pilots and civilians (sometimes) depend on him. Several million-euro worth of equipment depends on his expertise and dedication to keep it in perfect condition. And this is just part of Andrew Camilleri’s daily duties as an aircraft technician.

At only 24, Camilleri has taken on the crucial role of maintaining an aircraft used by the Armed Forces of Malta for rescue missions and other operations. Although he reports to a whole team above him for the aircraft’s condition, he knows just how many people depend on his accuracy and diligence on a daily basis.

Watch Camilleri’s interview tomorrow and find out what it is like to work on a plane.

Get heard and share your own experiences with others. Tell them about your career choice, what it takes to get where you are, the ups and downs you experience, and offer advice to those who are still uncertain about what they want to do in the future.

To be interviewed for The Zone, send an e-mail with a brief description of your career, talent, or a social issue you would like to discuss.

Alternatively, you can send your own video. Send a low-resolution version of your file to [email protected].


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