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Resettlement success

The case studies below highlight just a few of the successful outcomes Service leavers have achieved. For more, read the success stories in our News section.

 

Tony B

Ex-Army- MPGS

Tony B

"Think carefully about what area of employment you want to be in but never be afraid to change direction, and spend as much time as you can working on your CV and Cover Letter."

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Stephen A

Ex-Army- Major

Stephen A

“There is no such thing as a perfect scenario, so work out what is in your favour and exploit the opportunities. Network, network, network. Most of all, enjoy yourself, it is infectious”.

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Nigel B

Ex-Royal Navy- Chief Petty Officer

Nigel B

“Identify a direction you want to go in then go for it, and ensure you use all the resources and support available.”

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John W

Ex-Army- Lieutenant Colonel

John W

“Have a goal and have a plan to achieve it.”

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Anthony R

Ex-Army- Captain

Anthony R

“I have found that the military provided me with skills that have been immediately transferrable. The ability to manage limited resources to meet multiple and often competing targets has proved invaluable. In addition, the skills I developed in building teams, personnel management, planning and decision making have been used and developed further throughout my role.”

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Graham L

Ex-RAF- Sergeant

Graham L

“Focus your search on what you really want to do; don’t just go for any old job, or you’ll be unenthusiastic, unhappy and move on. Ensure you tailor your CV, interview, and covering letter for each application.”

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Ross J

Ex-RAF- Senior Aircraftsman

Ross J

“It is a big step to leave the military and take on a new role in civilian life. The transition can be smooth or rocky but remember employers want you to work for them. They understand that they will gain individuals who are disciplined, have a good work ethic, pay attention to detail and most of all are reliable.”

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Nigel T

Ex-RAF- Engineering Officer

Nigel T

"My advice is to keep your networks current and use them. Whilst a nod from someone inside a company only helps get you past the first hurdle, it gives you the opportunity to sell yourself face-to-face”.

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Tam C

Ex-Army- Major

Tam C

"At interview; be yourself, sell yourself and don’t underestimate the skills, qualities and experience that you can offer a potential employer, regardless of time served in HM Forces.”

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Stephanie J

Ex-RAF- Flight Sergeant

Stephanie J

“A job will not just fall into your lap; you have to put the effort in to finding one. Persevere - I applied for many jobs; don’t get despondent when you don’t hear back from employers, every time I applied for a job, I saw it as a training exercise.”

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