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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.

 

Laura C

Ex-RAF- Aerospace Systems Operator

Laura C

“When I joined the RAF it was for the challenge; I cannot stand the thought of being in an office doing the same thing every day. The same applies to teaching. I know how tough it is going to be, and how heavy the workload is, but the thought of being challenged every day is really exciting."

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David W

Ex-Navy- Commander

David W

“Plan early and take advantage of the excellent support provided by both the CTP and RFEA staff. Also make best use of your ELC/SLCs to gain civilian qualifications to assist securing future employment.”

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Gillian D

Royal Navy- Leading Hand

Gillian D

"Make the most of the resettlement package; there’s so much available to Service leavers, whether it’s the CTW, CTP website with videos, tips and advice, events, company presentations, employment fairs or workshops like the Focus @ 4. Take full advantage of everything that’s available to you and get involved."

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Martin F

Ex-Army- Major

Martin F

“Be patient. Understand what you actually want to do an don’t just chase the £s. Money is only one aspect and will not necessarily lead to a happy and successful future employment. Make sure you want to work at a company as much as they want you to work for them.”

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Richard E

Ex-RAF- Squadron Leader

Richard E

“For me, the most important aspect of the CTW was that it allowed some time out from a busy work schedule where I could actually start to think about the future. Sharing plans and ideas with others who were in the same position was also very reassuring."

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Mark

Ex-Royal Navy- CPO

Mark

“Make sure you network via LinkedIn and also search for HR employees for the companies you’re interested in - after all, they are often the people who make the decisions."

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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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