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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.

 

Barclays

CWA Success- Barclays

Barclays

Barclays offer placements in a number of their business sectors to enable Service leavers to experience working in the finance sector...

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BNY Mellon

CWA Success- BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon worked with the CTP to develop CWA opportunities for Service leavers...

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Alison Hilton, HR Director (Service Delivery), Openreach

CWA Success- Openreach

Alison Hilton, HR Director (Service Delivery), Openreach

Alison Hilton speaks about the success of the recent Civilian Work Attachment programme run by Openreach for ex-military personnel...

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Kevin Long

Ex-Royal Navy- Aircraft Engineering Technician

Kevin Long

"My advice to other Service leavers would be to research as much as possible, take all the courses necessary and make the most of your resettlement time to give you every chance of success in your civilian life.”

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David Holyoak

Ex-Army- WO1

David Holyoak

“Start looking early; have a plan, aspirations and goals, but be prepared to change, adapt and adjust. If at first you don’t get what you want, consider what’s on offer as a stepping stone. Be proud of your background. Use it!”

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Alex Nancolas

Ex-Army- Captain

Alex Nancolas

“Don’t stop hunting, believe in yourself but be realistic about what you can achieve. Don’t lie, and always be able to back up what you say with facts that are checkable. Remember to sell your experience that is relevant to the role because the person who does this most effectively will get the job. Finding jobs in the civilian world is not like being assigned, posted or drafted, it is based on fit of personality and diversity of professional background, so be likeable and sell yourself, your skills and experience.”

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Gavin Nicholls

Ex-Army- Corporal

Gavin Nicholls

“It’s not scary out here, just don’t under-sell the basic skills you have, such as being able to stand up and talk in front of a group of people. These are the skills employers value highly.”

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Kevin Jensen

Ex-Royal Marines - AWO2

Kevin Jensen

"My transition from the RM to civilian life was pretty painless to be honest; I planned what I wanted to do, I used the skills I already had, I used every bit of the resources I had at my disposal to enhance these further and I talked my plan through with my Career Consultant."

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Roger Biamonti

Ex-Army- Sergeant

Roger Biamonti

"There is lots of help and advice available so use it to your advantage. Know where you want to be and want to end up and get settled there prior to leaving. Don’t expect someone to do everything for you; it’s up to you to achieve your aims."

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Thomas Wilton-Rumney

Ex-Army- WO2 (SSM)

Thomas Wilton-Rumney

"It has occurred to me that the Army have been preparing me for civilian life from day one. The skills accumulated are innumerable, from the attention to detail, to dealing with a wide demographic.”

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