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Aaron G
Forces: Army

Aaron G - Lcpl

Ex-Lance Corporal Aaron Garner served in the REME for 10 years before deciding to leave the Services due to family commitments. During his resettlement, he attended a CTP Career Transition Workshop (CTW), an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology course and a Civilian Work Attachment (CWA). He now works for Star Refrigeration as an Engineer.

Ex-Lance Corporal Aaron Garner served in the REME for 10 years, with his latest military role as a Service Supervisor. Throughout his Army career, Aaron enjoyed the opportunity to travel the world, highlighting snowboarding in the Alps as his favourite. He also enjoyed the important life skills of confidence, motivation and punctuality that the service gave him.

To begin his resettlement, Aaron attended a CTP Career Transition Workshop (CTW); he found the interview techniques and CV writing sessions to be the most enlightening, giving him the confidence that his years in the military stood him in good stead for success in the civilian world. Aaron kept in contact with his CTP Career Consultant throughout his resettlement, seeking careers advice and job application support when needed.

During his resettlement, Aaron used his ELCAS funding to take the CTP’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology course. This course provides the necessary skills and certification to gain employment in the air conditioning, refrigeration and associated building services industry.

Following the course, Aaron completed a Civilian Work Attachment (CWA) with Star Refrigeration, which enabled him to gain an insight into the industrial side of the industry. It was a result of his CWA and networking within the company that Aaron was accepted for a permanent role.

Since April 2016, Aaron has worked for Star Refrigeration as a Refrigeration Engineer. On a daily basis, he works with servicing, maintaining and any breakdowns of small or large refrigeration systems at various locations and has found that his engineering, fault finding, and hands-on skills from being in the military have been useful tools within his new role.

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