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Daniel C
Forces: Army

Daniel C

Following six years in the REME, Daniel Cotteril made the move to Civvy Street, and now uses his skills as a PSV Mechanic for Stagecoach.

Following six years in the REME, Daniel Cotteril made the move to Civvy Street, and now uses his skills as a PSV Mechanic for Stagecoach. During his service, Daniel enjoyed the opportunity to travel with work in both Canada and Afghanistan, and also gained his HGV Class 1, 2, and Level 3 in Mechanics.

During his resettlement with CTP, Daniel attended a three day Career Transition Workshop (CTW), learning how to translate his military experience on his CV, along with interview and networking techniques. Throughout his resettlement, he kept in close contact with his Career Consultant, who assisted him with his CV and covering letter writing, along with job applications and career advice.

Having gained extensive experience as a Mechanical Engineer, Daniel decided to continue his career in this field. Since February 2016, Daniel has worked as a PSV (Public Service Vehicle) Mechanic for Stagecoach, with his main day-to-day duties including repairing and maintaining the company's fleet of vehicles to the strict standards set by both Stagecoach and the DVSA, carrying out preventative maintenance and completing roadside and running repairs when necessary. Daniel relies on the many transferrable skills and training he gained as part of the REME.

Daniel says that the biggest obstacle he faced was entering into the 'unknown' of Civvy Street and not knowing what to expect. A year an a half later, Daniel is well settled into his new role and would advise other Service leavers in his position to go for it!


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