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Success Stories

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.

 

David P

Ex-Army- WO2

David P

“Remember that if your CV gets you an interview, go to that interview knowing that you are the right person for the job...that’s why you are being interviewed.”

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David S

Ex-Royal Navy- Lieutenant Commander

David S

“Be it management of people, things, money, infrastructure... the experience gained in the military has proved utterly invaluable.”

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Gavin N

Ex-Army- Corporal

Gavin N

“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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Andrew McG

Ex-RAF- Corporal

Andrew McG

“Use the booklet given out at the CTW fully, it is packed with essential guidance. Read it several times, and keep it as a reference guide to use when you are preparing for interview.”

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Anthony C

Ex-Army- Staff Sergeant Technician

Anthony C

“I did my CTW right at the beginning of my resettlement period, 22 months before my discharge date. I firmly believe that the earlier you attend your workshop the better.”

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David H

Ex-Army- WO1

David H

“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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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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Alan B

Ex-Army- Major RAC Training Regiment

Alan B

"If you sell yourself correctly with a good CV and covering letter, and have transferrable skills, you should compete equally as well if not better than your civilian counterparts."

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Alex N

Ex-Army- Captain

Alex N

“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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Alistair D

Ex-RAF- WO

Alistair D

“Understand what the hidden job market is and its value – use it wherever possible to identify opportunities.”

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