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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.

 

Ross J

Ex-RAF- Senior Aircraftsman

Ross J

“It is a big step to leave the military and take on a new role in civilian life. The transition can be smooth or rocky but remember employers want you to work for them. They understand that they will gain individuals who are disciplined, have a good work ethic, pay attention to detail and most of all are reliable.”

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Nigel T

Ex-RAF- Engineering Officer

Nigel T

"My advice is to keep your networks current and use them. Whilst a nod from someone inside a company only helps get you past the first hurdle, it gives you the opportunity to sell yourself face-to-face”.

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Tam C

Ex-Army- Major

Tam C

"At interview; be yourself, sell yourself and don’t underestimate the skills, qualities and experience that you can offer a potential employer, regardless of time served in HM Forces.”

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Ste S

Ex- Royal Navy - Petty Officer

Ste S

“Plan your resettlement carefully, start preparing for your new career at the earliest opportunity and use the advice and facilities that are available to you.”

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Stephanie J

Ex-RAF- Flight Sergeant

Stephanie J

“A job will not just fall into your lap; you have to put the effort in to finding one. Persevere - I applied for many jobs; don’t get despondent when you don’t hear back from employers, every time I applied for a job, I saw it as a training exercise.”

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Roger B

Ex-RAF- Sergeant

Roger B

"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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Russell D

Ex-Army - Warrant Officer 1 (RSM)

Russell D

“Don’t undersell yourself: Service leavers are the most employable group of people.”

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Paul D

Ex-Army- WO2 Infantry

Paul D

"Be proactive and positive, just as you would within your military role”.

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Ex-Royal Air Force- Sergeant RAF Police

Peter McL

“Take as much from the Career Transition Workshop as you can. Never underestimate your own skillsets; there are lots of employers who want your experience.”

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Quentin N

Ex-Army- Lieutenant Colonel

Quentin N

“Network, network, network – get non-military people to act as your sponsors – once they ‘buy your brand’ you will be more likely to get beyond the ‘he’s a military type’ to ‘he’s a useful buy for this firm’.”

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