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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.

 

Jon H

Ex-Royal Navy- Commander

Jon H

“Believe in yourself – you may not recognise it but time in the Armed Services makes you very self-confident, independent and self-starting; qualities that are valued by most - if not all - employers.”

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Julian P

Ex-Army- Colour Sergeant

Julian P

“Attend any job fairs or other CTP events going and speak to other Service leavers who are in the process of leaving. Also do not be afraid to send out lots of CVs and to cold call organisations and companies, even if it is to secure unpaid work experience.”

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Keith W

Ex-RAF- Corporal

Keith W

"I was lost and unsure of my future when I picked up the phone to my Career Consultant and asked for help. I was directed and guided along a successful path to employment, and without the help I was given I would probably not have found my job; for that I am extremely grateful.”

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Kevin J

Ex-Royal Marines - AWO2

Kevin J

"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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Graeme O

Ex-Royal Navy - Regulating Petty Officer

Graeme O

“The jobs are out there; you just have to be focussed and apply the techniques learned with CTP.”

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Graham S

Ex-Army- Lieutenant Colonel

Graham S

“There is life after the services. You are a useful asset and can bring a lot of life skills and experience to any profession. Make use of the life skills that you have.”

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Graham T

Ex-Royal Marines - Sergeant

Graham T

"Don’t be afraid to go for it. If it is something that you are interested in there will probably be a course that you can do on it. Trust the advice that you are given because it works, and I am an example of that."

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John B

Ex-RAF- Wing Commander

John B

"Have complete confidence that your skills, competencies and experiences are transferrable to the civilian sector. Do not be afraid to move to a new sector. Be bold and go for it."

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John G

Ex-Army- Major Royal Engineers

John G

“It was a gamble taking a lower wage than I had in the Armed Forces, but this appears to have paid off now. Once you are in, talent will be spotted (as long as you can do what it says on the tin)!”

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Ex-Navy- Warrant Officer

David H

“The ‘can-do’ attitude of Service personnel is a rare commodity and something that is highly valued by employers in this particular industry sector. Make the most of it when presenting yourself at interview or on work experience.”

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