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Transitioning into accounting and finance: Stephen Beck’s story
Transitioning into accounting and finance: Stephen Beck’s story
CASE STUDY
On completion of my foundation degree I was able to gain entry at the University of Plymouth, where the qualifications I had gained at college allowed me to join the final year of an accounting and finance degree.
Transitioning into driving instruction: John Bathgate’s story
Transitioning into driving instruction: John Bathgate’s story
CASE STUDY
‘Throughout my eight-month journey from application to the CRB to passing my Part 3 test, I received excellent support and guidance from all concerned.
Former RAF Wing Commander sets up Drone Pilot Academy
Former RAF Wing Commander sets up Drone Pilot Academy
CASE STUDY
Having served in the RAF for 17 years, former Wing Commander Jim Ixer hung up his flying gloves and entered the rapidly expanding commercial drone industry.
Using Oak Tree to transition into a management role: Paul Bailey’s story
Using Oak Tree to transition into a management role: Paul Bailey’s story
CASE STUDY
I believe that the experience and qualifications, together with Oak Tree’s CV and interview techniques coaching, enabled me to secure my current role.
Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …
Learn a trade: plastering, tiling, plumbing, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying …
CASE STUDY
Working for yourself as a self-employed tradesperson after completing an intensive training course may seem impossible but, as the following case study shows, with the right training and support you can do it …
Transitioning to a locksmith: Ricky Burt’s story
Transitioning to a locksmith: Ricky Burt’s story
CASE STUDY
‘I joined Lockforce because I wanted to be my own boss. I’m doing a job I love, but have a network of colleagues who are there to help.
Beverley Thorogood - studying on BA Business & Enterprise
Beverley Thorogood - studying on BA Business & Enterprise
CASE STUDY
I realised that the skills and knowledge I’d gained throughout my adult life were much greater than I’d given myself credit for
Transitioning to a career in Health and Safety: Ron Fellowes’s story
Transitioning to a career in Health and Safety: Ron Fellowes’s story
CASE STUDY
Having left the Marines in 2012, I followed the crowd onto the ‘circuit’ for about three years – however, having spent too much time away from my family, I decided to put my ELC to good use.
Starting BA Business & Enterprise: Terverr Beynon’s story
Starting BA Business & Enterprise: Terverr Beynon’s story
CASE STUDY
After choosing to leave the Army after 20 years’ service I knew that I required some commercial business education, exposure and some valid qualifications to underpin the management skills learned in the Army.
Using Oak Tree Management & Training: Gary Burden’s story
Using Oak Tree Management & Training: Gary Burden’s story
CASE STUDY
The training I received from Oak Tree set the foundations for a successful second career: using the qualifications I gained, I have achieved professional recognition for my qualifications and experiences gained in Service and since leaving.
Transitioning into IT: Jamie Fanneran’s story
Transitioning into IT: Jamie Fanneran’s story
CASE STUDY
Jamie Fanneran, 31, served in the Royal Signals, specialising as a Communications Systems Operator, before leaving the Services in January 2016 ‘to settle my family in a fixed location, to give my children stability and schooling.'
Using Akona training: Scott Berry’s story
Using Akona training: Scott Berry’s story
CASE STUDY
I had often thought of working within the rail sector, but had no idea what to do or how to get started.
Transitioning into a career in the railway industry: Ashley Bray’s story
Transitioning into a career in the railway industry: Ashley Bray’s story
CASE STUDY
After some research I found the railway was taking on trainee linesmen so I investigated this thoroughly.
Forces in Mind Trust report on positive impact of self-build projects
Forces in Mind Trust report on positive impact of self-build projects
NEWS
Self-build projects can have a significant positive impact on the wellbeing and relationships of ex-Service personnel, suggests a new report by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and the Forces in Mind Trust, released today (1 February 2016).
Transitioning into engineering: Natalie Chapman’s story
Transitioning into engineering: Natalie Chapman’s story
CASE STUDY
Natalie Chapman served as a LBdr in the Artillery, specialising in logistics, before leaving the Army in November 2015 after almost eight years of service, to seek a new career after a 'change in her priorities'. She now works for EDF Energy as an engineer, a role she's now been in for almost a year, which sees her 'fit meters and deal with the electrical side of any problem with a meter or related to electricity that I can solve'.