The automotive sector and veterans have rallied during the COVID crisis, deploying vehicle fleets and transporting PPE...
Years Served: 13 Years
In 2015 I decided to terminate my Service in the Army after 13 years. I was very unsure as to what I wanted to do, so I visited the resettlement centre and after hearing very positive things about Akona I decided to look further into the training they provided.
I had often thought of working within the rail sector, but had no idea what to do or how to get started. Once I had researched my options, I decided that the best course provider for me would be Akona, as the training they provide is governed by recognised qualifications.
From start to finish the help I received from the staff at Akona was outstanding. The training provided by Barry is excellent: his knowledge of the job and the experience that he passes on to you is second to none. Akona has provided me with the right tools and skill-set to start my career within the rail sector. I was torn between what to use my ELCAS money on, but I’m glad I made the right choice with AKONA.
Scottish solicitor and RAF veteran, Allan Steele, has been appointed as the first Scottish Trusts Officer for SSAFA,...
Aviation enthusiast Jack Berry, 14, who has illustrated a book on military planes in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces...
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A ‘foot in the door’ to civilian life
Whenever military service is coming to an end it’s always good to have a plan. However, it also helps to do something that has the power to open up several different doors.Read more »
From Intelligence Corps to intelligence analyst
Pete Durbin always wanted to join the Army and enlisted in the Intelligence Corps when he was 19. He left in 2016 as a Sergeant after 11 years’ exemplary military service. Pete is now working as an...Read more »