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Liam McGough
Liam McGough
CASE STUDY
Building trades Q&A with Able Seaman Specialist, Liam McGough
Jel Bearder
Jel Bearder
CASE STUDY
How ex-soldier Jel Bearder made the leap to a new career in fitness – with the help of Veterans’ Gateway
The ELC advantage
The ELC advantage
CASE STUDY
Using his ELC, Stuart Keillor, a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy currently working as a programme manager at the MoD London, has combined his military career with continuous learning opportunities, culminating in an MBA from Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University
Gain a degree  with WBDL
Gain a degree with WBDL
CASE STUDY
For many people the traditional notion of spending three years on campus studying a subject at university is simply not possible, but there is another option available …
Lieutenant Colonel  Joe Gossage
Lieutenant Colonel Joe Gossage
CASE STUDY
IRMCert, Risk Manager for the Executive Committee of the Army Board, British Army
Alastair Allison
Alastair Allison
CASE STUDY
MSc, CISM SIRM Interim Deputy Head of Compliance at Chubb, formerly of Zurich Insurance plc
Adrian Thompson
Adrian Thompson
CASE STUDY
… with Army dog handler turned electrician, Adrian Thompson
Phil Coleman
Phil Coleman
CASE STUDY
After leaving the Army in 2009 I found myself working as an air conditioning engineer for a couple of years before going on to the close protection scene in Iraq.
The security solution
The security solution
CASE STUDY
Wesley starts out by saying that he acquired a number of transferable skills during his time in the Army that he believes are of value to civilian companies. He explains: ‘It might not feel like it at the time, but you really are taught a lot of independent skills in the Army. When you leave, you might find yourself wondering if a lot of the industries you’re interested in getting involved with are out of your skill-set or you don’t have what’s required, but just try stuff out. You’ll start to adapt and learn very quickly, and you’ll find you’re actually a lot more capable than you think. You really find yourself utilising the skills you learned over your career. That can-do mental attitude, the ability to work alone, that ability to always find a solution to a problem – if you don’t know something, making sure you find out.’
From Intelligence Corps  to intelligence analyst
From Intelligence Corps to intelligence analyst
CASE STUDY
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 intelligence analyst at a leading UK insurer and credits completing SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute’s i2 analyst training as a reason for gaining such a highly sought-after role.

Training See all

Wiltshire College | Health & Safety
Wiltshire College works closely with local and regional employers in and around the South West, delivering a wide range of professional and vocational qualifications. As a provider of work-based learning programmes and bespoke training packages for business, our courses are all designed to enhance the skills sets of your employees, adding to their continual professional development.
South West
NGST (Newcastle) Ltd | Oil & Gas
Natural Gas Service Training (NGST) and the Skills Training Agency (STA) have been delivering high-quality gas training and assessments to the service and installation industry for over 17 years. In addition to specialist gas assessments and training, we also provide training and assessment packages for Oil, Electrics, Water and Energy Efficiency.
North East

Jobs See all

Product Engineer | AviationEngineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - MechanicalManagement and LeadershipTechnical Authorship
A vacancy exists within Marshall ADG for an experienced engineer to lead the technical elements of a complex upgrade to a fleet of military transport aircraft.
Marshall ADG

Univeristy See all

University of Essex Online | Distance Learning
Improve your career and boost your salary after (or during!) your time in the armed forces, with an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification from University of Essex Online!
Bucks New University | Distance Learning
At Bucks New University, we offer a range of specialist postgraduate and professional programmes, many of which can be studied flexibly to help fit your qualification around your professional and personal commitments.
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