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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.
Christian Woodfield
Christian Woodfield
CASE STUDY
Christian Woodfield from inspired2be.
Richard Kear
Richard Kear
CASE STUDY
with RAF Aircraft Engineer, Richard Kear
Craig Parker
Craig Parker
CASE STUDY
‘While on work placement during my resettlement and termination leave, I was advised to undertake a fire risk assessment course by my employer, and Vulcan Fire Training was the company recommended by them.
Building better bailiffs
Building better bailiffs
CASE STUDY
How one training company changed the future of the enforcement industry
Neil Duddy
Neil Duddy
CASE STUDY
Having served in the Royal Engineers for five years, specialising as an Engineering Surveyor, LCpl Neil Duddy, left the Army in 2008 with a host of qualifications under his belt, including: HNC in Engineering Surveying, SVQ level 2 in Construction and Civil Engineering Services, and NVQ level 2 Security, Safety and Loss Prevention
Ray West
Ray West
CASE STUDY
Ray West, owner and director of RW Safety Solutions, originally attended the Vulcan Fire Manager course in 2001 before ELCs existed.
James Pope
James Pope
CASE STUDY
Having enlisted in 1985, former Royal Navy WO1 James Pope, 48, left the Armed Forces in October 2016 because of ‘life aspirations’. He says that, ‘After 32 years and several high-profile jobs the challenges had started to dry up somewhat.
Richard Saunders
Richard Saunders
CASE STUDY
Following 22 years in the RAF, ex-Acting Wing Commander, Richard Saunders left in October 2015 to pursue a civilian career and gain a more stable work–life balance.

Training See all

SRUC - Scotland’s Rural College | Land Based Industries
Courses at all college and university levels An SRUC education will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to move confidently into your chosen career. 95% of our graduates are in work or continuing in full-time education within six months of completing their course.
Scotland
UK Open IT ELC | Computing & IT
Open IT is an approved ELC training provider with over 18 years’ experience providing bespoke blended learning solutions to learners stationed all over the world.
Nationwide

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Talented Engineers, Scientists and Technologists - Dstl | MoD Agencies
Dstl maximises the impact of Science and Technology for UK Defence, Prosperity and Security across government. We're extremely proud of our work, which saves lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline. We're an Executive Agency of the MoD, accountable to Government. Working in partnership with other government departments, international colleagues and industry, you will make a valuable contribution to our projects.
Dstl
Forensic Support Workers | Civil ServiceHealth Care and Nursing Prison / ProbationSecurity
VP Forensic Ltd are currently seeking forensic support workers to work within secure services and/or community care. You must be reliable, hard working and passionate about the industry. This is a great opportunity for people that really want to make a difference.
VP Forensic Ltd

Univeristy See all

Anglia Ruskin University - Distance Learning | Distance Learning
Whether you want the knowledge and skills to enhance your existing role or you’re planning for the future – Anglia Ruskin University can help you reach your potential. Through our Degrees at Work initiative we offer a range of tailored ELCAS accredited courses for serving members of the Armed Forces.
International
University of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber