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Cyber studies: Rebecca Thomas
Cyber studies: Rebecca Thomas
CASE STUDY
Ambition for career in cyber security reignited for former intelligence analyst in the Army thanks to SaluteMyJob training course
Daniel Partridge
Daniel Partridge
CASE STUDY
ELC Q&A with former Royal Engineer Daniel Partridge
Chris Oakes - Master At Arms
Chris Oakes - Master At Arms
CASE STUDY
‘I joined the Army in 1986 and, after ten years with 7 Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, transferred into the Army Physical Training Corps. Here I enjoyed a full career helping Service men and women from all three Services develop physically, mentally and emotionally, retiring as a Captain last year to start my own coaching business – “unlocking people potential and maximising people performance” – and turn my life passion into profit.
Mark Campbell - Opted NEBOSH Package
Mark Campbell - Opted NEBOSH Package
CASE STUDY
with Chief Petty Officer Mark Campbell
Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones
CASE STUDY
Gavin served for 24 years in the Royal Logistics Corps, taking part in deployments to the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. His last role was as a Brigade Ordnance Warrant Officer.
Essa Badjie
Essa Badjie
CASE STUDY
Essa was a corporal in the Army for ten years, being a part of different units/regiments, and also had a previous role as an HR administrator. He was based in various locations for six years before coming back to the UK.
Tiffany Hemming
Tiffany Hemming
CASE STUDY
Tiffany joined the Territorial Army in 1997, moving to the Regular Army in 2000 until she left the Armed Forces in October 2017. Her final role was overseeing the procurement of medical equipment and information systems, and all chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment for Defence. She took part in deployments to Afghanistan in 2009 as Officer Commanding Close Support Medical Squadron, and also to Bosnia and Kosovo.
Marine Engineer Steven Pearson
Marine Engineer Steven Pearson
CASE STUDY
with Marine Engineer Steven Pearson
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 …
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.
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

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University of Hull | Health & Safety
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