A Veteran's Experience
A national networking platform to help ex-military personnel looking to move into careers in the rural sector, and their future employers, has been launched.
Jasmine Eyers is currently serving in the British Army as a Communications Systems Specialist in the 21 Signal Regiment. Jasmine is currently going through resettlement and is due to leave the military in the Summer after 13 distinguished years. She has completed a number of cyber-related courses, including IBM’s i2 training course through SaluteMyJob, which she described as ‘the best yet’. She is incredibly ambitious and has firmly set her sights on making her mark in the cybersecurity industry.
Rebecca left the Army in November 2016 and has since found the resettlement period challenging. She is currently teaching, but thanks to a course ran by SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute, her ambition to forge a career in cybersecurity has been reignited.
So you’ve reached the interview stage (well done!) and now you need to prepare. You’ve done all the research on the company, looked at how your skills are well-suited to the role and now you need to think about how to answer those interview questions. This may be your first interview since leaving the military - but even if it is not, interviews can be daunting. But just try and remember that this is a chance for you to show off your skills and experience - and employers are not out to trick you. They understand that there will be nerves and they want you to do your best. Although you never know what questions may be asked, it is good to be prepared for the most common questions most likely to be thrown at you.
Mark Redmayne, who served in the Royal Navy from 1998 until July 2016, called time on his naval career early, partly for family reasons and partly in a search for a new challenge. He is now Principal of Redmayne Wealth, an Associate Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management.
Service leavers from all over the country are being invited to find out more about a career as a Financial Adviser at a series of special Insight events.
MAKING the leap from Royal Marines officer to financial adviser meant greater work-life balance and career freedom for Nick O’Sullivan MBE.
Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.
A tremendous desire to succeed, combined with courses, CV and skills translation backing from SaluteMyJob consultants, helped an ex-Royal Navy petty officer into a successful new career in cyber-security.
Forces veterans are being urged to consider volunteering to give a valuable boost to their transition into civilian life.
Improved quality of life was one of the main motivating factors for successful St. James’s Place graduate Angus Watson.
Making the leap from navigation officer to financial adviser proved scary but incredibly satisfying for former Navy lieutenant Louise Worrall.
A SOLID background in health and safety and an intrinsic knowledge of safety procedures made for a successful transition from Regimental Sergeant Major to senior health and safety advisor for David Marr.
Are you a former Service man a woman? Have you thought about a career in Heath and Safety? Or are you an employer looking to fill health and safety roles? If so, read our case studies with G's Global and find out more about how ex-military personnel are well-suited to forge a career in Health and Safety.
Gary Cullen served for 25 years with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards and reached Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM). He is now a Senior Safety and Risk Advisor at G’s. SaluteMyJob chats to Gary about his military career and why he believes ex-military personnel are well-suited to health and safety roles.
G’s is one of Europe’s leading fresh produce companies, supplying salads and vegetables to all major UK and many European supermarkets. G’s has farms in UK, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Senegal and the USA. At any one time, there is 7,000 people employed in the company, with 3,800 employees in the UK. SaluteMyJob chats to Beverly Dixon, Group HR Director about the roles ex-military personnel and reservists are most suited for within the company - and why they add value to the business.
SaluteMyJob has launched its latest cybersecurity training course for military veterans in the UK, with the 100th veteran passing through the doors of the Corsham Institute. Here we look at some of our success stories - three ex-military personnel who excelled in the training and have landed successful employment in highly sough-after roles.
Neil Luke is a former Sergeant in the Royal Marines who left in 2015 after 13-years of exemplary service. He left not knowing what career path to take but came across the free Cyber Security Training Course, run by SaluteMyJob, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute. After completing the course, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The former Royal Marine Commando is now working as a contractor at Satisnet on a large scale project to implement an information security management system.
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 Institutes i2 analyst training as a reason for gaining such a highly-sought-after role.
Andrew Jackson, MD of SaluteMyJob tells us why tailoring your CV is more likely to help you the job you want when you transition out of the military.
Carl Salmond is a former Warrant Officer 1st Class with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He left the Army in 2008 after 22 years of exemplary military service. He has since gained extensive experience as a security consultant, managing and leading close protection and surveillance teams and facilitating and delivering security training courses. Since leaving the Army, Carl has also starred alongside Hollywood stars, taking on extra roles through a military casting agency and is about to begin a new career as a Prison Officer.
Craig Slicker, a former Lance Corporal left the Infantry in 2013 after 17-years’ service. After being made redundant, Craig has continued to struggle to find the right role which suits his experience and skills. He believes Veterans’ Gateway will be a great tool for people struggling to find work and adjust to life outside the military - something he is still battling.
Andrew McAtee is a former Substantive Corporal in the Army. He joined in 1994 and left in 2016 after 22 years’ service, starting his career with the Royal Irish Regiment for 14 years, transferring to The Rifles in 2009, then moving to Preston for the final two years to 3 Medical Regiment. Andrew was medically discharged and was deemed unfit to work, due to a shoulder injury sustained in Afghanistan and PTSD and is currently studying for a degree at Salford University.
Stephen McCue is a former Sergeant in the Royal Armoured Corps. In 2009 he sustained serious injuries while in Afghanistan after his armoured vehicle was hit by an IED. He was medically discharged in 2013 and although he initially struggled during his resettlement period - he really enjoyed moving into civvy street and now has a successful career.
Jonathan Bebbington is a former Captain in the Royal Logistics Corps. He had an exemplary military career and left the Army in 2012 after 28 years. Since then, although highly experienced, with a huge amount of transferable skills, Jonathan has really struggled to find employment.
Mark Gill is a former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Mark left in 2015 after 25 years’ service. He is currently living in the US and said there was little positives he could take away from his military transition after struggling to find his way in the job market.
Keith Blake joined the Army as a Reservist in 1994 and left in January this year after 23 years. He has found it difficult to navigate what resettlement support is available to him and has struggled with finding employment and financial support. He believes Veterans’ Gateway is a “win” for veterans and will engage with the service in the future.
SaluteMyJob delves into the military side of our employees - we hear from our spouse, reservist and veteran employees, they talk about why working for SaluteMyJob appealed to them and how the company supports them.
Going for an interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here we give you some questions to ask at the end of your interview - just don't ask all 12!
Many people find conversations about salary extremely awkward but it is important to get it right. To help you best prepare for the discussion, we have produced a top tips guide full of advice on how to successfully negotiate your salary.