Veterans' First Point of Contact

To coincide with the launch of Veterans’ Gateway, SaluteMyJob interviewed a number of ex-military personnel for individual case studies, showcasing the struggles - and the achievements of ex-military personnel who have transitioned into Civvy Street. ‘Veterans’ Gateway’ is promising to revolutionise a military charity sector that currently leaves two thirds (64 per cent) of veterans ‘confused’, by providing a first point of contact for veterans seeking support.


Andrew McAtee

Andrew McAtee is a former Substantive Corporal in the Army.  He was medically discharged, due to a shoulder injury sustained in Afghanistan and PTSD and is currently studying for a degree at Salford University.

Keith Blake

Keith Blake joined the Army as a Reservist in 1994 and left in January 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. 

Stephen McCue

Stephen 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. Although he initially struggled during his resettlement period - he now has a successful career.

Craig Slicker

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. 

Carl Salmond

Carl Salmond is a former Warrant Officer 1st Class with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Since leaving, he has  gained extensive experience as a security consultant - and starred alongside Hollywood stars.

Jonathan Bebbington

Jonathan is a former Captain in the Royal Logistics Corps. He had an exemplary military career and left the Army in 2012 after 28 years. Although highly experienced, with a huge amount of transferable skills, Jonathan has struggled to find employment.

 

Mark Gill

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.