Leaving the military can be very daunting regardless of your length of service or reason for moving on.
Along with family, health, finances and the list goes on… Employment is key during this life changing event as it provides purpose and a sense of stability after leaving behind a very structured and organised life in the armed forces. But how do you go about finding opportunities right for you? Let’s dig a little deeper…
For some, it’s a very easy process – moving from military chef to working in a restaurant kitchen or military mechanic to transferring skills to a local garage. However, for most this transition is tough, from exploring new career avenues to starting from scratch at the bottom of the industry ladder. But don’t panic, there is plenty of support available to help you.
Support Available for Ex Service- Men and Women
It’s important to recognise the opportunities and support available and take full advantage of them. After all, that’s what they’re there for
Here’s just a few of many organisations that can help:
- Veterans’ Gateway – Advice and support, from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more
- Help for Heroes – Physical, psychological, career, financial and welfare support
- SSAFA – Transitional mentoring for service leavers
- The Royal British Legion – Providing lifelong support to ex-serving personnel and their families
- Brookhouse Training – “Managed Learning Programmes” with 100% Guaranteed Work Placements for those leaving the military
Shifting Careers but Transferring Skills
With over 16,000 ex-military personnel leaving every year to return to civilian life, Brookhouse Training recognises the potential they bring to the job market. The skills learnt within the military last a lifetime and we aim to divulge into these skills to create perfect grounding within a fantastic career as a domestic or multi-skilled gas engineer. We recognise and appreciate the invaluable skills of leadership, discipline and teamwork ingrained in every service leaver and make it our utmost goal to help them transfer those skills to their new opportunities.
The gas industry needs you! As companies are battling experience and skills shortages, you have the perfect opportunity to walk into a career that will perfectly utilise your fantastic work ethic and ability to work within pressured and dynamic environments. Data speaks for itself and the market is communicating this demand, see for yourself.
Here at Brookhouse, we pride ourselves on making the transitional period into this new environment as seamless as possible. Brookhouse Training has decades of experience in helping service- men and women leaving the armed forces to transition into a new career in Gas and Plumbing. We provide access to funding and do everything we can to help ease resettlement and get you up and running in your new career.
We are very humbled to hear and read the case studies of successful students that are now working full time in their new plumbing or gas engineering career. Corporal Mark Thomas’ kind words below are one of many to gain insightful skills and knowledge that last a lifetime:
“I’m now qualified and the work placement has turned into a great job with real prospects. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I get more time with my family and I’m learning every day and enjoying it all enormously. And since gas is unlikely to run out in the near future, I feel I have a career for life!”.
Find more of what our trainees think within their volunteered testimonials.
Take the first step towards your future and look at our gas engineering courses. If you like what you see, why not join us for a brew at our next open day? Our open days are your opportunity to see first hand who you might be training with, receive objective career advice and to ask as many questions as you like. Our aim is to leave you informed and educated, with your mind at ease, happy that you have met us, and impressed with our training facilities. Book your place today.