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DEFENCE AND MOD; ex-Military Profiles

Our ex-military candidate profile is an extremely strong fit with companies of all sizes operating within the Defence or Ministry of Defence (MOD) sectors.

Their ability to understand how the Armed Forces functions along with equipment and technology specifics allows them to quickly add a high level of value.  Our candidates also understand how to communicate to military personnel and therefore can gain that winning edge during difficult or challenging projects.   

Military Skills Match

A wide range of skill sets and backgrounds from all three services, Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force are transferable into this sector. 

Qualifications Gained

  • BTEC/City & Guilds/NVQ, HNC/HND, Degree Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • NEBOSH/IOSH
  • NVQ/BTEC Driving Light Goods/Carry and Transport Goods/Warehouse & Distribution
  • Certificate of Professional Development / BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management 
  • Prepared to obtain and maintain Sponsored Reservist Status
  • Prepared to obtain or already hold Security Clearance at various levels
  • Prince 2 Project Management
  • Joint Service Publications knowledge including JSP375

Successful Placements

The following presents a small sample of positions we have successfully filled within the Defence and MOD sectors:

Mechanical & Electrical Technical Officer, Bury St Edmunds – Ex Royal Engineers Combat Engineer with transferable skills including; leading large teams of supervisors, multi-disciplined engineers and contractors, managing the maintenance and improvement of Ministry of Defence [MOD] property assets.
 
Delivery Manager, Catterick - Ex Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer (REME) Senior Manager with transferable skills including; Producing and implementing safety policies, conducting safety surveys and audits on behalf of Senior Management, providing tool box talks, briefings and support for Health and Safety issues.  Conducting accident investigations and provide written reports.

Project Manager, Stevenston, Scotland – Ex Royal Navy Aircraft Engineering Mechanic with transferable skills including; Managing several projects simultaneously with values ranging from thousands to millions of pounds.  Involved in resource planning, allocation of manpower and work-flow processes to ensure successful project delivery.  

Hydraulics Instructor, Gosport – Ex Royal Navy Fitter & Turner with transferable skills including; Working as a Gas Turbine Instructor training various levels of students ranging from Apprentices to Senior Officers.  Previously training Chief Engineers regarding Senior Management administration duties including defect reporting, training documentation, sourcing new parts/components.

Logistics Technician, Lincoln - Ex Army Royal Logistics Corps with transferable skills including; Stores person, responsible for the day to day running of the stores including stock control, issue of new supplies to personnel, ordering of new stock required, ensuring accurate records are maintained.

Installation Technician, Peterlee – Ex Royal Signals Communications Systems Operator with transferable skills including; providing secure and stable communications infrastructure, maintaining and managing junior personnel with training and job roles.  Installation of analogue and digital radio systems into MOD vehicles using strong wiring, electrical and mechanical skills.

Are you recruiting?

We can support you in accessing this hard to reach talent pool of candidates matching your specific requirements in order to find you your ideal candidate.

Give a member of our team a call on 0191 4274655 so we can discuss your vacancy and provide you with the best advice, alternatively send us your vacancy:

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What our clients say about us?

Thank you for all the hard work you’ve done again this year finding me, yet again, fantastic candidates for interview

Please thank everyone at Demob for all their invaluable help this year and wish them all a Very Merry Christmas

I was asking for help on LinkedIn after finding myself out of work for the first time in my adult life, Joanne was the first to message me and also took the time to call me and help me in my search for my next job. It was amazing to see how committed she seemed to finding me a new role. I can't thank her enough for the advice she gave me and I could not have asked for a better call to make me feel more at ease and confident in my quest for a new job. Thank you Joanne, you've been amazing

The interviews went very well.  All on time.  All the guys interviewed really well and they met our brief with regard to “job fit” so that was spot on – thank you.  We have the difficult task of selecting one as all are suitable. To be honest I’ve thought about firing myself to make room.  We plan to meet internally soon and make our decision promptly. Hopefully by tomorrow but latest by the coming Monday.

Many thanks as always you really came up with the goods again.

I would like to firstly thank you for providing two exceptional candidates, both candidates were everything we asked for within the job specification and I believe that this was the correct approach to recruiting for this position.

I am very grateful for the effort you have put into filling this vacancy, and I look forward to dealing with yourself again in the future.



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