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Carving out a career in civilian life

In partnership with the Ministry of Defence, Liberty has helped three former Royal Marines take their first step onto a new career path as qualified gas engineers in the property services sector.

Rob, Jason, and Mark who were all injured in the line of duty during various Operations, and had made plans to leave the forces and were on the lookout for a new opportunity.

As part of a new initiative, Liberty’s team in the South West have committed to mentoring the Royal Marines and providing them with training so that they can carve themselves a new civilian career in the property services sector. As well as mentoring and on the job role specific training, the guys are also being supported to study for ACS Gas qualification and Basic Plumbing with local collages to support their wider personal development.

The training is being funded by the Ministry of Defence as part of their commitment to supporting ex-armed forces personnel to find civilian careers after they leave. The training will last approximately eight months and will see the guy’s complete tasks with support from their mentors and trainers such as boiler installations, boiler breakdown diagnostics, commercial gas maintenance and general gas service and repair tasks.

The scheme will allow them all to sample what life as a gas engineer with Liberty is all about and showcase the fantastic opportunities that working for a business like Liberty can deliver.

Jason said: “I’m really excited to be on this new challenge and really looking forward to working with Dennis and the rest of the Liberty team.”

Dennis Hassan, Operations Manager at Liberty, said: “I have an experienced team of managers and supervisor and my installation manager is also a former Marine. We are enjoying helping the guys in their training and we are confident they will thrive and really bring a lot of great transferable skills with them into the industry.”