Linx International Group has revealed that in the past 18 months, PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training has supported more than 350 armed forces personnel in making the transition to ‘civvy street’, through its award-winning security management and security systems courses.

The announcement follows an article published by The House magazine on 7th November, in which the Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood, was asked whether former soldiers’ employment prospects could be affected by current perceptions regarding their wellbeing, to which he is quoted as saying: “Completely. You could have this attitude where an employer who’s not familiar with the Armed Forces, they may say, ‘two people, one has served in the Armed Forces, are they going to go doolally on me?’” He added: “We need to kill that attitude because it’s decidedly untrue and unhelpful. We’re doing a lot of work with employers themselves, with businesses and organisations, so they can see the value of that.”

Linx International Group is a preferred supplier to the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) that has, to date, assisted over 235,000 service leavers. Ciaran Barry, Group Operations Director at Linx International Group, who himself served in the British Army for ten years, states: “Personnel leaving the armed forces have rich and diverse experience and knowledge coupled with an exemplary work ethic that is invaluable across every aspect of the security sector. Through the provision of our classroom and online training courses we are enabling these service men and women to obtain the skills and associated qualifications that make them highly attractive candidates for employers.”

Ciaran adds: “As we commemorate the armistice, it is important to reflect not only on the admirable service to the country both past and present, but also to recognise the immense contribution these people continue to make to society throughout their lives after their military careers have ended.”