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To mark the end of this feature we would like to finish with RBLI coach Shaun Maloney. With a 24-year Army career behind him, alongside his success in the training industry, Shaun has the experience and knowledge to guide veterans and service-leavers to meet their employment potential for success on Civvy Street.
We were recently visited by 14 guests from various organisations including TRBL, SSAFA and Regimental Associations. Some had travelled to Aylesford from as far afield as York to take part in the LifeWorks Taster Day (Vocational Assessment) which was organised and delivered by Sharon Patmore and her team.
‘an important opportunity to spread the word about the importance of vocational assessment’
The day began with an opportunity for the guests to mingle and get to know one another before the hard work began. All were put through their paces, participating in a number of tests and sitting the same assessments as our beneficiaries. Sharon tells me that there were no dramatic surprises and our guests all left comfortable with their career choices!
This was meant to be a fun day and I am sure that everyone that attended enjoyed themselves. However, it was also an important opportunity to spread the word about the importance of vocational assessment in the overall mix of support to our veterans.
Well done to everyone involved in the planning, preparation and delivery of the day.