“Everything was falling apart. I’d applied for 100s of jobs”
Sean served in the Royal Air Force and left as a Sergeant. During his military career, he saw active service in the Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. When Sean left the RAF he had a job waiting for him in the oil industry so he didn’t feel the need to take his resettlement entitlement.
“We had to take on a private let which was very expensive. We’d hit rock bottom and were about to be made homeless. I wasn’t entitled to benefits, because of my MOD pension. Additionally, we could not secure council housing.
Everything was falling apart. I applied for between 800-900 jobs but was only called for 10 interviews. It was soul-destroying.”
In 2015, Sean reached out to Veterans’ Gateway partner RBLI and secured a place on his local LifeWorks course in Stirling, Scotland.
It couldn’t have come at a better time. 2015 was a bad year for me and my partner but ended on a positive. Life is fantastic now. We can’t speak highly enough of LifeWorks. This support has got me back to work and, importantly, given us both a safe and secure home, getting us back on track and looking forward to a more positive future.”
Sean has now secured full-time employment in quality assurance.
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If you are a veteran and are in need of support, a range of help and information is available from all our Veterans’ Gateway referral partners.
Call 0808 802 1212 or text 81212