“I cannot speak highly enough of the Charity; they really dug deep for me and did everything they could to help and assist me.”Jay
Jay served as a Royal Marine for 12 years. Sadly, in 2019 Jay suffered a shoulder injury that left him facing medical discharge from the Corps.
“I was in a position where differing medical opinions meant that until the Med Board convened, I was unsure if my career within the Corps would continue or end. In the end, the decision was made that I would be discharged. This meant I had three months to prepare myself and find another job and career. To be honest, it was a very daunting prospect and I did not know where to turn. I have a wife and four children to provide for.”
Jay reached out to the Charity for help.
“I spoke the RM Charity and immediately the reassurance and assistance that I received was overwhelming. It gave me great personal confidence that all was not lost.
The Charity was able to assist Jay by offering advice on how to prepare a CV and covering letter. The charity then advised Jay on the companies he should approach for work. All of this helped Jay understand his transferable skills.
“From here I was able to gain employment and valuable experience from the civilian sector. All was going well then the COVID crisis struck and I was made redundant. Behind the scenes, the Charity jumped into action again. They made it clear that I was a high priority due to my situation and I was given lots of support, contacted daily with updates and recommendations for employment.
The Charity offered Jay emergency funding to help him through until he found alternative employment.
“Thankfully, I got a job with good money in in the final hour. I therefore I did not need emergency funding. I cannot speak highly enough of the Charity; they really dug deep for me and did everything they could to help and assist me. They really helped me out when needed it most. Thank you RM Charity, all your help was greatly appreciated.
Problem, solution, outcome.
- The problem: Medically discharged Royal Marine unsure of his next career move.
- The solution: The Charity provides practical advice to help secure a new position.
- The outcome: Jay is now employed and able to provide for his family.