Like many people in the Army the drawdown from Afghanistan coupled with the redundancy's and cost saving alongside the prospect of spending the rest of my career doing Drill and CBRN I have decided to call it a day.
I've spent a long time researching, talking to friends already working in the industry as well as reading forums like Close Protection World and Close Protection Domian alongside social media groups on Facebook and Linkedin and franlky its opened my eyes to the minefeild that is getting into HECP. The Market is flooded, many of the firms are drawing down in Iraq and Afghanistan, the list of qualifiactions and prerequisites for employment gets higer all the time and once you throw in the legion of Training Providers after our hard-earned money and ELC its enough to make anybody question if this is the a career path worth considering post service.
Its not all doom and gloom though, through my network I've spoken with some very professional individuals who have given me some great advice on getting started in the industry, and that has certainly confirmed for me that having a crack at getting out to the sand agin is certainly worth a go. Fingers crossed all my research into the industry, the Training Providers, my background, attitude and determination pay off and ill be bale to secure that illusive foot in the door.
You've got to be in it to win it!!