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Category Archive: The Ex-Mil Recruitment Interviews

Occasionally, we are lucky enough to interview guys who are leaving, or who have left, the Forces. They tell us about their experiences, what they learnt and what they'd do differently and so on. Hopefully, this will help others as they make the move into civilian life. If you have left the Forces and think your experience can help, please get in touch at [email protected].

Announced Forces Pensions Changes — A Response

September 27, 2012

Announced Forces Pensions Changes — A Response


Of course, it's possible you have heard it elsewhere, but a few newsletters ago we included a news item about the announced changes to the Forces Pension. Soon afterwards, we heard from Alex Winyard (Ex Sgt REME.) who wanted to express his opinion on these changes. Alex, now running his own telecommunications business, left the […]

Leaving the Forces…Sgt. Steve Lowery

April 19, 2012

Leaving the Forces…Sgt. Steve Lowery


Steve Lowery joined the Royal Corp of Signals almost straight from school. Originally only signing up for 3 years, he soon found himself on open engagement with the years passing by. He deployed on numerous Operations including the 1st Gulf war, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland & Afghanistan. He has been decorated with an accumulative service […]

My Experience of Leaving the Services — Martin Greaves

April 6, 2012

My Experience of Leaving the Services — Martin Greaves


Martin Greaves left the Royal Navy Submarine Service in May 2009 as a Lieutenant R.N., after eight years service. He has kindly agreed to tell us about his experiences of leaving the Service and the transition into civilian life and employment, in his own word… "I submitted my notice in Jan 2007 and my TX […]

The Ex-Mil Recruitment Interviews — Martin Greaves

April 6, 2012

The Ex-Mil Recruitment Interviews — Martin Greaves


Ex–Mil Recruitment Newsletter: You mentioned that perhaps you should have made more of an issue of your resettlement — with hindsight, what else would you have done differently in the 18 months before you left the Navy? **This would be dependant on personal circumstances as the answer would be vastly different from someone retiring with […]

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