A programme to help veterans get jobs in the rail construction sector has resumed after the coronavirus pandemic halted activity.
The Break Point Academy, which was set up by SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton, runs free training packages in conjunction with Orion Rail, a contractor of Network Rail.
“We’re taking the lads and lasses and putting them into key roles across the industry,” he told Soldier. “It doesn’t cost them a penny, and then they’re into a job where they’re earning £30k a year.”
The courses initially focus on the mindset required to successfully transition to civilian life, as well as fitness tests to ensure applicants can cope with the physically demanding nature of the job.
Soldier. (2020) Applications Sought as Academy Resumes. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. October 2020, pp.15.