And the Winners are…

Ian McCallam
I started my resettlement early. Before I was given an extra five years service on top of the usual 22 year career I planned to complete a degree through the Open University. I started the degree in 2001 using my first ELC and was awarded a BSc (Hons) Technology. I plan to do the CTP Commercial Financial Awareness course with the rest of my IRTC. At present I intend to use an ELC and the prize money for the Six Sigma (Green Belt) qualification. At present I do not plan on a specific area or role as I want to keep my options open. Having said that my main focus is within aerospace and I am looking at the Civil Service. My last piece of advice is to take every opportunity you can whether through your daily job (the Defence Academy College of Management & Technology is a great source of free courses) or through dedicated resettlement agencies.

Kevin Pollard
I originally joined the services in 1988 left in 1995 and re-enlisted in 2002 as Lcpl I am leaving in October 2014 I have done several courses with Training4Forces (BV Associates) NEBOSH General, Fire Management and will be doing my Environmental in November. I hope to boost my qualifications even more now with this prize. My preferred employment would be to either work for a training company and then set myself up as a consultant, or just work for a large company.

Christine McMurray
I joined the Army in 2007 and having reached the rank of corporal will be leaving in June 2014. I joined straight from college after completing a BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners in software development. My next move is an ELC funded City and Guilds in Electronic Inspection and Testing at Wakefield Skillcentre Ltd and a course in rigging for the entertainment industry. I now want to travel the world, finishing in New Zealand and then possibly a job in Electronics or Electrics.

W01 (ASM) Steve Lange, REME
Steve joined the army over 20 years ago as an apprentice vehicle mechanic into the royal electrical and mechanical engineers. After initially completing trade training then later as a manager he has provided equipment support to heavy armoured vehicles with numerous different units. During a busy and varied career, he deployed on operational tours to Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Middle East. In addition, he has also deployed on exercise To Poland, Canada and Kenya. For resettlement, he plans to transfer his engineering skills into becoming a gas engineer. Choosing Brookhouse Training Centre as his preferred provider he plans to use his elc and prize money from ER magazine to achieve this.

Other winners who have been randomly selected are…
Kevin Platt who subscribed on the 30/09/13
Duane Kelly, 30/09/13
Vicky Wilson, 26/09/13
Callum Watt, 25/08/13
Howard Rudder, 23/06/13
Adrian Boswell, 19/06/13
Sean Batley, 15/06/13
Michael Bonsall, 15/06/13
Christian Hughes, 06/06/13
Amy Smith, 04/05/13
Vanessa Newton, 23/04/13
Mark Dingle, 09/04/13
Robert Coulthard, 09/04/13
Ian Pethick, 09/04/13
Joanne Godfrey, 31/03/13
Ian Mahon, 21/03/13
Paul Paterson, 04/03/13
Dave Allan, 20/02/13

We will also be notifying these winners by email, if you are a lucky winner we would love to hear from you and include your information in a future issue. Please let us know when you are leaving the armed forces and what area of training you are interested in working in. We will also be happy to include a photograph of you.
If you are a training provider we ask that you keep this copy of the magazine and keep the winners names to hand. If they then contact you to book on one of your courses please let us know. We suggest that you proceed with the process as you normally would do when completing the ELC registration, then when the 20% personal contribution fee is due Easy Resettlement magazine will send you the payment by cheque or by bacs.
If you haven’t won this time then don’t worry you still have a chance of winning! We have selected 22 winners so far and depending on the amount their ELC contributions amount to will depend on how many further winners are drawn for. As we have randomly selected winners from our subscribers list we can not guarantee that they will wish to use this offer in 2014. We will therefore allow for the winners to contact us or a training provider to confirm their intent in using their prize. Anyone who does not claim or confirm that they wish to claim their prize will be voided as winners so that others can have the chance of having their ELC personal contribution fees paid for by Easy Resettlement magazine. Any of the named winners have until 17th February 2014 to get in touch with us.
So if you would still like the chance to have your personal ELC contribution fees paid for by Easy Resettlement magazine then all you need to do is subscribe for free online at or fill in the subscription form on page 3 of this issue.
Moving forward to 2014 we are looking to offer up to £100,000 worth of free training courses to ANY currently serving forces or Ex-forces personnel, whether you are in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or RAF. Regardless of your age, rank, sex or whether you have been medically discharged or have a disability or injury. This will be totally independent from the ELC £10,000 promotion we have run in 2013 and aims to help anyone by offering a totally FREE course in all areas, such as: aviation, builder training, close protection, ommunications, river training, IT, Management, Maritime, Offshore and much more.
We will be partnering with various training providers in these industries. The partners will be announced in the Spring 2014 issue with information on the course they are giving away to our readers. We will jointly provide a totally free course ranging from £500 to £9,000 depending on the training provider and the courses offered.
Subscribers to our magazine will automatically qualify with full terms and conditions to be included on our website from Spring 2014. Simply let us and the training provider know your area of interest and we will take your email address and other contact details to enter you in to the draw for your chosen course.
We at Easy Resettlement magazine really appreciate the fantastic job you all do. We are proud of our armed forces and we want to assist you in your resettlement process. FREE training can go a long way to finding sustainable employment when making your transition back to ‘Civvy Street’ Please mention our magazine to your colleagues, friends and families and also to our advertisers as without them such promotions would not be possible. Please feel free to contact our team with anything you would like to read about in future issues. Our magazine’s aim is to give you an Easy Resettlement!

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