Here's our monthly round-up of latest news, which includes case studies showcasing the transferable skills of a former military policeman - and why he was the best candidate to join Santandar and a look at an event we hosted in Edinburgh to consider the formation of a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition. Enjoy!
Emily Selkirk is Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Transaction Monitoring at Santander. Read our case study to find out why the transferable skills of a former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa, made him the perfect candidate for a role within her team.
Are you ex-military and looking at Financial Crime as your next career move? Be inspired by our case study with former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa who successfully completed SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institutes i2 training course - and is now making his mark with one of the world’s leading banks as a Transaction Monitoring Analyst.
At SMJ Consulting Services , we believe there is a net gain for employers to attract and recruit ex-military personal to fill in-demand cyber security roles within their organisation. The growing demand for skilled people within this sector highlights why the cyber security industry needs military skills more than ever. Global demand for cyber security experts is forecast to outstrip supply by a third before the end of the decade. Not only can this talented pool help plug skills gaps in the industry - but their unique and transferable skills would be a great asset to any organisation.
Neil Luke is a former Sergeant in the Royal Marines who left in 2015 after 13-years of exemplary service. He left not knowing what career path to take but came across the free Cyber Security Training Course, run by SaluteMyJob, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute. After completing the course, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The former Royal Marine Commando is now working as a contractor at Satisnet on a large scale project to implement an information security management system.
Pete Durbin always wanted to join the Army and enlisted in the Intelligence Corps when he was 19. He left in 2016 as a Sergeant after 11-years exemplary military service. Pete is now working as an Intelligence Analyst at a leading UK insurer - and credits completing SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institutes i2 analyst training as a reason for gaining such a highly-sought-after role.
SaluteMyJob interviewed head of IBM's Security Division in Europe, Julian Meyrick, a former Regimental Signals Officer, who served for six years in the Royal Green Jackets in the British Army. Mr Meyrick discusses how veterans are a valuable talent pool that could help fill the large number of vacant cybersecurity roles and how offering conversion training to ex-military personnel is a way of addressing and closing this notable gap.
Stuart Quick is a former Army Officer and has successfully transitioned into the cybersecurity industry. He is now a Managing Consultant at IBM. SaluteMyJob chats to Stuart to find out more about how ex-military personnel can add value to an organisation and what hard and soft skills does IBM look for when recruiting for cybersecurity roles.
Global demand for cyber security experts is forecast to outstrip supply by a third before the end of the decade. The growing demand for skilled people within this sector, highlights why the cyber security industry needs military skills more than ever. At SaluteMyJob, we believe there is a net gain for employers if more is done to connect up veterans with roles where their military skills can be appreciated - and cyber security is one industry where we believe ex-military jobseekers would be a great asset.