We are so proud to have attained the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Silver Award, but then The MOT Group were offered a feature in PATHFINDER Magazine (for armed forces service leavers) is amazing!
Here are a few excerpts from our feature
Darren Finley, ex-Light Infantry corporal, shares a snapshot of his journey after leaving the armed forces. He explains how he became the driving force behind The MOT Group’s decision to provide a potential career path for service leavers and achieve an AFC Silver Award.
33 Years before The MOT Group
I joined the LI when I was 17 and served 9 tours in Northern Ireland. When I left, I felt pretty scared, if I’m honest. The army was all I’d known, and I loved it. Then pressure from my (then) wife to PVR found me on civvy street. Before leaving, I had attended a few career fairs for service leavers, taken a resettlement course in wireless data communications and read Pathfinder!… Read the rest on Pathfinder
Only 6 years before The MOT Group
The unexpected death of my wife in 2014 led to a period of spiralling. Depression forced my resignation from the BTP. I moved across the country to a place I had never even visited, and the next few years became a blur of roles as a cycling coach, a campsite warden, and a special needs TA … all while my mental health continued to decline, and I was officially diagnosed with PTSD… Read the rest on Pathfinder
Life Since Joining The MOT Training and Compliance Group
The MOT Group are an incredible family-run (but growing fast) company that provides an MOT compliance consultancy service to MOT centres: they help those businesses get and remain compliant with the regulations enforced by DVSA.
I began freelancing with them two years ago after completing the required Authorised Examiner Consultant course. The structure of the role is perfect for military minds. It’s structured, procedure-led, has very few grey areas and is support based.
When I realised what a great fit this would be as a career for service leavers, we began making plans for that to happen. We approached CTP for guidance; AEC courses are being run from April 2023, and we will be at The National Transition Event at Silverstone in February 2023… You will have to read the rest here on Pathfinder.