The path to a fulfilling career
As one of the largest local employers, I joined the Ministry of Defence to benefit from the chance to work in a variety of areas while gaining skills along the way. Working in defence has provided me with a raft of opportunities and has supported me in building a fulfilling career. I worked across numerous areas including finance, business management and training, before ‘falling’ into safety!
Developing myself and others
Early in my career I was fortunate to be supported by a number of experienced mentors. Today this is still the case, but my progression allows me to turn the tables and take others under my wing too. I’m involved with the technical aspects of training, recruitment, and career development and it’s hugely rewarding to see the team grow in capability.
I’m also a Functional Development Officer (FDO) which involves supporting others with their career development, and I find this really fulfilling. I enjoy the opportunity to help others within the OHSE specialism grow their expertise and advance within DE&S.
This is a brilliant place to grow a career without moving employers. The range of work is so vast, which means the opportunities are numerous and varied. DE&S has funded and supported me to attain my professional qualifications, which has allowed me to further my career in an area I’m passionate about.