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AVMI is pleased to welcome Ieuan Hutchinson, the latest ex-military trainee, to its Veterans Programme. Ieuan will be responsible for assisting rack build engineers in their day-to-day activities to learn and develop new skills, with the long-term aim of becoming a CTS qualified engineer in the operations team.
Ieuan joined the British Army at 19 where he spent 4 and half years with the 5th Battalion the Rifles (5 RIFLES). 5 RIFLES is a Regular Infantry Battalion based in Bulford Camp, which consists of around 600 Riflemen who deploy from their base location on training and operations worldwide.
His first mission was in Estonia, where he was deployed on Op Cabrit 1 in 2017 for 5 months, he then spent time attached to the Belize Defence Force (BDF) for 2 months in 2018, as well as spending time in Germany and the United States conducting routine exercise and simulation training from 2016 to 2018.
Resettlement was difficult for Ieuan as job opportunities and prospects were limited in the area where he was living, but despite the challenge of finding work, Ieuan was determined to find a career that would challenge his capability, whilst enabling him to use the skills that he had acquired in the army.
It wasn’t long after his move to Harrogate that he saw an ad about AVMI’s Veteran Programme in an email from The Career Transition Partnership (CTP), that he took it upon himself to find out more about the AV industry and apply for a position, which he was successful in.
''When an infantry soldier leaves the army they typically leave with no trade or civilian based qualifications, however these veterans bring a wealth of life skills that fit well into the AV industry. I am excited to be working with Ieuan and equally excited to welcome another veteran to the AV industry.”
Justin Paveley | Engineering Director