Supporting Our Wounded Into Work

Raising funds to retrain and re-skill our wounded and support them in finding new careers outside the Military. You can help by making a donation or fundraising for the charity.

Prospective employers

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‘The Armed Forces offer what amounts to Britain’s biggest and best apprenticeship scheme.”  Lord Ashcroft

reaching the top

Our ultimate goal

Injured in Iraq, Tammy was able to rebuild her nursing career outside of the military thanks to a Walking With The Wounded bursary.

Soldiers have spent years developing additional experience as teachers, trainers, engineers, nurses, mechanics, construction workers and truck drivers, to name just a few. They’ve taught Afghan farmers to improve efficiency and modernize their crop growing. They drive more miles in a single day than any parcel carrier. In short, the experiences of today’s soldiers are as challenging and diverse as in any work force.

Many employees see teamwork, creative problem solving, multitasking, enthusiasm and initiative as key to success, the British Soldier has these in abundance.

With the support of businesses across the UK, we can help match this willingness to succeed with the needs of all types of employers. That is a force to be reckoned with.

The benefits to your business

These people are fighters; highly skilled with a work ethic honed through years of training during their time in the military. It’s a powerful mix and is why our wounded make for such excellent employees. Our programmes ensure that wounded veterans benefit from the right qualifications and training: those that will ensure they become a sought-after asset within any business.

Walking With The Wounded wants to hear from any employer which thinks this sounds like a good idea. We promise you won’t regret it.

Sean’s story

Sean has been able to turn his life around thanks to the support of Walking With The Wounded.

Sean was medically discharged from the Army after being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and his world came crashing down.

He lost his wife and his family due to his erratic and sometimes volatile behaviour and before long he became another ex-soldier living on the streets. Sean remembers vividly the moment when he said to himself: “If I don’t start digging myself out of this hole now, it’s going to be too deep to escape from.”

He contacted The Beacon, a homeless shelter located within the Catterick Garrison which provides housing for up to 31 vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, and started turning his life around. From that day forward Sean was given the help he needed and began to look to the future.

With the support of Walking With The Wounded, Sean was able to start a new career as a dog handler, the charity helping him to purchase a new van and kit it out. He has put everything into his chosen career, working to pass all necessary qualifications, completed his Drug Dog Handler’s Course and is trained to handle Passive & Proactive Drugs Dogs.

Ready to make a difference?

Your business can change the lives of ex-servicemen and women, who have been dealt shattering blows but refuse to be beaten. These people are fighters; highly skilled with a work ethic second to none. All they ask is for a chance to prove their undoubted worth: please complete the form below to see how your business can benefit from working with an Armed Forces veteran.

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