Takunda Chabva

From the Royal Engineers to Assistant Site Manager Takunda Chabva left the Army in 2015 after 13 years serving in the Army, latterly as Lance Corporal. After deciding that the construction industry was where he was heading he studied for a B.Sc.(Hons) Construction...

Shaun Benton

From Royal Engineers Sergeant Major to Self-Employed SHEQ Trainer Sergeant Major Shaun Benton served 23 years in the Royal Engineers before making the transition to civilian life. A long and full career in the Army took Shaun from Combat Engineer Sapper and tours of...

Coldric John

From Royal Engineers Site Engineer on the M3 Smart Motorway project Royal Engineers Search Team member and qualified carpenter Coldric John moved from searching for explosives in Northern Ireland to managing site systems for Balfour Beatty. ‘The construction industry...

Paul Hardon

From Army Engineer to Training Manager Paul served in the Royal Engineers for just over 29 years. He started his military career as a combat engineer and worked his way up through the ranks to Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1). After being commissioned, he served as a...

Colin Tomlinson

From Army Engineer to Resources Manager A qualified civil engineer, Colin left the Royal Engineers after 24 years, and joined contractor Taylor Woodrow as a resources manager. He says: “After 24 very enjoyable years in the Royal Engineers serving in Germany, Northern...