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Member News23rd Nov 2022

Ex-Army engineer makes the transition to wind energy

Former British Army mechanic Jack Taylor has scooped a full-time renewable energy job with Correll Group four weeks after completing the AIS Survivex ‘Military to Wind’ training programme. He will work on fibre-optic cable installation.  

“Army life doesn’t work well with family life – especially with us both serving. We agreed the best option was for one of us to leave and pursue a different career,” he said. The wind sector sparked his interest as it is growing fast and needs mechanical engineers. “It seemed like a great option,” he said in a November 22 announcement.  

And so after a decade’s service, Jack spent three weeks at AIS Survivex, where most of the course was funded. He is now waiting to mobilise to a wind project. “I can’t thank AIS Survivex and Correll Group enough for helping me to make this exciting life change,” he said.  

Correll Group said former military personnel were perfect employees. “They are renowned for being proactive, hard-working and able to think on their feet in often remote areas,” it said.