Stephen served for 26 years within the Royal Engineers, retiring as a WO1 in July 2014. 

Stephen heard about  Forward Assist from a colleague and an appointment was arranged for him to meet with the charity's Specialist Employment Coach. He was given support to    rewrite his CV and was introduced to several  potential employers. Local company Miles Macadam a Construction and Surfacing company based in Hartlepool interviewed him  and subsequently offered Stephen a full time position within the company.



"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Forward Assist for going the extra mile and giving me the support and confidence to embark onto a new career."