Branch (Army/Navy/RAF/Family): Army

Regiment/Corps/Station/Ship: Royal Signals

Length of Service: 15 years

Trade/Role in Service: Electronics Technician

What do you think about BFRS and the services we provide? I suspect they have evolved massively since my time (left in 1999) but back then I had the opportunity for a fully paid week’s course of my choosing and car hire for interviews (was in NI at the time) plus general interview assistance

Personal quote about your own resettlement/transition experience: Back then there wasn’t too much support with what to expect when leaving the Army & joining civvy street, but having met people who have left more recently I believe it is much better now

What advice would you give to the Armed Force Community about their transition journey? I left school and joined the Army as an apprentice, so when I left 15 years later I had no idea what to expect in a civilian work environment. It is different…..very, very different. I would suggest using any free time offered before an actual leaving date as an opportunity to do some work experience for a week or two

I would recommend KST as, not only is it a fantastic company, but it also has its fair share of ex-forces personnel which would definitely assist those transitioning. The one undeniable fact is that it’s a shock – I don’t think anyone can be fully prepared, but having people around you that understand what you’re going through is invaluable.

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What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank