Please find below a Case Study written by one of recent students:
After serving 25 years in the Army I decided that the time was right to hang up the uniform and seek new ventures in civvy street, the only problem was what I was going to do. After flicking the pages back to front in a resettlement magazine I was still none the wiser; until I spotted a course in detection dog handling. As a massive dog lover and having spent many occasions working alongside Dog Handlers on Operational tours I knew this was where I wanted to focus my resettlement and potentially my new career.
Having done some research on where to complete my course, I was kindly given the details of a company called WAGTAIL (name very fitting). So, remembering what I was taught on my resettlement workshops I put together a short email asking for some information and advice about the courses they offer. Half an hour after the email had been sent my phone rang with a North Wales dialling code; immediately thinking this was someone ringing to tell me that I had been in an accident and was due compensation. However, this was not the case as it was the Training and Courses coordinator from WAGTAIL ringing to give me the answers to my questions I had sent in an email some 30 minutes ago. Not only did he give me the answers that I was after but being ex RAVC and having also served over 22 years he knew exactly what I was going through.
After spending nearly 45 minutes on the phone to WAGTAIL I was kindly invited down for the day to have a look at the Training School and courses that they run, this was obviously an opportunity I wasn’t going to decline.