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Entrepreneur Brothers from South Wales Celebrate Significant Business Growth

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Veteran support business celebrates growth

Two brothers from South Wales, who have formed a business designed to help existing or former members of the armed forces embark on a successful second career, are celebrating significant business growth through reaching a business milestone and hiring a new staff member.

Aartic Training Group and The British Training Board, partner companies that provide training and qualifications to ex-service personnel, has recently reached 1000 registered personnel on the company's database for its Skills Translations and Train the Trainer courses. These courses, run through Aartic Training Group, are specifically designed for those currently or formerly involved in the armed forces, who are looking to enhance their skills gained in the military to assist in securing a job in civilian life.

Due to the rapid growth of the business with the increase in registered personnel, the companies have also brought on board a recruitment consultant. The recruitment consultant will help with CV writing, the management of incoming queries received and to better service the expectations of those registered with the business. The companies project that a further recruitment drive will again be needed in the near future due to the rise in demand for its services.

Aartic Training Group and The British Training Board are proactive in seeking to form partnerships with employers across the country to increase the range of employment opportunities for those using its services and to help them gain interview experience. Partnerships currently in place include 3Ms, DVLA.

Antony and Adrian Rabey, brothers and business partners, both served in the Royal Logistic Corp in the British Army. They served in the forces for a combined 44 years. Their time in the army saw them assigned too many theatres of operation and were active as trainers and mentors in many military training environments. They both completed their careers in army recruiting teams.

The brothers identified a gap in the market for a company able to translate military qualifications into civilian ones. They therefore formed The British Training Board, which works with a range of accredited awarding bodies, such as Agored Cymru and the National Open College Network, to create efficient mechanisms for individuals to gain full credit for training they have completed in the military in civilian life.

Antony Rabey, director of the Aartic Training Group, said:

“We are really pleased to have reached our goal of having 1000 personnel registered with us on our key courses. We have just put another four soldiers through the Train the Trainer program, all of whom are due to leave the forces soon, and so now have a head start in finding work outside of the forces.

“We felt the time was right to bring on a new member of staff into a recruitment role to ensure that every individual using our services has the level of support they need to make the most of their membership with us. With the momentum we are experiencing with business at the moment, we will be looking to take on more staff in the Swansea area soon.”