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CV,Ex British forces Vehicle Mechanic or Technician willing to travel

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9523

List top 5 skills: diesel engineer, vehicle electrical systems, vehicle inspection
Short Bio:

Joined British Armed Forces as vehicle mechanic gaining NVQ level 2 Electrical Engineering and VRQ level 2 Engineering technology.
Deployed to Afghanistan as vehicle casualty team leader, recognised for improving vehicle availability from 61% to 95% over 6 month period.
Achieved Class 1 vehicle inspector/mechanic within British Army. Received distinction during winter tour of Canada for auditing and improving engineering and health and safety practices within the workshop. Received promotion to Lance-Corporal.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

United Kingdom

Qualified driver and NVQ level 2 Vehicle Mechanic with experience on a large number of civilian and military vehicles. 


  • Full Clean UK Driving License: B, C, C+E.
  • DQC card achieved from Driver CPC.
  • Digital tachograph card.
  • ADR Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 in tanks and other (5 years remaining).
  • ITTSAR Accredited fork lift counter balance, Reach and Lorry Loader operator.
  • ITTSAR Accredited fork lift counter balance, Reach and Lorry Loader Instructor and Examiner. 

Career History

HM Armed forces                 Vehicle Mechanic                           2008 – Present                                                                                                  

  • Responsible for repair, maintenance, inspection and movements of a variety of military vehicles, including equipment ordering, accounting and health and safety aspects. Mentoring and training junior staff members. Delegating tasks to other team members.
  • Experienced fault finding, repair, and inspection of a variety of electrical, Hydraulic and compressed air systems. Skilled use of vehicle diagnostic and testing equipment. Knowledgeable of workshop health and safety practices.
  • Drove and controlled Wolfhound TSV (26T) and Large Recovery Vehicle during operations. Using crane, winch and towing equipment to recover vehicles of the same size in challenging conditions. Daily experience driving HGV and LGV military counter-part vehicles.
  • Deployed on operational tour of Afghanistan, controlling mobile recovery and maintenance for department of 8 technical and trade personnel. Achieved an increase of vehicle availability by 40% over 6 month period. Supported larger successful operations by organising and utilising a team of tradesmen. Demonstrated professionalism, tact and diplomacy while working with locally employed contractors.
  • Worked during winter in Canada within a team, in a challenging environment. Repairing and driving large variety of vehicles up to class 1 OSHCOSH hazardous materials vehicle in often icy and deep snow conditions.  Achieved the long term repair deadlines much earlier than anticipated. Showed ingenuity by auditing and improving engineering and health and safety practices. Organised social and team building events improving staff morale.

HOME BARGAINS PLC     Shop Supervisor                                        2006 – 2008

  • Responsible for 30 staff and general running of retail environment.
  • Accountable for financial accounts and stock control.
  • Dealing with all customer queries and personnel support for staff.
  • Reduced store wastage by organizing increased number of stock accounting days.
  • Improved store layout and displays increasing sales from previous year.

JJB SPORTS PLC  Sales Assistant                                           2003 – 2006

  • Store security.
  • Implemented a security system and new procedures within all aspects of the store. reducing number of store thefts and stock item loss significantly.
  • Received accreditation by senior management for the improvements to security and courage dealing with a group of shop lifters.
  • Motivated staff members to increase added sales numbers by introducing benefits and bonuses.


  • NVQ Level 2 in Electrical Engineering (2009).
  • VRQ Level 2 in Engineering and Technology (2009).
  • 9 GCSE Grades A – C including Math and English (2003).

Training and Continuous Professional Development

Entitled to funding through ELCAS system for further training.

  • 4 x OCR Level 2 Problem Solving. Team working, Improving performance.
  • Key Skills Level 2 Application of number.
  • Key Skills Level 2 Information technology.
  • Key Skills Level 2 Communication.

Health and safety at work and within workshop environment