Stuart Venables completed 24 years’ service in the Army, retiring in 2016. He has been working at BAM as a Premises Manager at BAM FM since the start of this year.
“A career in the Army is like no other – every day is different and I spent my life preparing for the unexpected. Leaving an occupation I loved was difficult as I didn’t know how I was going to find another career to match up.
“I realised that gaining experience was crucial – and that I just needed somebody to give me a chance.”
While studying for facilities management related qualifications through BIFM, Stuart met one of the Operations Directors at BAM FM who offered him some experience on one of his sites.
“This was just the lifeline I needed. It was at BAM FM that I realised just how many transferrable skills I had: from reactive planning, to team management, mentoring, record keeping and communication.
“I had been selective about the company I wanted to work for, and it was BAM FM’s ethos of open collaboration with colleagues and customers and delivering what was promised that attracted me, as I possess the same values.”
Read Stuart’s story here