Exeter based Education and Training Skills (ETS), takes its pledge to support the Armed Forces Covenant very seriously, says former Royal Marine and chief executive of ETS Richard Jenkins.

James Pearce, MSc, BTEC Level 5, and Leadership and Management Studies Level 5

Mr Jenkins, said: “ETS signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge our support to those who serve or served, to their families, and the wider community across the West Country.”

“We are an Armed Forces friendly employer, and delighted to welcome our new tutor and former Royal Marine James Pearce to the team at ETS Training,” he said.

Mr Pearce, MSc, BTEC Level 5, and Leadership and Management Studies Level 5, said: “I will be delivering tailor-made courses at ETS including leadership, management, presentation skills, and linking in with the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre at Lympstone.”

“I served in the Royal Marines for 25 years as a Weapons Specialist and Trainer, and recently came out of the Royal Marines, and my transitioning into civvy street seems very easy, especially working with fellow ex-military veterans Daz Davey and Richard Jenkins.”

“I’m proud to be joining the team at ETS and will be delivering new and established courses,” said Mr Pearce.

James Pearce, Daz Davey, Richard Jenkins (CEO)

ETS is one of the South West of England’s leading charitable and training providers and runs executive support services, bespoke accredited and non accredited professional development courses, vocational in-house training and online distance learning.

ETS recently received a Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in supporting the Armed Forces Covenant.

ETS also supports its staff looking at community and volunteering opportunities, and especially careers in the Armed Forces, with 23-year-old Business Development Advisor, Jessica Jenkins, looking to join the RAF before Christmas.

Jess Jenkins, Richard Jenkins, Zoe Packer

Miss Jenkins, said: “I’ve passed my interviews and medical, and grown up around the military with my boss, my Dad, Richard Jenkins – who is my role model,” she said.

23-year-old, Zoe Packer, Administrative Assistant at ETS, added: “I joined the Military Academy when I was a teenager and learned some valuable lessons in communication skills, leadership and personal training, map reading, and especially the value of public services.”

Mr Jenkins, added: “ETS not only supports the Armed Forces Covenant and its families, but wider communities and organisations as part of our charitable status,” he said.

Anyone looking for more information about ETS Training can view on their web portal: https://www.trainingsouthwest.co.uk/