As a company founded on the military values of dedication, determination and perseverance, Linbrooke are honoured to give back to those individuals who have committed themselves to serving our nation!
One such individual is former Royal Marine, Lee Carroll, who we are confident will achieve his vision of qualifying as an electrical cable jointer.
Sharing his story in his own words, Lee stated that:
“After 14 and a half years in the Royal Marines I found myself being medically discharged from service due to an injury sustained on my Senior commando course. This was a daunting situation for me, as I had joined the Royal Marines straight from high school and my wife was expecting twins. I discovered Linbrooke Services via Quest magazine and saw that they were a patron of the Royal Marines Charity. On researching the career path I was interested in, I approached the RMC for funding. The Royal Marines Charity organised for me to meet with Linbrooke and expand more on the company. After conversations with Taryn Edge at Linbrooke, I was then invited for an interview with Linbrooke’s CEO and former Royal Marine, Lee Hallam, who offered me a career within Linbrooke Power networks division as an apprentice HV/LV cable jointer. Although I had wanted to work on the Railway, Linbrooke guided me in terms of a working environment that wouldn’t aggravate my ankle injury.
During my resettlement, Linbrooke organised a training and work placement for me. This helped me immensely as it gave me hands on work experience, helping my transition from professional serviceman to civilian. I worked in the Sheffield office supporting their training and resource business, working alongside Linbrooke’s Jason Garside, another medically discharged marine who I had served with in Afghanistan.
Linbrooke has given myself and my family a huge opportunity with their support and employment. Lee Hallam has embedded the ethos and values of the Corps into Linbrooke which makes them very much part of the Corps family.”