After only two years in post as Principal Consultant, Richard Graybrook has been announced as Consultant of the Year by his employers Turner & Townsend, a world leading professional services company.
Richard successfully transitioned from the forces to a career in management consultancy and now works within the programme performance sector within Turner & Townsend.
Previously, Richard spent nearly 30 years in the Royal Engineers, joining as a 16 year old and rising through the ranks. After gaining experience in building and demolishing bridges, constructing minefields and water supplies, he became an Army Diver and then a Paratrooper. Subsequently, he was promoted to Regimental Sergeant Major and then commissioned as an officer.
Richard’s advice to anyone looking to transition to civilian life is not to put off starting the process just because you’re unsure of what lies ahead, “ Don’t be put off by an industry just because you don’t know about it – it could turn out to be right up your street.”
“Just because you leave the military doesn’t mean you have to leave that part of your life behind. All my contacts, network and friends are from the military and many of the clients I work for often ask for my advice on recruiting military personnel for their organisations.”
Liz Stevens, Head of Employment Services at the Officers Association commented, “We would like to congratulate Richard on this award, it is clearly well deserved and it is hugely positive to see former officers like Richard leading the way in building successful new careers. Thanks go to Turner & Townsend for recognising the potential former officers bring to the world of business, showing yet again that military is good for business.”
Read more about Richard’s Tips on Transitioning.
Learn more about Richard’s ‘Day in the life of a Consultant’.