Luke joined the Household cavalry mounted regiment in 2003 after completing his 12 weeks basic at Perbright.
The mounted regiment consisted of queen’s life Guard at Whitehall and number of ceremonial duties throughout the year. He took great pleasure in being a part of these events. After a time in the troops he was asked to take a job in the offices mess, This was a good opportunity and after 3 years he was discharged.
Luke’s plans were to take a job in scaffolding, however unfortunately this never worked out for him and he decided to start a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Gas and his plan is to become a Gas Heating Engineer.
Luke then heard through a friend about CivvyStreet who had also previously used the CivvyStreet services.
Luke required funding for tools to enable him to stay in employment after his Apprenticeship had finished. Luke then worked part time and attended college and volunteered for 3 months to gain experience, so this took another year before he was ready.
Luke says that without the funding for his tools to carry out his daily work, his job would not be possible as his employer does not supply tools and he is delighted and grateful to be doing this work and his goal is to be running his own business in the next five years.
Luke said he would absolutely recommend CivvyStreet to anybody who is eligible for support and that the service was great and met his needs and also his family needs as they now benefit from this.