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User success stories

We know life experience is every bit as valuable as work experience. We believe that who we are underpins how we work and it's critical that employers can see the full picture of someone’s potential...

The proof of our model is the success of our people. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. 

Here are some of their stories.
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Australia

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Veteran success

Adam Layland

Adam left the army after seeking a role that would allow him to be home with his family. Now he supports other veterans to follow the same path as part of WithYouWithMe's Career Success team.

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Military Spouse Success

Carly Owens

Being a military spouse, Carly moved 8 times in 12 years which made finding a secure and stable job incredibly difficult. After signing up for WYWM, Carly secured a remote role leading an IT squad for BAE Systems.

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Squad success

Christian Sandaljian

Formerly a Psychological Examiner for the Australian Army Psychology Corps, Christian adapted his capabilities to the tech sector and secured a role at Rabobank Australia.

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Neurodivergent success

Erin Deacon

Erin was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult which resulted in her struggling to start a career. After signing up for WYWM, she found her niche as a Digital Marketing Specialist.

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Military spouse success

Javiera Soto

Javiera found opportunity in adversity, reinventing herself from paediatric nurse to organisational leader and finally as WYWM’s Regional Vice President of Oceania.

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Veteran success

Pablo Quintana

Pablo is just 1 of the over 1,600 Veteran's WithYouWithMe has trained and is 1 of the 1,380 Veterans who have been placed directly into paid employment.

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Veteran success

Peter McInerney

Peter is an Australian Air Force veteran who spent 18 years working in telecoms. After being made redundant during the pandemic, he signed up to Potential and unexpectedly reconnected with the veteran community.

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Veteran success

Rebekah Nugent

Rebekah was Soldier in the Australian Army for 7 years before signing up for Potential. Now she heads up WithYouWithMe’s global Delivery team helping match diverse individuals to meaningful careers with leading organisations.

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Neurodivergent success

Sharon Lewis

Sharon always wanted to get into tech but as a single parent, didn't have the time or flexibility to attend formal classes. After finding WYWM, she secured a role as an Associate Analyst at Monash University.

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North America

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Military spouse success

Amanda Vickers

Amanda is a Canadian military spouse who found WithYouWithMe through a social media post. After signing up, she went from stay-at-home mum to Tech Support team in a matter of weeks.

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Military Spouse success

Angela Amati

WithYouWithMe’s Head of Delivery for North America, Angela Amati shares her own success story having joined the business through the military spouse program.

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Veteran success

Arnold Murphy

Arnold was a Combat Engineer in the Canadian Military for almost 11 years. After recently starting to recover from a long-term illness, Arnold is determined to put his fascination with computers and newfound cyber capabilities to work.

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Military Family Success

Carla Cyr

Feeling lost following a medical emergency and PTSD diagnosis, military spouse and mother of two, Carla, turned to WithYouWithMe to take on a new challenge and find her future career.

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Veteran success

Daren Kraus

After completing training courses in cyber, Linux, data analytics and service desk, Daren secured a new role at the RCMP through the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program.

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Veteran success

David Comeau

“Challenging yourself to try something new leads you to being uncomfortable. But being uncomfortable is a great feeling, especially when you don’t know something as it gives you an opportunity to learn.”

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Squad success

Isibeal Ryans

With new industry accredited technical credentials under her belt, it wasn’t long before Isibeal was snapped up by WithYouWithMe’s employer network.

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Jari Jewitt - user story

Squad success

Jari Jewitt

Jari completed WithYouWithMe’s free tech training in data and cyber and was quickly contacted for an interview for a role with the Canadian Government.

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Veteran success

Lea Davidson

“My advice to anyone thinking about joining WithYouWithMe is not to think too much. Instead, jump right in and start taking the free training courses to see if technology is something you enjoy.”

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Olga Côté - user success story

Military spouse success

Olga Côté

Olga immigrated to Canada from Ukraine but struggled to find employment that met her needs for career progression and financial stability. After discovering WYWM, she took a chance on a career in tech.

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Veteran success

Paul Broadbent

Paul's goals for the future are simple: to continue working professionally and effectively as an asset to his employers and continue to contribute to his Indigenous community.

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Veteran success

Randy Kaasalainen

Randy served for 25 years in Canadian Armed Forces before being medically released. While studying electrical engineering technology, he decided to sign up for Potential, seeking a role in tech, which he secured with ServiceNow as a Tester/Developer.

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Rebecca Rolo - User success story

Military family success

Rebecca Rolo

After struggling to find meaningful employment in a new town, Rebecca turned to the tech sector, learning Service Desk Management, Linux and SQL to secure her new role.

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Military family success

Vicki Matheson

After signing up to WithYouWithMe's Potential platform and completing the psychometric and aptitude assessments, Vicki was identified as a strong candidate for a career as a Service Desk Analyst.

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Squad success

Victoria Fraser

Through WithYouWithMe, Victoria secured a role through the Cyber Workforce Enablement Program as a System Analyst within the Canadian Federal Government.

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United Kingdom

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Squad success

Adam Hodges

Formerly a Logistician for the Royal Air Force, Adam was able to successfully transition into a tech career after re-training in cyber security through the Potential platform.

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Veteran success

Alex Eley

Alex earned his certification and is now a Pega Business Architect. He obtained these certifications courtesy of WithYouWithMe's free training courses.

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Babou Jobe - User Success

Veteran success

Babou Jobe

WYWM's psychometric and aptitude tests confirmed that Babou was a strong candidate for many of the same IT industry roles he had been seeking out for two years.

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Veteran success

Iain Watson

A 22-year veteran of the Royal Air Force, Iain Watson took his wealth of skills from his role as an Intelligence Analyst and is applying them to App Development at Fujitsu.

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Squad success

Jason Stanley

From Acting Inspector to cyber security Squad Leader, learn how Jason was able to transition from a 17-year career with the police to a sustainable future in cyber.

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Squad success

Laura McKeeman

Metropolitan Police Officer Laura McKeeman was looking to pivot into a tech career when she found WithYouWithMe. Now she’s a Cyber Security Consultant at Leonardo UK.

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Veteran success

Leighton Gosai

Armed Forces veteran Leighton Gosai left a successful military career to transition into tech, securing a role as a Senior Cyber Security Consultant with Leonardo UK.

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Squad success

Lisa Dunkley

Lisa built a successful international career as a mixologist, but was forced to stop upon learning she had a chronic illness. After connecting with UK-based charity, Astriid, Lisa was told about WithYouWithMe.

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Veteran success

Osagie Abifade

Learn how British Armed Forces veteran Osagie launched his new career as a Cloud Architect and Network Engineer after signing up for Potential.

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Squad success

Samantha Gillison

Samantha's application was successful and it was not long before she accepted a role with Northrop Grumman, to undertake training as a Full Stack Application Developer in Java.

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Women in tech

Sofronne Mbambe

After 13 years as a teacher in London, Sofronne decided it was time for a career change. She signed up for Potential, completed her training and now she’s a Business Analyst with a leading engineering firm.

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Tim Farrow

Veteran success

Tim Farrow

Tim's mission is to have more veterans engaged with WYWM, so they have a brighter future and a better chance of finding new careers through the WYWM Potential platform.

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