From bomb disposal and building bridges to installing cables – Robert Wilson profile

Cable engineer Robert Wilson is a member of HM Forces Army Reserve, gave 10 years of exemplary service to the Royal Engineers and has played competitive ice hockey across Europe. Why his Army-learned skills are so valuable to ITI:

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Robert WilsonITI Network Services cable engineer Robert Wilson, a serving member of HM Forces Army Reserve, joined our business in 2018 and works on highly technical cable installations all over the UK.

Wilson gave 10 years of exemplary service to the Royal Engineers from 2006-16, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal.

From 2014-16 he served in 21 Engineer Regiment, during which he led a team of soldiers on several overseas tours, completing a construction duty on top of a mountain in the Falklands and led a team of soldiers training in Kenya to survive and build large scale girder bridges, enable the rest of army freedom of movement.

His Army career also included 6 years’ experience in High Risk Search & EOD (explosive ordnance disposal), locating and disposing of Improvised Explosive Devices; and as a keen ice hockey player Wilson represented the Army in competitions and played in many places across the UK and Germany.

Wilson sent a speculative job application to ITI after viewing the “ITIs support for Reservists and former Armed Forces staff” page on our website.

“I was looking for a job and narrowed my search down to companies within my local area which had signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant,” says Wilson, continuing “ITI jumped out at me when I read about their support on their website and that was why I sent them my CV.”

Wilson’s application came at an ideal time when ITI had secured an extensive new contract working on telecoms installations all over the UK. He was offered an interview and a role with the firm. His discipline, team work, punctuality, organisation, self-confidence, ability to follow procedures and represent the company are all key attributes valued by ITI and built from Wilson’s Army career – and we are proud to support his continuing involvement as a serving member of HM Forces Army Reserve.

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