With the news of impending reduncancies looming large it got me thinking about the very real concern of having to find a job outside of the green machine if given the boot. Now, if you're a crusty bar steward like me you will probably remember all the talk and flag waving about various courses at Worthy Down (and other places) giving you the ability to apply for civilian qualifications, accreditation etc. For the most part I can't recall meeting very many people that managed to attain these ephemeral quals. I'm not talking about the guys and girls that went on to do CIMA but the vast majority of other people who make up our branch - the SSAs, the Sys Coords, the Regt Accts, etc. So my first question is this. Have you, or anyone you know of, managed to use a course or qualification that you gained serving in AGC(SPS) to attain a civilian qualification? If so please provide links to the information as an aide to others who may not be aware of it. My second question - given the wealth of experience within AGC(SPS), how are you going to sell this to civilian employers? What choice phrases will you/did you put in your CV to describe your experience as a FSA for example? My hope is that this topic can provide a resource not just for those that may be selected (or volunteer) for redundancy but for anyone who serves, or has served, in our branch looking to improve their chances in the civilian employment market. Useful links, 'civvy-speak' job descriptions etc most welcome and I will make a sticky if it throws up some genuinely useful stuff.