Jason Shettler was made redundant from the
Navy in the late nineties, but continued to serve his country through offering
his services in the Naval Reserves. During this time and to the present day,
his particular skills and knowledge within electronics and electrical communications
enabled him to develop a civilian career which then led him to enhance his
skill-base and re-train within the gas sector.

“In truth the idea of making a transition
to civilian life was more than daunting and not something I had planned for,”
says Jason.

As his Navy Reserve role increased, his
ability to commit to a full-time civilian job quickly became compromised; which
led Jason to think about alternative options which would accommodate his
part-time Navy life.

“I was looking for something different and
more flexible that could add a string to my bow – I wanted to develop a trade.
I immediately thought of gas as it has a synergy with my electrical skills and
knowledge. It was after making this decision I happened to have a chance
meeting with a career advisor who advised I might want to look at Brookhouse

Jason took advantage of the weekly open
days held at Brookhouse Training and was immediately impressed by the level of
professionalism. “From the staff to the
facilities, and the fact there was no hard-sell, it all made absolute sense to
me. I’m from a training background so I know how to spot a good provider.”

After qualifying Jason secured full-time
employment as a domestic gas engineer in his home town. He is now embarking on
a sole project which he hopes will see the start of a family business.

Jason says: “A chance recommendation led me
to Brookhouse Training and I’m pleased it did, it is a thoroughly professional

Brookhouse Training is committed to the
Sector Skills Council, Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills), policy of
ensuring our industries have the skills they need now and in the future. The
energy and utilities sector is fundamental to the success of the UK economy and
a skilled workforce is vital in developing, maintaining and enhancing the

Brookhouse Training is the UK’s number one
gas, plumbing, training and assessment specialist offering practical learning
from within a bespoke state-of-the-art training centre based in Cleckheaton,
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