23 August, 2023
Continuing from our recent blog post about Craig Chappell’s transition from the RAF to Safetell, we now explore how Simon Dhinsa’s military background has shaped his role at Safetell.
Simon’s journey is a testament to the power of adaptability and the seamless transition of skills from one realm to another, exemplifying dedication and growth.
Enlisting in the Royal Air Force Regiment at 19, Simon embarked on a transformative journey. With 6 months of intensive basic training, he was deployed to 3 Squadron RAF Regiment. His career took a significant turn as he completed two operational tours in Afghanistan, serving in Kandahar and Bastion. Notably, he played an integral role in the Medical Emergency Response Team (M.E.R.T) and acquired proficiency in advanced first aid, weaponry, and driving.
After six years of dedicated military service, Simon transitioned to civilian life. His initial step involved contributing to car gas strut production in a manufacturing capacity. Demonstrating strategic acumen, he leveraged his enhanced learning credits to reskill himself for the electrical industry.
Simon’s journey continued at Safetell, where he began as a service technician, in 2015. Rapid advancement marked his trajectory as he progressed to the role of Senior Engineer and ultimately attained the position of Team Lead, in 2022. His growth was nurtured through job-specific training and ongoing learning opportunities.
Simon’s experience highlights how being adaptable and actively striving for excellence can make a significant impact in various areas. His evolution from a Gunner to a Team Lead showcases the seamless transfer of skills, resilience, and the drive for growth—bridging the divide between military valour and civilian leadership.
If you’ve not already done so, take a look at how Craig Chappell’s experience and skillset in the RAF have also successfully impacted his role at Safetell.
If you resonate with Simon and Craig’s stories and you’re interested in a career at Safetell, find out more about our vacancies and what we have to offer.