Military Transition Scheme

Free training for military leavers looking to enter the civilian lifting industry

The Military Transition Scheme is designed to help and support all service leavers transitioning from military to civilian life, with a view to embarking on a new career path within the lifting industry. The scheme is also designed to open working relationships between service leavers and the LEEA membership companies with a view to potential future employment.

Service Leavers

The lifting industry is exceptionally diverse, opportunities available include roles within:

  • Design, fabrication, manufacturing, and supply of lifting equipment
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance of accessories, appliances and bespoke lifting equipment
  • Career opportunities within diverse industries such as, renewables, construction, offshore and nuclear industries


  • Open to all regular service leavers worldwide regardless of armed branch, trade, experience or previous qualifications
  • Available within 6 months of leaving and for 2 years after end of service


  • Free LEEA Foundation Certificate e-Learning course, successful completion of the assessment gains a worldwide recognised qualification valid for life
  • Advanced Diploma training courses at reduced rates, subject to conditions

Link to Worldwide LEEA Membership

  • Networking with service leavers basic background and location displayed for LEEA members who maybe actively recruiting in your local area.
  • Ability to view available job opportunities / vacancies of worldwide LEEA members with the possibility of recruitment into the lifting industry in over 80 countries worldwide

For further information, please email us at

To apply for the scheme, please complete our online application form here and once submitted, a member of the LEEA team will contact you.


LEEA Members

As a valued LEEA member we want to extend to you all the opportunity to enhance and develop  your recruitment strategy, offering up the potential to recruit service leavers who may already hold a LEEA qualification(s), and who may already an extensive engineering background.”

Veterans could be a perfect fit for your business if you’re looking for highly professional, self-motivated individuals who can use their initiative and possess a wide range of transferrable skills in areas such as:


  • Engineering (including marine engineering)
  • Leadership and management
  • Communications
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Health and safety


We’re reaching out to our Members and industry partners to find companies who would be able to offer employment to veterans and reservists. We have already seen success; several of our military veterans and reservists have already secured employment with LEEA members through the Military Transition Scheme.

For further information, please email us at

LEEA has also secured a discounted rate for our Members to advertise their job vacancies at The following article provided further detail:

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