“Without having a resume complete with relevant, recent, civilian experience, I would have likely encountered significantly more difficulty in securing a career.”
After his Career Edge internship at Scotiabank, Ryan Vine immediately secured a full-time position.
With approximately one decade of service as a Canadian Armed Forces Reservist, Ryan transferred the skills he developed as Section Commander (Team Leader) in the military, to his role as Recruitment Consultant – Diversity Recruitment at Scotiabank.
“I was supported by members of Scotiabank and encouraged to use my military-based skill sets to accomplish objectives”
Ryan’s Career Edge internship at Scotiabank exposed him to the civilian professional workforce. His professional network grew as he made civilian and CAF contacts in the finance industry. He improved his skill set, enhancing his interviewing, presentation delivery, recruitment, and technical abilities. He gained valuable civilian professional experience and accomplishments to complement his military achievements.
Today, Ryan works at the Ontario Power Generation as a Nuclear Security Officer.
In 2015, Career Edge launched the CAF Reservists’ Paid Internship Program. This ongoing initiative connects employers to Reservists seeking full-time career opportunities in their field of study, through paid internships to help guide the transition process of CAF Reservists into civilian roles.
If you’re an employer interested in hiring a CAF Reservist, or a Reservist looking start a civilian career, sign-up for Career Edge’s program today.