From the Army to Kuehne Nagel - Military Resettlement

Military Success Story with Kuehne+Nagel

Who are Kuehne+Nagel?

With over 80,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and contract logistics, with a clear focus on integrated logistics solutions.


As proud holders of the prestigious Armed Forces Gold Covenant, Kuehne+Nagel welcome the opportunity to work with our key partners the British Forces Resettlement Services to offer employment opportunities to those service leavers transitioning to civilian life and those veterans who have already made the transition. Kuehne+Nagel have enjoyed a successful partnership with the BFRS for over 5 years in which we have engaged in many ways to deliver numerous offerings to service leavers from national events to industry specific.


There are many ways in which you can get in touch with our service leavers, all of whom have made the transition to civilian life. One quick and easy way is to visit the Kuehne+Nagel stand at the Employment Fairs around the country run via the BFRS or alternatively at one of our open days or webinars.


Here in the UK, we recruit a variety of roles with lots on offer and plenty of career development. Our job openings can be found at or our BFRS virtual stand


John’s Story

From Apprentice Chef to QSHE Manager


Q: When did you join the Army?

A: Joined the Army in Jun 1984 as an Apprentice Chef and discharged on 1 Dec 2021 as a LE Maj


Q: What roles did you undertake?

A: Initially joined as a chef in the Army Catering Corps.  Changed trade to Military Training Instructor in 1990.

Completed soldier career as RSM of 23 Pioneer Regt RLC in 2007.

Commissioned as Late Entry Officer 2007 to 2021, attended Staff College ICSC(L) 2015

Initial Staff Appt as SO2 Log for HQ BFG, also completed Sub-Unit Command and Staff Appt at Regional Command


Q: Did you serve internationally?

A: Undertook various tours including Iraq and Afghan and served in Germany for 15yrs mostly from 2007-2017.


Q: What is your role within Kuehne+Nagel?

A: I joined Kuehne+Nagel on 2 Dec 2021 as QSHE Manager for the Logistics BU at HMS Naval Base Portsmouth


Q: Talk to us about your transition from military to civilian life?

A: For me my transition was easy and painless. From day one the HR team were very helpful and supportive, they ensured all documentation was completed and submitted. As l already held security clearance, an added bonus which aided the smooth transition was the ease of having this transferred over.


Q: Making the move to civilian life, how has Kuehne+Nagel supported?

A: Kuehne+Nagel recognise the experience that comes with personnel from the military services if you don’t have the complete Qualifications, the ability to be trained on the job, learn and get obtain the qualifications is fully supported.


We’re proud to work with a Forces Friendly organisation like Kuehne+Nagel who show consistent support for service leavers and their families. We can’t wait to see another military transition interview like this from them and if you want to read more case studies from K+N then click here…


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