Many opportunities for veterans
Position in the army: Infantryman, U.S. Marine Corps
Position at GardaWorld: Cash Services Team Leader
1. What do you like most about working at GardaWorld?
It’s pretty fast-paced, and every day is different. As an armed cash services messenger, my job is to go on my route and service all the stops, picking up and delivering cash from and to our customers, and servicing ATMs at various financial institutions.
Some days I have 25 stops; some more like 40. The customers are varied as well: banks, drugstores, retail stores... We’re always getting new customers. Most of my customers are pretty familiar with me; every time someone else goes out, they’ll say: “Where’s Corey?” It’s great to be recognized!
2. How does your military experience help you in your role at GardaWorld?
I was in the infantry, so I had a lot of weapons training. Another aspect that carried over from my military experience is being constantly aware of my surroundings, and what to look out for in terms of risks. It’s not a surprise to me that many people at Garda, from what I’ve seen, have had that experience of being in the military, so it helps them perform better at work. For me, the learning curve was really quick; I went on the road with an experienced armed guard for a few weeks, learned the process, how everything was done, and then I was qualified.
3. Since the launch of the reservist and veteran employment program, GardaWorld has encouraged veterans who already work within the organization to promote job openings to their fellow soldiers. Would you recommend a career at GardaWorld to veterans and reservists? Why?
I always say there are so many opportunities with GardaWorld, both full- and part-time, and not just on the cash service side, but security at airports, as well as physical security. For anyone interested, there are even opportunities in some more sensitive parts of the world where the work is a lot like what you might do in the army.
At GardaWorld, I also like the camaraderie. We’re a very close-knit group, and everybody helps each other. No one lets anybody fail. Just like in the military, your brothers and sisters are always there to help you.