Wednesday, 22 November 2017
logo
Up-to-the-minute perspectives on defence, security and peace
issues from and for policy makers and opinion leaders.
        



dv-header-dday
     |      View our Twitter page at twitter.com/defenceredbox     |     

defencenews

A former Combat Infantryman with 1 STAFFS has a new job - in Fiji!

Abele Tukareva served in the British Army from 2003 to 2012, including a tour of Iraq in 2007. Now he's to be a land manager for World Forestry Fiji, a UK owned company which holds land for forestry plantations on the main island of Fiji,

Marisa Heath, Partner of World Forestry Fiji, was seeking a land manager for the main plantation and had encountered numerous difficulties finding the right person as she wanted somebody who was native to Fiji, could communicate with the village workers and understood the land.

As a former political researcher, Marisa used her network including the U K Defence Forum and managed to contact the FCO Armed Forces Representative in Fiji, Major (Rtd) Jim Hall, who put the company in contact with former Armed Forces personnel who had returned to their native country.

She found all the candidates to be of high calibre, obviously formed by their time in the British Army. However, Marisa eventually selected Abele, who brings with him a range of skills provided by his time served including good time management, an ability to ensure orders are carried out and most importantly initiative.

"With massive numbers of unemployed and widespread poverty across Fiji, Abele is very grateful to have been given the opportunity to work and to help build the projects with World Forestry and his success is undoubtedly based on the education and development he received whilst serving in the Army," said Marisa.

Great North News Services staff contributed to this story.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Cookies
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Defence Viewpoints website. However, if you would like to, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. You may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. Please note that you will lose some features and functionality on this website if you choose to disable cookies. For example, you may not be able to link into our Twitter feed, which gives up to the minute perspectives on defence and security matters.