From Military Logistics to Tech Success: Seru Nainoca’s Inspiring Journey

From Military Logistics to Tech Success: Seru Nainoca’s Inspiring Journey

Meredyth Grant

In our latest TechVets podcast to coincide with International Women’s Day 2024, we had the pleasure of welcoming Seru Nainoca, a veteran with a remarkable story that spans continents, careers, and considerable challenges. 

Seru Nainoca’s journey into the military was as unexpected as it was transformative. Initially enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts in Fiji, Seru’s path took a dramatic turn when she decided to join the British Armed Forces. This decision marked the beginning of an eight-year career that would shape her life in ways she had never imagined. Fastforward to the present day and Seru has finished her degree, retrained in the legal profession and moved into a tech career.

How did she do it? Find out:

During her service, Seru was stationed in Germany and deployed to Canada and Iraq, experiences that not only broadened her horizons but also deepened her appreciation for different cultures and the importance of teamwork. These deployments were among the highlights of her military career, offering unique challenges and opportunities to showcase her skills and resilience.

However, transitioning from military to civilian life was not without its hurdles. Seru faced the daunting task of navigating a new career path without a clear plan or support system. It was during this time that she found invaluable assistance from the Forces Employment Charity, which helped her translate her military skills into civilian job opportunities.

Seru’’s advice to those starting their transition journey is simple yet profound: start early and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Her story is a compelling reminder of the strength found in seeking support and the importance of preparing for the future.

Seru Nainoca’s story is not just about the challenges of transition; it’s a narrative of resilience, growth, and the adaptability of veterans. Her journey from the military to a legal degree to working in a tech role for Defence Digital is inspiring and offers valuable insights for anyonewho is transitioning from a Forces career to the civilian world.

For a deeper dive into Seru Nainoca’s experiences and insights, listen to her interview on the TechVets podcast. Her story is a powerful example of how military service can shape one’s career and life, offering lessons in adaptability, perseverance, and the importance of community support.

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