Pierre Bredeau
35, founder of Civimil

Alain Azor
51, recruitment specialist at CIVIMIL

THE TEAM - They're mobilised for you
After a 10-year career in the Army…
  • 2001: Volunteer soldier at the army training school, École Nationale des Sous-Officiers d’Active (ENSOA- Non-Commissioned Officers Training School) in Saint-Maixent-l’École
  • 2002: Assigned to the 2nd Command and Transmissions company of the 2nd Armoured Brigade (2ème Compagnie de Commandement et de Transmissions de la 2ème Brigade Blindée), Orleans.
  • 2009: Awarded the Army, higher technician’s diploma (Brevet Supérieur de Technicien) in IT/Telecoms
  • 2009-2010: 6th Command and Support Regiment (Régiment de Commandement et de Soutien) in Douai, transformation of the 6th Command and Support Regiment into the 41st Transmission regiment.

… Pierre left the military to give his career new direction, drawing on his observation of the stress experienced by military personnel when making the transition to a new career. After completing his qualifications at university and driven by his unfailing motivation, he officially founded CIVIMIL in Valence (26 - France) in September 2011.

Distinguishing features: commitment to justice, generosity, always cheerful.

His best army memory: commando training course in Monlouis-Collioure (CNEC) in 2001 and his involvement in the Trident operation (Kosovo) in 2004.

And the not-so-good? We can talk about it over coffee in our office...

The recruitment he is proudest of: 'Luis, a Portuguese candidate: because it was one of the first but also because he was struggling with the economic crisis in Portugal in 2011; I placed him at GEPSA - a ENGIE company - in the multi-technical maintenance sector working for the prison service in the North East of France. It was a wonderful encounter and a moment of joy! Luis is now a very good friend.'

After more than 32 years in the Army…

  • 1984: Volunteer soldier in the 1st Spahis Regiment.
  • 1989: Joined the non-commissioned officer corps.
  • 1992: Assigned to the 3rd Hussar Regiment as a vehicle commander on an AMX 10 RC.
  • 1994: Awarded the specialist qualification in light armoured cavalry.
  • 1998-2006: Assigned to the 1st Spahis Regiment, held the position of platoon leader, head of recruitment office, and head of personnel management office (category C personnel).
  • 2006-2010: Assigned to the recruitment group and selected as an assessor.
  • 2010-2012: Assigned to the Information and Recruitment Centre in Martinique as deputy and then head of the centre.
  • 2012-2015: Assigned to the Information and Recruitment Centre in Lyon as a recruitment advisor.

… Alain left the military and with a wealth of recruitment experience both in human and professional terms, he now wants to help his former colleagues to join the civilian working world. 

Distinguishing features: high standards, hard-worker, adaptable.

His best memories of the army: Having commanded a platoon in the 1st Spahis Regiment and been its standard-bearer. Having received the Military medal and the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite medal in the presence of his family.

And the not-so-good: losing colleagues.

The placement he is proudest of: 'Guillaume who was struggling after leaving the military. Indeed, he was the first candidate recruited for Racing 92.'