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Research calls for permanent DWP Armed Forces champion roles
Research calls for permanent DWP Armed Forces champion roles
NEWS

Research carried out by the University of Salford recommends that the Government should fund a permanent network of Department for Work and Pensions Armed Forces champions to support ex service personnel as they make their transition to civilian life.

New military housing plans paused after backlash
New military housing plans paused after backlash
NEWS

A Ministry of Defence plan to change the way Army accommodation is allocated has been shelved amid a backlash from military wives.

Military personnel ‘to quit’ over housing rules
Military personnel ‘to quit’ over housing rules
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Military officers and senior soldiers have said they will quit the Army in droves over new accommodation rules.

Service leavers’ employment rate reaches record level
Service leavers’ employment rate reaches record level
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The employment rate of Service personnel who have left the UK armed forces, six months after leaving service, has reached a record high of 89%

New research reveals female members of the Forces community face more employment challenges than men
New research reveals female members of the Forces community face more employment challenges than men
NEWS

Forces Employment Charity hosts flagship ‘Women into Employment’ event in response

Lloyd’s military network insight day 7 march 2024
Lloyd’s military network insight day 7 march 2024
NEWS

Every year, the Lloyds Military Network host a number of insight days aimed at helping serving/ex-military/reservists who are considering a career in insurance.

Armed Forces veteran cards are now available to all veterans
Armed Forces veteran cards are now available to all veterans
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Office for Veterans' Affairs announced that applications for HM Armed Forces Veteran Cards are now open to all.

Reed win contract to provide Armed Forces resettlement under the career transition partnership
Reed win contract to provide Armed Forces resettlement under the career transition partnership
NEWS

Personnel leaving the military are to receive more support for finding jobs in civilian life thanks to a new contract between the Ministry of Defence and Reed.

Right management lose contract to provide Armed Forces resettlement under the career transition partnership
Right management lose contract to provide Armed Forces resettlement under the career transition partnership
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For more than 25 years, Right Management have held the MoD contract to be the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement under the Career Transition Partnership. Later this year, the contract will be moving over to another provider.

Service leaver or veteran requiring workplace adjustments? The passport for service leavers is here to help
Service leaver or veteran requiring workplace adjustments? The passport for service leavers is here to help
NEWS

The Department for Work and Pensions’ Adjustments Passport for Service Leavers is here to help start conversations with new employers on your health needs.

New project to understand the transition experiences
New project to understand the transition experiences
NEWS

Forces in Mind Trust has awarded £407,000 to QinetiQ and RAND Europe for a 24-month project to examine the contemporary transition challenges of personnel and families.

Transitioning into security: Iain Chorlton’s story
Transitioning into security: Iain Chorlton’s story
CASE STUDY
Iain Chorlton spent nine years as a sergeant in the Royal Military Police. The skills instilled in him helped him become Amulet’s special services director.
BFBS Academy opens applications for fully funded production managers course
BFBS Academy opens applications for fully funded production managers course
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BFBS Academy announces that the application process is now open for its highly sought after production managers course.

Careers in energy 28 Feb 2024
Careers in energy 28 Feb 2024
NEWS

Careers in Energy 2024 (CIE24) will offer a unique insight into the energy sector and the opportunity to engage with some of the leading companies within the sector. This growing industry is of increasing interest to those seeking middle to senior management roles from the Armed Forces community.

Transitioning into senior consultant: Dave Kime’s story
Transitioning into senior consultant: Dave Kime’s story
CASE STUDY
After 12 years of distinguished service, Dave Kime embarked on a new path, leveraging his skills and experiences to establish a rewarding career in the civilian world.
Transitioning into global operations director: Guy Lock’s story
Transitioning into global operations director: Guy Lock’s story
CASE STUDY
Guy Lock's journey from the Army to becoming the Global Operations Director at Arcadis Intelligence and Advisory is a remarkable example of successful transition from military to civilian life.
Transitioning into site manager: Phil Smith’s story
Transitioning into site manager: Phil Smith’s story
CASE STUDY
Phil Smith's journey from a Sapper in the Royal Engineers to a Site Manager in the civilian construction industry illustrates the valuable skills and experiences that can be transferred from military service to civilian employment.
Transitioning into facilities management: Mark Reay’s story
Transitioning into facilities management: Mark Reay’s story
CASE STUDY
For many ex-personnel, finding a job that plays to their unique skill set is difficult. Mark Reay, who has 24 years’ service in the Armed Forces, found his skills well suited for a facilities management role at Churchill.
The Royal Navy offers £500 to personnel who refer a candidate to the service
The Royal Navy offers £500 to personnel who refer a candidate to the service
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The one-off payment is applicable to all servicemen and women in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

Transitioning into a learning and development advisor: Jane Taverner’s story
Transitioning into a learning and development advisor: Jane Taverner’s story
CASE STUDY
Jane Taverner, a 13-year armed forces veteran and former Communication specialist, transitioned from military service to becoming a successful Learning and Development Advisor.
Pathways into tech event with Google 29 Feb 2024
Pathways into tech event with Google 29 Feb 2024
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Hosted by the Google Veterans Network in collaboration with TechVets and the Forces Employment Charity, this event aims to provide a platform for veterans, reservists, and partners/spouses of those in the military to explore rewarding careers in the tech industry and network with the pros.

Gen Dit Network veterans growth event 16 Mar 2024
Gen Dit Network veterans growth event 16 Mar 2024
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The veterans growth event provides direct access to recruitment teams and B2B networking.

Charity empowers veterans with new careers in truck driving, tackling homelessness and joblessness
Charity empowers veterans with new careers in truck driving, tackling homelessness and joblessness
NEWS

A non-profit organization is aiding former military personnel in entering the truck driving sector, aiming to lessen homelessness and joblessness among veterans.

Study reveals need for enhanced life skills support for young & lower-ranked service personnel
Study reveals need for enhanced life skills support for young & lower-ranked service personnel
NEWS

A new report from QinetiQ and Cranfield School of Management found that, whilst the majority of Service personnel and their partners have good life skills, some require additional support to help them develop the skills needed to deal with the demands and challenges of daily life when they leave the Armed Forces.

Henley business school secures Army higher education pathway (AHEP) contract
Henley business school secures Army higher education pathway (AHEP) contract
NEWS

AHEP provides an excellent opportunity for Army Officers, non-graduates and graduates, to complete a fully funded degree pathway in conjunction with a top global institute.

Veterans UK brand set to be phased out
Veterans UK brand set to be phased out
NEWS

Veterans services in the UK are to receive a fresh start as the government today accepted the majority of recommendations from the Independent Review of UK Government Welfare Services for Veterans.

Mission motorsport national transition event 4 Mar 2024
Mission motorsport national transition event 4 Mar 2024
NEWS

Set against the backdrop of the iconic race track, the National Transition Event is a unique event which offers service leavers, veterans and their partners the opportunity to find out about careers away from the military.

New major funding programme to support veterans’ housing needs
New major funding programme to support veterans’ housing needs
NEWS

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of £75K to £500K, across four rounds of funding, to projects that contribute to the aims of the Government’s ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping.

Get a 1/3 off rail travel with a veterans railcard
Get a 1/3 off rail travel with a veterans railcard
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You’ll be eligible for a Veterans Railcard providing you have served for at least one day or more in His Majesty’s UK Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve). UK Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations are also eligible.

Armed Forces covenant fund trust launches a £700,000 fund to help veterans and their families develop their skills and careers
Armed Forces covenant fund trust launches a £700,000 fund to help veterans and their families develop their skills and careers
NEWS

The Trust will award grants of up to £70,000 on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, to projects that will enable Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.

Cyber security & cloud expo global 30 Nov - 1 Dec
Cyber security & cloud expo global 30 Nov - 1 Dec
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Cyber Security & Cloud Expo is the leading event for Zero Trust, Threat Detection & Response, Training, Talent & Culture, Identity & Access Management, Application Security, and Data Security.

Ex-Royal Marine wins national award for helping veterans on probation
Ex-Royal Marine wins national award for helping veterans on probation
NEWS

Despite having no previous experience of working in the criminal justice system, Gareth Mills beat tough competition to be named Best Newcomer of the Year Winner at the Inspire Justice Awards

From Navy to agile pro
From Navy to agile pro
ARTICLES

Tim Scrivener, a former Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, has successfully transitioned from his military career to civilian life, now thriving as an Agile Transformation Consultant.

Bloomberg: veteran insight session 28 Nov 2023
Bloomberg: veteran insight session 28 Nov 2023
NEWS

Bloomberg is excited to host an in-person insight session on 28 November 2023 between 2.30PM - 6.30PM.

BuildForce Armed Forces information day 30 Nov 2023
BuildForce Armed Forces information day 30 Nov 2023
NEWS

BuildForce is hosting a unique event which will bring together TfL, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, their supply chain and our military community.

More ex-forces finding career success on civvy street
More ex-forces finding career success on civvy street
NEWS

The Forces Employment Charity is delighted to announce that it is helping record breaking numbers of veterans, service leavers and reservists to find civilian career success.

Jefferies military insight day Nov 9 2023
Jefferies military insight day Nov 9 2023
NEWS

Jefferies – a leading global, full service investment banking and capital markets firm invites service leavers, veterans and military spouses to join them  for an introduction to investment banking and capital markets.

Office for veterans’ affairs launch employers’ guide to hiring veterans
Office for veterans’ affairs launch employers’ guide to hiring veterans
NEWS

The Office for Veterans' Affairs has created a new veteran employers’ guide, which includes tips and case studies on how to recruit, retain and develop ex-forces employees.

Google launches support scheme for military community
Google launches support scheme for military community
NEWS

Google UK re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and announced a new scheme of four weeks paid reservist leave to support UK Googlers with their military duties.

Security cleared expo 26 Oct 2023
Security cleared expo 26 Oct 2023
NEWS

Meet with companies exhibiting at the Security Cleared EXPO in London. Gain an understanding of different companies and talk to recruiters one-on-one. The event is free to attend.

Alteryx provides free analytics education to UK service members
Alteryx provides free analytics education to UK service members
NEWS

Alteryx partners with TechVets to offer real-world analytics training to help United Kingdom military service members, veterans, and their families transition to civilian careers.

Thousands of veteran cards to be rolled out this year
Thousands of veteran cards to be rolled out this year
NEWS

Thousands more veterans will receive HM Armed Forces Veteran Cards by the end of the year thanks to a £3 million injection to expand the roll-out to veterans who left service before 2018.

Mott MacDonald launches career pathway for ex-forces
Mott MacDonald launches career pathway for ex-forces
NEWS

Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management and development consultancy with over 18,000 staff, has launched its Armed Forces Pathway to encourage, guide and support ex-military personnel transitioning into the business.

MOD announces new accommodation offer for Armed Forces personnel
MOD announces new accommodation offer for Armed Forces personnel
NEWS

New accommodation offer announced to modernise accommodation entitlements to Armed Forces personnel.

Jaguar Land Rover maintenance skilled insight day 28 Sept 2023
Jaguar Land Rover maintenance skilled insight day 28 Sept 2023
NEWS

As well as welcoming direct employment applications from members of the Armed Forces, Jaguar Land Rover have also created innovative placements and training, designed to provide insight and support for careers beyond the military.

Have you identified as a veteran with your GP?
Have you identified as a veteran with your GP?
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Veterans’ Minister, Johnny Mercer and Health Secretary, Steve Barclay want you to identify as a veteran with your local GP. That way you can quickly access specialist NHS England healthcare pathways and support from service charities.

Office for veterans’ affairs releases latest census figures
Office for veterans’ affairs releases latest census figures
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Office for Veterans' Affairs releases latest figures about areas in England with the highest proportion of veterans.

War pension and Armed Forces compensation schemes complaints process change
War pension and Armed Forces compensation schemes complaints process change
NEWS

The Ministry of Defence has introduced an updated process for actioning War Pension and Armed Forces Scheme complaints.

Veteran-run start-up develops method to reuse military body armour
Veteran-run start-up develops method to reuse military body armour
NEWS

A tech start-up run by a military veteran and his spouse has developed a way to recycle body armour fibres, which could see them reused to protect soldiers.

Boosting the Lifting Industry by helping military leavers
Boosting the Lifting Industry by helping military leavers
NEWS

Ross Moloney, CEO of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), explains how the Association is helping those who have served their country to boost the Lifting Sector.

Former infantry soldier paid to learn new trade in Army
Former infantry soldier paid to learn new trade in Army
NEWS

A soldier who quit the infantry has gained a new trade while being paid as an Army mechanic.

Careers in professional services - insight into the big 4 - 27 Sept 2023
Careers in professional services - insight into the big 4 - 27 Sept 2023
NEWS

Careers in Professional Services is part of a series of events with different themes focussed on giving unique insight, understanding and access to different sectors. All led by the Forces Employment Charity.

£4,000 Training bursary for Army veterans
£4,000 Training bursary for Army veterans
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This training bursary is targeted at British Army veterans. It is funded by ABF The Soldier’s Charity and is one of a suite of awards and bursaries offered by Heritage Crafts to support and celebrate craftspeople.

Goldman Sachs insight evenings 30 Aug - 14 Sept 2023
Goldman Sachs insight evenings 30 Aug - 14 Sept 2023
NEWS

Goldman Sachs invites Service Leavers, Veterans, and Military Spouses to join their Veteran community for a discussion around opportunities within their firm across their London and Birmingham locations.

Building heroes conference 17 Oct 2023
Building heroes conference 17 Oct 2023
NEWS

Building Heroes Conference 2023, ‘Rebuilding Construction with Military Assets’ at the prestigious Royal Air Force Museum Midlands, RAF Cosford.

Recruitment drive for ministry of justice probation roles
Recruitment drive for ministry of justice probation roles
NEWS

The MoJ is recruiting through a bespoke scheme which gives Armed Forces service leavers and veterans a chance to continue playing a vital role in the criminal justice system.

Gold standard businesses get behind our Armed Forces
Gold standard businesses get behind our Armed Forces
NEWS

A new group of Forces-friendly employers have joined forces to drive forward the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant and tighten the ties between Defence and employers.

Important aspects of a military divorce
Important aspects of a military divorce
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Zoe Hewines from The Family Law Company explains what you need to know about your position if youíve decided to get divorced.

JP Morgan Chase & Co transition programme insight evenings
JP Morgan Chase & Co transition programme insight evenings
NEWS

Through their ex-military transition programme insight events, individuals from all ranks, service and sporting backgrounds can learn how to get their second career off to a great start.

Blackrock insight event 5th Sept 2023
Blackrock insight event 5th Sept 2023
NEWS

An opportunity to learn more about asset management and BlackRock at a combined in-person and virtual event featuring speakers from across the business and industry.

Progress made with digital verification service to apply for veteran card
Progress made with digital verification service to apply for veteran card
NEWS

Continued progress has been made towards the new digital verification service to apply for a HM Armed Forces Veteran Card

Labour’s plan for private schools will threaten the education of service children says Sir Iain Duncan Smith
Labour’s plan for private schools will threaten the education of service children says Sir Iain Duncan Smith
NEWS

Concerns are now mounting about the impact that the proposals will have on the children of military families, as many attend boarding schools that provide stability of education while their parents are posted across the world.

Armed Forces compensation scheme and veterans welfare reviews published today
Armed Forces compensation scheme and veterans welfare reviews published today
NEWS

The reviews have offered recommendations to improve the experience of those requiring veterans’ welfare or compensation services.