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Trade body forum draws on military skills for transport and distribution
Trade body forum draws on military skills for transport and distribution
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A national trade body is drawing on the skills and insight of a former Army logistics professional to drive forward best practice across the multi-billion-pound construction industry supply chain.

Veterans’ pensions update online event 19 June 2024
Veterans’ pensions update online event 19 June 2024
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Following the success of their first update in March the FPS will deliver a second online AFPS update for Veterans at 1230-1315 on Wednesday 19 June via MS Teams

June Quest magazine issue is now out.
June Quest magazine issue is now out.
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The latest issue of Quest magazine is out now and, as ever, it's packed with information and opportunities across a wide range of careers

John Deere to open its doors for service leavers to visualise a new career
John Deere to open its doors for service leavers to visualise a new career
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John Deere has announced a unique open day for those planning to leave the military in search of a new career.

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

Scotland’s employers need veterans
Scotland’s employers need veterans
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New research shows number of employers considering hiring veterans has soared yet veterans’ confidence remains low

The veterans’ capital housing fund awards grants towards new builds and significant refurbishment.
The veterans’ capital housing fund awards grants towards new builds and significant refurbishment.
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Under this programme the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of between £75,000 and £500,000 towards new builds and significant refurbishment, including extensions, of rental accommodation offering high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.

3,000 Military entrepreneurs empowered by £33.5m of British business bank finance.
3,000 Military entrepreneurs empowered by £33.5m of British business bank finance.
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Start Up Loans and X-Forces Enterprise have supported 3,000 businesses in the Armed Forces community with the recipient of the 3,000th loan to a Thai restaurant owner in Warrington

Military talent day at British Airways 20 June 2024
Military talent day at British Airways 20 June 2024
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An introduction to British Airways as a company, and the various opportunities available across the airline in a variety of areas.

Report calls for trauma informed benefits assessments for veterans
Report calls for trauma informed benefits assessments for veterans
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New research with veterans has called for a ‘trauma informed’ approach towards assessments for benefits.

Veterans@McKinsey - insight into consulting event 18 July 2023
Veterans@McKinsey - insight into consulting event 18 July 2023
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Join Veterans@McKinsey network as they talk about consulting, what day to day life in McKinsey looks like, and give you an inside insight into preparing for interviews.

Morson Forces recruitment event 18 June 2024
Morson Forces recruitment event 18 June 2024
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Following their successful event in Bristol earlier this year, Morson are hosting their first-ever North West-based ex-forces recruitment event in Salford, Greater Manchester.

England is set to get a veteran’s commissioner
England is set to get a veteran’s commissioner
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England is set to get a Veterans' Commissioner following a successful campaign by the Royal British Legion, the Office for Veterans' Affairs (OVA) has confirmed.

May Quest magazine issue is now out.
May Quest magazine issue is now out.
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The latest issue of Quest magazine is out now and, as ever, it's packed with information and opportunities across a wide range of careers

Pensions considerations when leaving service
Pensions considerations when leaving service
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The Forces Pension Society explains the ‘importance of ticking all the right pension boxes before you leave’.

Transitioning into self-employed entrepreneurship: Andy Greene’s story
Transitioning into self-employed entrepreneurship: Andy Greene’s story
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Andy Greene, a former RAF Engineer, has successfully transitioned to a thriving self-employed career in the civilian sector
FDM ex-forces insight day 1 & 14 May 2024
FDM ex-forces insight day 1 & 14 May 2024
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FDM Group  are renowned for our dynamic Careers Programmes, which provide graduates, returners to work and Ex-Forces personnel with award-winning business and technical coaching across five core disciplines.

Pathways into financial services event 4 June 2024
Pathways into financial services event 4 June 2024
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Are you looking for an opportunity to meet key contacts and build a new career in financial services? Register today to join Pathways into Financial Services 2024 (PIFS24)

Prime minister announces ‘OP PROSPER’ to boost veterans’ employment
Prime minister announces ‘OP PROSPER’ to boost veterans’ employment
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The Prime Minister will meet veterans, businesses and charities today to announce dedicated employment support service.

RT Infrastructure launches future signalling engineers with accredited training program
RT Infrastructure launches future signalling engineers with accredited training program
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RT Infrastructure Solutions are delighted to announce the enrolment of six promising signalling engineers through our esteemed Level 3 accredited Signalling Installer program.

Turner & Townsend military insight day 7 June 2024
Turner & Townsend military insight day 7 June 2024
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Are you an Armed Forces leaver? Would you like to learn more about a career in professional services? If so, Turner & Townsend are holding a Military Insight Day specifically for military personnel; serviceleavers, veterans and reservists.

Novel psychological intervention for veterans with PTSD shows promise in UK study
Novel psychological intervention for veterans with PTSD shows promise in UK study
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The feasibility trial of a potential new non-trauma focused talking therapy with veterans showed promising results, and has led to new funding for a larger-scale study

Network Rail engagement day 24 April 2024
Network Rail engagement day 24 April 2024
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Network Rail has a long history of supporting our Armed Forces and are committed to helping ex-military and veterans reintegrate into successful civilian careers and support our established reservist community.

April Quest magazine issue is now out.
April Quest magazine issue is now out.
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The latest issue of Quest magazine is out now and, as ever, it's packed with information and opportunities across a wide range of careers

Transitioning into power utilities: Shaun Goater’s story
Transitioning into power utilities: Shaun Goater’s story
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For many, the transition from military life to the civilian world is a challenging journey. Shaun Goater, a 28-year veteran of the Household Cavalry Regiment, shares his experience with Quest Magazine on how he turned his military expertise into a thriving post-service career.
Get into tech event with Cognizant and TechVets 30th April 2024
Get into tech event with Cognizant and TechVets 30th April 2024
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As a global provider of professional services, Cognizant is bringing their clients together to support them in reaching the skills within the Armed Forces community.

Barclays military insight session 16 May 2024
Barclays military insight session 16 May 2024
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This hybrid event will provide an overview of the opportunities that Barclays in Scotland has to offer Service Leavers, Veterans and their Spouses/Partners. Attendees will be able to join us virtually or onsite at Barclays state-of-the-art campus in Glasgow.

Transitioning into security: Davey Watson’s story
Transitioning into security: Davey Watson’s story
CASE STUDY
Davey is one of the many veterans that work for Amulet, one of a number of brands under the Churchill umbrella. Previously, he was a Corporal in the Staff and Personnel Support Branch, a large part of Adjutant General’s Corps.
UK veterans can now apply for life-changing mobility support
UK veterans can now apply for life-changing mobility support
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UK Veterans with mobility issues attributable to their Service can now apply for support from the Veterans’ Mobility Fund (VMF).

Free social media training programme for military partners, veterans and their partners
Free social media training programme for military partners, veterans and their partners
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BFBS Academy announces the launch of Social Media Specialists, a free course open to the broader military community, including the partners of UK military personnel, veterans, and their partners, offering them the opportunity to upskill in social media marketing techniques.

Transitioning into the fire & rescue service: Andy Majer’s story
Transitioning into the fire & rescue service: Andy Majer’s story
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Four months into his apprenticeship journey and ex-serviceman Andy is fully embracing life as Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue apprentice.
Report calls for specific support for non-UK Armed Forces Community
Report calls for specific support for non-UK Armed Forces Community
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People from the Commonwealth, Ireland and Nepal who serve in the British Armed Forces face specific challenges, according to a report published today (27 February) by Anglia Ruskin University and funded by the Forces in Mind Trust.

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