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Already know what kind of career you’d like to move in to? Or maybe you’re still looking for information that’ll help you make up your mind? Whatever stage you’re at, the QUEST Careers Hub provides in-depth insight on a wide range of industry sectors. To find out more, click on your area of interest below or use the search facility.

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Computing and IT
Computing and IT
IT’s for you! The strong growth of tech employment in the UK sends a clear message to anyone considering career opportunities: there are a multitude of exciting openings out there. Are you ready to unlock them?
Cyber Security Training
Cyber Security Training
Cyber security is a sector that offers a world of opportunity for ex-military jobseekers says Brigadier (Retired) Andrew Jackson, managing director, SaluteMyJob
Logistics and Distribution
Logistics and Distribution
As an organisation that is highly dependent on its skilled logistics staff, the Armed Forces represents a valuable source of suitably qualified professionals equipped to move in to the nationally important field of logistics and distribution. Could it be the logical next step for you too?
Accountancy and Book-keeping
Accountancy and Book-keeping
Whether you want to work as an accountant or book-keeper yourself, or if you’re thinking of starting your own business and need to get more of an idea of what looking after your own finances involves, read on …
Auditing
Auditing
As you approach the end of your service career and consider what to do next, the choices can feel overwhelming. What about auditor training? While it might not be among the big hitters of the second-career world, it could prove the perfect option for the next stage in your working life …
Aviation
Aviation
Thinking of transferring your aviation-related skills to the civilian workplace? Here’s some advice to help you plan ahead to ensure your new career gets off the runway
Aviation Security
Aviation Security
Aviation security staff deal with air rage, drunkenness, assault, smuggling and crime, as well as the threat of national and international terrorism. Are you ready to meet one of the toughest challenges of our times?
Building Trades
Building Trades
Want to turn your talents to a practical career on leaving? Together, the building trades make up one of Britain’s widest-ranging industry sectors, offering many different roles to choose from – and perhaps the firm foundation you’ve been seeking for your next career …
Care Work
Care Work
Care work involves a variety of roles from administration, logistics and practical back-up support, to complex medical care.
Catering Management
Catering Management
As an enormous, wide-ranging sector, the catering and hospitality industry offers an array of opportunities and a strong framework for career progression. Could catering management be your calling?
Charities Sector
Charities Sector
A career in the charities sector offers a way to earn while also supporting a good cause
Close Protection
Close Protection
The various sectors of the security industry offer a huge range of employment opportunities that are particularly suitable for Service leavers – and none more so than close protection. Could it be the civvy career for you to close in on?
Construction
Construction
Lay a firm foundation for yourself with a future that’s safe as houses in one of the variety of practical and supervisory career options offered by the construction industry
Cyber Security
Cyber Security
There’s currently a huge demand for cyber security professionals, and a worrying shortage of talent. In fact, recent research revealed that Europe is set to face a shortfall of 350,000 cyber security professionals by 2022. So how do we solve this problem – and fast? Perhaps you have the answer …
Cyber Skills
Cyber Skills
A push to engage Veterans with cyber skills is currently taking place, as more businesses look to utilise the unique skills of this group.
Driving Instruction
Driving Instruction
Driving ambition? Driving instruction is a profession that offers varied opportunities and flexible employment to those of the right temperament. Buckle up and read on …
Drone Training
Drone Training
Popularly depicted as the ‘eye in the sky’, the unprecedented growth in commercial acceptance of unmanned aerial vehicles – commonly known as drones – is fuelling an enormous expansion in related careers. Perhaps you should be keeping an eye on them?
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Power up your future with a career in electrical or electronic engineering, whose applications span a host of diverse industries
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Management
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Management
Emergency planning and business continuity management are two separate but very closely related industry sectors. In this article, we will look at the two fields in parallel …
Emergency Services Careers
Emergency Services Careers
Which service do you require? Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue …? Your time in the Services means you are highly likely to have skills and aptitudes that make you well suited to a career in the UK’s emergency services
Facilities Management
Facilities Management
Facilities management is one of the fastest-growing professions in the UK and vital to the success of any business. Perhaps it’s vital to your future success too?
Franchising
Franchising
Franchising is a much more common business model than many people realise, with a surprising number of the most recognisable high-street brands run as franchises. When it comes to launching a business career, it’s clear to see why many people are drawn to the idea of franchising, but it’s definitely worth stepping back to assess the pros and cons of this operating model before making the leap …
Health and Safety
Health and Safety
In their quest to safeguard the working population, today’s health and safety professionals take a proactive, preventative approach to problems such as injury, accidents and equipment failure. Many who leave the Armed Forces are attracted to a career in this field – after all, the role is primarily about inspiring groups of people to take a disciplined approach to avoiding life-threatening and harmful situations, which means it can really suit them. Perhaps you have what it takes to join this important mission?
Health and safety in the Construction Industry
Health and safety in the Construction Industry
With a remit to protect the working population, today’s health and safety professionals take a proactive, preventative approach to problems such as injury, accidents and equipment failure. Their role is of paramount importance in many industries – but perhaps none more so than construction, where risks are particularly high. Perhaps you have what it takes to join them on-site? In the case studies that follow this feature we focus on the stories of ex-Service people who did just that.