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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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Technical Author
Technical Author
Technical authors design, write and publish information, technical leaflets, safety manuals and other information.
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 …
Security
Security
Secure your future … with a career in an industry to which many Service leavers find themselves very well suited. Planning ahead with relevant qualifications now could see you sitting pretty in a civvy security role when the time comes
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 …
Management and Leadership
Management and Leadership
Effective management is vital to every organisation. If you’ve already taken a leadership role while in uniform – maybe even with the institute membership and qualifications to back it up – you could already have a suitable skill set to transfer to the civilian workplace
Road Transport and Freight Management
Road Transport and Freight Management
Want to carve out a new career in the world of road transport? Here’s the steer on driver and transport manager qualifications, licensing and training
Auditing
Auditing
Why take the auditing option? As you finish your service and consider what to do next, the choices can feel overwhelming. What about auditor training? It could be the perfect option for the next stage in your working life, says Anne Seymour-Durkin, training manager at Exova BM TRADA
Rail Industry
Rail Industry
Like many youngsters, you may have dreamed of becoming a train driver one day – that’s still a possibility, of course, but the modern rail industry offers so much more scope than that, with jobs covering a huge range of areas, from signaller to site manager, engineer to HR officer. Does rail offer the role you’ve been looking for?
Risk Management
Risk Management
The skills required to ‘know your enemy’, and the development of tactics to counter that enemy, is basic risk management. That means, without even knowing it, you may have spent a significant proportion of your Services career preparing for a role in this industry. Are you ready to take the risk?
A Career in Human Resources
A Career in Human Resources
When the time comes for you to make the leap to the civilian workplace, human resources could be the career for you
Law
Law
If you haven’t yet considered law as a profession, solicitor and advocate Ahmed Al-Nahhas, of London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, explains the variety of opportunities it offers that might make it a very advantageous career move – it may even offer you the chance to help other ex-Service people and maintain your connection with the Forces
Building Trades
Building Trades
Want to turn your talents to a practical career on leaving? One of Britain’s widest-ranging industry sectors, the building trades, has a huge range of roles to choose from. Here’s how to ensure a firm foundation for your new-build future