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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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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
Running your own business
Running your own business
In the current difficult economic climate, self-employment can seem like an attractive option. Quest looks at the challenges of going it alone …
Technical Author
Technical Author
Technical authors design, write and publish information, technical leaflets, safety manuals and other information.
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 next career move …
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
Renewables
Renewables
The renewable energy sector offers a wide range of rewarding careers – particularly for those who want to do something challenging and worthwhile. Prepare to renew your own direction …
Close protection
Close protection
The various sectors of the security industry offer a huge range of employment opportunities – none more so than close protection. Could CP be your calling?
Charities Sector
Charities Sector
A career in the charities sector offers a way to earn while also supporting a good cause
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.
Cyber Skills
Cyber Skills
A virtual career path that’s viable for military Veterans - A push to engage Veterans with cyber skills is currently taking place, as more businesses look to utilise the unique skills of this group.
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
Project Management
Project Management
Are you organised, methodical, good at keeping work on track, confident about meeting deadlines and happy to take on responsibility? A career in project management will require you to deliver tasks on time and within budget by planning and organising resources and people. If you recognise your own skill set here, PM could be the perfect match for you