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Furthering her career
Furthering her career
ARTICLES
In its first year, the Further Forces programme has helped people from all roles within the Armed Forces to find new careers as teachers of post-16 students. Hannah Payne, currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College, is just one of them …
A life lived in colour
A life lived in colour
ARTICLES
Stoll resident and former WREN Mollie Macartney (pictured centre) – still an action woman at 94!
Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
NEWS
Family brewer Wadworth has launched a new beer, ‘Tommy’ in association with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
Simon Fisher
Simon Fisher
CASE STUDY
Regimental Sergeant Major Simon Fisher
New NEBOSH opportunities at Rosyth Business Centre
New NEBOSH opportunities at Rosyth Business Centre
NEWS
From September, Woodward’s five-course NEBOSH Resettlement Package will be available at new training venue the Rosyth Business Centre, allowing you to achieve five NEBOSH certificate qualifications in a single programme of study:
A business to suit you
A business to suit you
ARTICLES
Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? ‘We’re going to look at the differences between being self-employed and running a business,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘They may look like the same thing on the outside, but they’re completely different animals …’
Craig Froggatt
Craig Froggatt
CASE STUDY
‘When serving in the Army I didn’t think about my future,’ says Craig Froggatt, who, having served for four years, found himself homeless on the beach in Skegness. ‘I presumed that, when I came out, I would have an easy ride returning to civilian life.’ Here he tells us what really happened and how he received the help he needed.
The value of veterans
The value of veterans
ARTICLES
Civilian employers should welcome veterans to their workforce says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Here he explains why …
What did you do in the war, granny?
What did you do in the war, granny?
NEWS
More than half of Brits wish they’d asked their grandparents more about the war …
They’re the business!
They’re the business!
COVER STORY
Last month, the second annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards ceremony saw 900 business and military leaders gather for the world’s largest celebration of military veterans in business. As one of the Awards’ proud sponsors, QUEST is delighted to report on the events of the night and – above all – the 19 inspirational award winners honoured this year for their outstanding achievements in the workplace.

Training See all

The Technical Education Centre for Online Learning (TECOL) | Engineering - Electrical / Electronic
Welcome to TECOL, the on-line Technical Education Centre for Open Learning, where education and your career development go hand in hand. Our tailored focus is on technical knowledge and skills in engineering, and IT. We deliver qualifications from GCSEs, BTEC level 3 certificate, diplomas, to HNCs and HNDs. This means that you will find the exact technical qualification you need now and in the future, with all the benefits of on-line access.
Nationwide
Learner Driving Centre (LDC) | Driving Instruction
LDC operates one of the most successful national driving school networks in the UK.
Nationwide

Jobs See all

Plant and Lift Truck Instructor | ConstructionPlant & Machinery
Are you an operator with experience in plant machinery, looking to pass your knowledge and skills on to other operators?
Keith Cook Training Ltd
Maintenance Technician | Utilities
We are looking for an Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Technician in our planned and reactive teams in Southend, Basildon and Chelmsford.
Anglian Water

Univeristy See all

University of South Wales | Management and Leadership
Founded by industry and the professions, the University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.
Wales
University of Bolton | Computing & IT
You can join the 82% of former UK armed force members that find employment with the support of Greater Manchester’s No.1 university.
North West