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Female veteran? A career in cyber security could be calling you …
Female veteran? A career in cyber security could be calling you …
ARTICLES

In this special feature from innovative cyber security educator CAPSLOCK, we find out why it is particularly keen to encourage female Service leavers (and of course Service leavers in general) to identify cyber security as a viable option when they are considering a new career pathway …

The best of both worlds
The best of both worlds
ARTICLES

As both a firefighter and a soldier, Shaquille Goldsmith’s motivation is to try to be the best – at his career, protecting others and serving his country …

Ultimate Sacrifice fundraiser pays tribute to fallen heroes
Ultimate Sacrifice fundraiser pays tribute to fallen heroes
NEWS

Starting on 1 November, Brian Wood MC will pay tribute to fallen comrades by running a minimum of 26 miles a day for 25 days – an astonishing total of 635 miles – to raise money for Walking With The Wounded …

Meet the Lifetime Achievement Award finalists!
Meet the Lifetime Achievement Award finalists!
NEWS

The Soldiering On Awards team is proud to present the finalists shortlisted for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award …

New BFBS Radio app launched – plus chance to choose new music station
New BFBS Radio app launched – plus chance to choose new music station
NEWS

BFBS has launched a new radio app, available to download for all Android and Apple devices – and, to mark the occasion, it’s giving listeners the chance to choose a new radio station, based on their favourite music genre …

A practical guide to PTSD support
A practical guide to PTSD support
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Recognising that many current and former UK Service personnel have been deeply affected by the recent military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the Military Claims Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, shines a spotlight on PTSD and the support available to those who may be struggling with this potentially debilitating condition or caring for someone who is …

Race of Remembrance: let’s go karting!
Race of Remembrance: let’s go karting!
NEWS

Mission Motorsport has teamed up with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) and Thruxton Kart Centre to host the inaugural Karting Race of Remembrance, a two-hour endurance race that will be paused for a poignant trackside Remembrance service – and entries are now open …

Amazon opportunity for Forces community
Amazon opportunity for Forces community
NEWS

A new partnership between X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Amazon aims to further expand and improve the support offered to those from the wider Armed Forces community who are looking at the next step in their career path …

Your Gold Learning Partner for health and safety training!
Your Gold Learning Partner for health and safety training!
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Dorset Health and Safety Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Gold Learning Partner Status from NEBOSH – the world’s leading accreditation body for the health and safety industry …

Meet the Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award finalists!
Meet the Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award finalists!
NEWS

The Soldiering On Awards team is proud to present the finalists shortlisted for this year’s Healthcare & Rehabilitation Award …

SIA launches new counter-terrorism e-learning
SIA launches new counter-terrorism e-learning
NEWS

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has launched a new e-learning programme, Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Security (ACT Security), for current and would-be security professionals …

Military veterans set sail on charity expedition
Military veterans set sail on charity expedition
NEWS

A team of military veterans have set sail on an ambitious sailing trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats, thanks to Cornish sailing charity Turn to Starboard

Meet the Business Scale Up Award finalists!
Meet the Business Scale Up Award finalists!
NEWS

The Soldiering On Awards team is proud to present the finalists shortlisted for this year’s Business Scale Up Award …

Auto industry in drive to recruit Service leavers
Auto industry in drive to recruit Service leavers
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Both the automotive sector and veterans rallied to offer help and support during the pandemic, deploying vehicle fleets and transporting PPE to hospitals and vulnerable communities. Recognising this valuable connection, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has pledged its commitment to advocate for the recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel across the automotive industry …

Make a successful transition to civvy street: a practical guide
Make a successful transition to civvy street: a practical guide
NEWS

When it comes to your resettlement, a number of organisations exist to provide support and guidance, says Hannah Swarbrick, an Associate in the Military Claims Team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, but pinning down the right information can seem an overwhelming task. With this is mind, she has written this article to address some of the FAQs raised by her clients …

‘Refuelling my resilience’
‘Refuelling my resilience’
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Meet Army Reserve Corporal Natasha Jones, an NHS dietitian in an emotionally demanding civilian role, who is reaping the benefits of also being able to refuel and rearm Apache helicopters …

Former Royal Marine in new feat to raise funds for PTSD charity
Former Royal Marine in new feat to raise funds for PTSD charity
NEWS

After conquering the North Coast 500 cycle run around the most northerly coastline of Scotland in October last year, Jonathan Thomson, who is in his seventies, has set himself a new challenge …

Amazon joins RFEA’s Careers Sitrep to offer free advice to veterans
Amazon joins RFEA’s Careers Sitrep to offer free advice to veterans
NEWS

Multinational conglomerate Amazon is joining up with RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity to offer free careers advice to job-seeking veterans, as part of the charity’s latest Careers Sitrep event on 17 September …

Game on! Check your entrepreneurial skills
Game on! Check your entrepreneurial skills
NEWS

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE), the UK’s leading provider of enterprise support to the Armed Forces community, is partnering with myNexus, the entrepreneurial smart-matching service, to accelerate innovation in entrepreneurship …

Swap the Services for scaffolding and enjoy free training
Swap the Services for scaffolding and enjoy free training
NEWS

Military personnel now have another incentive to swap the Services for the scaffolding industry – free and full scaffolder training …

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Professional Academy | Distance Learning
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Akona Ltd | Close Protection
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Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the armed forces; however with many companies offering varying standards of training choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision to make.
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Inspired2learn | Coaching & Mentoring
Are you ready to manage, lead, coach or mentor others in a new job role in ‘civvy street’?
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Train4All Construction Academy | Building - Bricklaying
Train4All Construction Academy was opened in 2008 to provide training for those working in or looking to enter into a career within the Construction Industry, with Mechanical Engineering and Welding coming on board with the Southwest WeldingAcademy in 2021.
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Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London | Distance Learning
The Blizard Institute is home to a lively postgraduate community, and its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes are led by experts and informed by the latest research. We offer courses both in-house and through Distance Learning, with The Blizard Institute having the largest proportion of distance learning courses found within Queen Mary University of London. We have a wide range of PGT courses run by several of our Centres within the Blizard, which focus on knowledge, theory, research methodology and practical application.
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University of Hull | Health & Safety
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University of Worcester | Coaching & Mentoring
The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.
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University College of Estate Management | Construction
UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.
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Edinburgh Business School | Accountancy & Book Keeping
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