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Neil Duddy
Neil Duddy
CASE STUDY
Having served in the Royal Engineers for five years, specialising as an Engineering Surveyor, LCpl Neil Duddy, left the Army in 2008 with a host of qualifications under his belt, including: HNC in Engineering Surveying, SVQ level 2 in Construction and Civil Engineering Services, and NVQ level 2 Security, Safety and Loss Prevention
Craig Parker
Craig Parker
CASE STUDY
Whilst on work placement during my resettlement and termination leave, prior to discharge from the army
Ray West
Ray West
CASE STUDY
Ray West, owner and director of RW Safety Solutions, originally attended the Vulcan Fire Manager course in 2001 before ELCs existed.
Backing for Veterans’ Gateway
Backing for Veterans’ Gateway
NEWS
Launched on 20 June, the new £2 million Veterans’ Gateway initiative backed by the MoD to help personnel make the transition from military to civilian life has been welcomed by specialist military lawyer Bolt Burdon Kemp.
Locksmith training: enhance your military skills
Locksmith training: enhance your military skills
NEWS
A1 Safe and Secure has recognised that there is a need for a training course that is required by military people that need to open locks in the course of their work. So we have tailor made a two-day lock-opening course and, for the more enthusiastic, a five-day locksmith training course. Both courses are workshop-based in Hereford.
X-Forces reaches milestone
X-Forces reaches milestone
NEWS
1,000 small military businesses supported!
Stoll announces housing criteria for new homes in Aldershot
Stoll announces housing criteria for new homes in Aldershot
NEWS
Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, has published housing criteria for Veterans interested in moving into brand new accommodation in Aldershot, where 34 homes are currently being built for vulnerable and disabled Veterans to rent from spring 2018.
Preparing for redundancy
Preparing for redundancy
ARTICLES
Between September 2011 and January 2014 the MoD announced the various stages of its redundancy programme, due to take effect in batches over a period of several years as part of the government’s plan to cut the number of serving regulars from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2018. The MoD has made sure there is a robust resettlement process and a generous tax-free payment in place for all those selected for redundancy, to help make their transition to civilian life as smooth as possible.
Your new life really can begin at 40!
Your new life really can begin at 40!
ARTICLES
You know when they say ‘Life begins at 40’? Well it really can! The idea of starting again and retraining may seem daunting, but think of it as the start of the next phase of your life – an opportunity to do something you really find interesting. Former Royal Marine Brian Cole did just that. Here’s his story …
Future perfect!
Future perfect!
COVER STORY
WO Dean Wood served in the RAF for more than 38 years, spending most of his time on the front line. Now a management consultant, with a side-line as partner in a mobile bar business, he is keen to share his resettlement experience with Quest readers – the motivation behind his decisions, the projects he’s become involved in outside the military, his continuing aspirations … and, above all, the importance of meticulous step-by-step planning in achieving precisely the desired outcome

Training See all

Drone Pilot Academy | Aviation
The Drone Pilot Academy Limited (DPA) is a Civil Aviation Authority authorised training provider for those who wish to use drones for commercial work or simply those hobbyists who would like to gain some professional training prior to being let loose with their expensive new machines.
Sawpod Ltd | Environmental & Land Based Industries

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Trainee Assistant Site Manager Programme for the Armed Forces Community | ConstructionManagement and Leadership
Here at Barratt, we're not just about bricks and mortar. We're about fulfilling ambitions. Opening doors. Creating a real sense of belonging. That's how we work with our customers. And that's exactly what you can expect from us if you join us. As a FTSE 100 company, our business is very wide-reaching. Every year, our business builds and sells thousands of new homes ranging from starter and family homes, through to exclusive luxury apartments. All this means we’re a big business, employing over 6,000 people in locations across the United Kingdom.
Barratt Homes
Franchise | AdministrationFranchisingHuman ResourcesSales
Protemp Staffing Limited are seeking potential Franchisees for a number of areas throughout Wales, Scotland and England. The Franchise opportunity includes 28 days monitored and assisted online Institute of Recruiters Accredited Training for all persons whether experienced or new to the recruitment industry (compulsory for all Franchisees) and which will need to be undertaken prior to commencement of trading.
Protemp Staffing Limited

Univeristy See all

University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Engineering - Electrical / Electronic
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is proud of its close educational association with the nation’s armed forces. This affiliation has been highly successful in creating study opportunities for a great number of military students from level 3 to post graduate programmes. At UWTSD we are committed to developing this very distinctive aspect of our work as part of our future strategy.
Wales