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Virtual Brexit Q&A on 8 December for British veterans in Germany
Virtual Brexit Q&A on 8 December for British veterans in Germany
NEWS

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is hosting a joint event with the British Embassy, Berlin (BEB), to allow veterans and Service personnel the opportunity to ask questions regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union …

A helping hand for Gildea House families this Christmas
A helping hand for Gildea House families this Christmas
NEWS

Fujitsu is working with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to raise much-needed funds to provide presents for families at the charity’s Gildea House …

Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
NEWS

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is launching a new partnership with TechVets, an organisation dedicated to building a bridge for veterans – like Gareth Paterson (picture above) – into cyber security and the technology sector …

Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
NEWS

You want to be your own boss, but how do you take the right decision and make it happen? The world of work is probably unrecognisable from when you started your career, but even though it’s full of uncertainty, it’s also full of opportunity. Never has it been easier to start a business and make an impact in the world …

Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
NEWS

Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club to stream its dedicated club channel, MUTV, free of charge on BFBS TV Player …

IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
NEWS

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the Armed Forces community, and that align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
NEWS

Online electricals retailer AO has announced a national partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. As SSAFA’s white goods supplier of choice, beneficiaries now have access to a range of appliances at a fixed discounted price.

Buy Tri-Service socks for Christmas and support the Armed Forces
Buy Tri-Service socks for Christmas and support the Armed Forces
NEWS

Win or Lose, a premium online clothing brand, is delighted to announce its partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. It has created a Tri-Service Sock and £1.00 from each sale will go towards helping the Armed Forces community. (The company has also included this initiative on a selected range of their most popular socks.) The premium sock range enables people to ‘show their colours’ and is the perfect Christmas gift.

Empowering you!
Empowering you!
NEWS

RFEA is offering new services to give more employment support to military women, spouses and partners …

Increase your options with an Access to HE Diploma
Increase your options with an Access to HE Diploma
ARTICLES

If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life, the Access to HE Diploma could be just what you need.

Learning through a pandemic
Learning through a pandemic
CASE STUDY
CNet Training CEO Andrew Stevens talks to Quest about his company’s resettlement programmes and how CNet has managed to continue educating the industry throughout the pandemic …
Spotlight on safety consultancy
Spotlight on safety consultancy
CASE STUDY
Stuart Gilkinson CMIOSH is a chartered health and safety professional and managing director of Dorset Health and Safety Ltd (DHS). Here he describes the responsibilities of safety consultants in the health and safety industry, and his own route into the role …
Distance learning’s time has come!
Distance learning’s time has come!
ARTICLES

If you’re among the thousands of people whose movements have been restricted by COVID-19, don’t let it knock your plans off course. Thanks to distance learning, even if you’re in isolation or quarantine, you don’t have to abandon your studies. In fact, the enforced constraints could offer the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – without distractions.

Merry Cheesemas!
Merry Cheesemas!
NEWS

Get your ticket before 19 November to join SSAFA for a virtual pre-Christmas wine and cheese tasting event

Facilities management Q&A
Facilities management Q&A
CASE STUDY
with Kuehne + Nagel Overland site operations & process manager, Richard Hay
Mesothelioma UK commissions Armed Forces memorial sculpture
Mesothelioma UK commissions Armed Forces memorial sculpture
NEWS

The national asbestos cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK, plans to install the sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum to honour mesothelioma patients who served in the Armed Forces …

Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
NEWS

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is asking the public to remember this often-forgotten element of Armistice Day

Royal Wootton Bassett calls for Remembrance Day support
Royal Wootton Bassett calls for Remembrance Day support
NEWS

Residents of the historic town of Royal Wootton Bassett are urging UK businesses and members of the public to dig deep and help fund the replacement of the town’s ‘Forever Poppy’– an iconic symbol for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation.

Big brew ‘drive thru’ supports SSAFA Suffolk
Big brew ‘drive thru’ supports SSAFA Suffolk
NEWS

RAF Honington held a coffee morning with a difference to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. In true COVID-19 style, the drive-thru coffee morning allowed personnel to pre-order their choice of cake or scone selection box via a QR code made available on social media. SSAFA Suffolk also kindly loaned its card reader, allowing contactless donations.

Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
CASE STUDY
A former Sub Unit Commander, Joint Operational Support Staff Officer, Senior Logistics Operational Officer and Officer Commanding Soldier Development has been appointed head of outdoor education at leading independent Welsh school, Christ College Brecon (CCB).

Training Courses See all

CNet Training Ltd | Telecommunications
CNet Training has been designing and delivering network cabling Resettlement Programs since 1996.
International, Nationwide
XS Training Ltd | Building - Electrical
XS Training Ltd provides Electrical Training Courses such as City & Guilds NVQ 2357 Level 3 in Electrical Installation and/or Electrical Maintenance which will enable you to apply for your contractors’ JIB grading (Gold Card).
Nationwide
ITonlinelearning | Computing & IT
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or have recently left, we are ready to help you with your new career. Our Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a study package to suit your skills and to assist you in finding the perfect career.
International, Nationwide, South East
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services | Deer Management
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services are the providers of the largest range of deer-related training courses in Europe, and one of the few Deer Control & Husbandry training providers in the country approved by LANTRA
South West
Skills4Stem Ltd | Administration
Skills4Stem is a Global Training Provider with a focus on providing international technical qualifications in Construction, Engineering and Project Management.
International, Nationwide

Latest Jobs See all

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia | AviationDefence StudiesEngineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - Mechanical
When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account. The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions. BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years. Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​ | Facilities Management Health Care and Nursing Motor IndustryRetail
This role sits within the Technical Customer Services and you will be responsible for the service and repair of floorcare machines and associated floorcare equipment within defined OTIF and First time Fix targets and to the Customer’s satisfaction.
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​
Bulldog Publishing Sales Exec | Sales
Bulldog Publishing Ltd has been established for over 20 years, with the sole purpose of providing forces leavers and serving personnel with up to date and accurate information on education, resettlement, and recruitment. Our market leading publications are well respected within the military community, and our readers play an active part in providing us with the feedback that keeps us at the forefront of military publishing.
Bulldog Publishing Media Sales Exec
Transport For London (TFL) | Transport & LogisticsTransport Management
The Compliance, Policing and On-street Services (CPOS) Directorate delivers integrated pan-TfL enforcement, compliance, policing, security and community safety functions in support of our transport priorities. We provide uniformed services across TfL, be it one of our circa 2,500 police officers or our own uniformed officers, we lead on workplace violence and aggression ensuring a pan modal approach to ensure our network is safe, and to support and look after our people who work in some of the most challenging environments
Transport For London
Mid Level Java Developer | Computing & IT
We are looking for a focus purely on Java skills - we need to make sure they have commercial experience and evidence of what they have done in their previous role.

University See all

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.
International
ITonlinelearning | Computing & IT
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or have recently left, we are ready to help you with your new career. Our Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a study package to suit your skills and to assist you in finding the perfect career.
International, Nationwide, South East
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.
Greater London
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
University of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber