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CTP EMPLOYMENT FAIRS
CTP EMPLOYMENT FAIRS
NEWS
CTP Employment Fairs - a fantastic networking opportunity, whether you’re ready to apply for live jobs or simply researching the market
Free online counter-terrorism training
Free online counter-terrorism training
NEWS
Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now access free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), which has created special password-protected access for the security industry. This means that everyone – from frontline operatives to managers and directors – can access up-to-date counter-terrorism guidance free of charge.
Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
NEWS
Prime Minister. Galactic pilot. Strictly head judge. Formula One racing driver. Pope. These are just a few of the many outrageously ambitious job vacancies that Sam Broadley applied to fill over the course of 17 years, from England manager aged 19 to James Bond at 36. He was successful in none of them.
The veterans putting positive action in the frame
The veterans putting positive action in the frame
COVER STORY
Pioneering charity The Village operates a unique collaborative programme in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho, which showcases the positive impact of veterans on isolated communities. At this time of year, when we focus on the importance of giving, Quest takes a look at the contribution of a group of veterans who have chosen to give back to locals in a very practical way – turning thoughts into deeds, while also benefiting from the experience themselves
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
NEWS
SSAFA has announced that it will have a garden, designed by Amanda Waring and supported by CCLA Investment Management, in the Urban category at next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The backdrop of the Royal Hospital Chelsea gives the perfect setting for this urban garden, providing a military connection to the ‘SSAFA Garden supported by CCLA’.
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
NEWS
‘It will be a “win-win” situation for both veterans and the labour market if we can get transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life right,’ says Scottish Veterans Commissioner, Charlie Wallace (pictured above). ‘The right support towards a positive destination, rather than just any destination, is needed for veterans to reach their full potential on civvy street,’ he adds, ‘with the benefits of “a good transition” reaching far beyond individuals themselves.’
Pants on fire?
Pants on fire?
ARTICLES
You can’t get away with little white lies on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of survey results which revealed that three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV
All I want for Christmas …
All I want for Christmas …
ARTICLES
… well it wasn’t this, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. Freezing wind-tunnel conditions, snow falling and the light fading. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!
Keeping workplace support in mind
Keeping workplace support in mind
NEWS
Fighting Minds is a collaboration between ex-Services personnel and a specialist training company. It helps veterans and blue light employees overcome their disabilities and mental health conditions in the workplace.
Patients at DMRC Stanford Hall watch Frozen 2 with their children to support rehabilitation
Patients at DMRC Stanford Hall watch Frozen 2 with their children to support rehabilitation
NEWS
The Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) and Forces Cinemas recently joined to host the first ever on-release blockbuster movie screening at DMRC Stanford Hall for patients and their children. The Stanford Hall theatre was built in 1938, utilises the latest cinema projection technology and seats 250 people.

Training See all

CNet Training Ltd | Telecommunications
CNet Training has been designing and delivering network cabling Resettlement Programs since 1996.
International, Nationwide
New College Durham | Accountancy & Book Keeping
New College Durham offers an excellent portfolio of more than 50 university-level programmes, including foundation degrees, honours degrees, higher apprenticeships and professional qualifications in a range of subjects.
North East

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
PART TIME ENGINEERING OFFICE COORDINATOR (25H/W) | Engineering - MechanicalHospitality
This luxury hotel, situated on a super prime location in the heart of Mayfair on Grosvenor Square, will offer 257 luxuriously appointed guest rooms as well as 51 highly-curated and beautifully designed suites, which will reflect the property's origin as a sophisticated and elegant London private residence. The Biltmore, Mayfair will boast new culinary concepts headed by internationally-renowned chefs, an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large gymtech fitness suite. In addition, the hotel will showcase an impressive 500 sqm ballroom and various smaller function suites up to 100 guests.
Hilton

Univeristy See all

York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber
Leeds Beckett University | Computing & IT
Leeds Beckett University provides degree and post graduate learning in many subject areas and most courses offer both full-time and part-time routes of study.
North West