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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

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BIFM - The British Institute of Facilities Management | Facilities Management
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM). Supporting and representing over 16,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training.
Nationwide

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Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Counter Improvised Exp | Civil EngineeringEnvironmental & Land Based Industries Explosives IED DisposalSecurity
TDI provides commercial and humanitarian landmine clearance, unexploded ordnance disposal, training and remote logistics solutions in inaccessible and often hostile locations, primarily across Africa and the Middle East. Established in 2005, TDI provides a range of professional services to multinational companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations. To date, TDI has successfully undertaken over 65 projects in Angola, DRC, Mali, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Togo, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire and most recently, the Central African Republic.
TDI
Home Instead franchisee | Franchising
Home Instead Senior Care is the World’s leading home care company. The trusted pioneers of relationship led non-medical care for older people. We place our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do and form a bespoke service tailored around what the client really wants.
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Writtle University College | Environmental & Land Based Industries
Writtle is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain courses on a part-time basis
East of England
University Of Chichester | Computing & IT
There is something special about studying at the University of Chichester. It's unlike any other university you are likely to visit. We don't do gimmicks but we do provide our students with a life-enhancing experience. Our vision is that, by 2020, the University of Chichester will be internationally recognised as a beacon of good practice for high quality, student-centred higher education within a supportive community of learning.
International, South East