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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

Perpetuity Training Academy | Security
Perpetuity Training is a leading provider of Security Management courses in the UK and has a long and established record of working closely with those in the Armed Services.
International
iRed | Construction
Industry-leading Thermographic Consultancy & Training Centre
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Jobs See all

We recruit engineers at all levels and many ex-Royal Navy engineers (Leading Hands, POs & CPOs) | Engineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - MechanicalMaritime & Marine
Made in the Royal Navy, NOW you’re ready for Super Yachts! If you’re a marine engineer at any level looking for a highly rewarding, long-term career at sea with amazing benefits, we want to hear from you! We have marine engineer opportunities (all levels) to work on board Super Yachts worldwide.
YPI Crew
Field Service Engineer - Home Based | Engineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - Mechanical
Cameron Forecourt Ltd is an established and highly respected fuel management systems company founded in 1980 offering a turnkey package of services embracing the supply, installation and onward maintenance of fuel tanks, diesel tanks, fuel pumps, diesel pumps, fuel management systems, tank gauging systems and associated pump control systems to both the commercial and retail sectors of this highly specialised industry.
Cameron Forecourt

Univeristy See all

University of Derby Online Learning | Accountancy & Book Keeping
As one of the leading online learning providers in the UK, the University of Derby Online Learning is passionate about delivering online education in a way that helps more people follow their dreams.
International
Anglia Ruskin University | Distance Learning
The first university in the United Kingdom to offer a fully globalised curriculum developed in collaboration with key institutions in India, Australia and United States. Our unique distance learning MSc course can be accessed worldwide and takes a global perspective of civilian and military veteran and family well-being
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