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General Sir Mike Jackson voices renewed concerns over Army size
General Sir Mike Jackson voices renewed concerns over Army size
NEWS

The former head of the Army, General Sir Mike Jackson, has voiced renewed concerns about cuts to the size of the Army in a new podcast for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, for which he served as President from 2014 until April this year.

Reserves in the spotlight: Alexandra Hall
Reserves in the spotlight: Alexandra Hall
ARTICLES

Family war stories inspired Alexandra Hall (pictured) to join the Army Reserve

New memorial wall for Forces’ dead with no marked grave
New memorial wall for Forces’ dead with no marked grave
NEWS

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, Armed Forces’ charity PTSD Resolution has launched an online memorial wall for relatives to remember veterans of the UK Services in all wars who died without a known grave.

Almost half of Brits do not know what VJ Day is
Almost half of Brits do not know what VJ Day is
NEWS

As Victory in Japan Day is commemorated 75 years on, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on the public to learn about the true end to the Second World War …

Stoll: new methods, same level of support
Stoll: new methods, same level of support
ARTICLES

Jordan Deacon (pictured above in the centre of the top row) came to Stoll in February 2019 after a decade in the Armed Forces. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, he was able to sit down for Stoll’s first case study interview done over Zoom, to tell his story of his time in the Forces, how he came to join Stoll, and his work with the Chelsea FC Foundation …

University recognised for commitment to Armed Forces community
University recognised for commitment to Armed Forces community
NEWS

York St John has been awarded Gold status from the MoD Employer Recognition Scheme …

Churchill granted Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award
Churchill granted Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award
NEWS

Soft services provider Churchill Group is delighted to announce that it has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from the Armed Forces Covenant. Churchill signed the Covenant in August 2019 and was awarded Bronze status last year.

North-west employers win Silver for support to defence
North-west employers win Silver for support to defence
NEWS

A total of 36 organisations from across the north-west of England have been awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

Seven north-west employers receive Gold Award for Armed Forces community
Seven north-west employers receive Gold Award for Armed Forces community
NEWS

The most supportive organisations for Britain’s Armed Forces from both the private and public sectors were recently announced …

CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award
CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award
NEWS

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has been awarded Silver in this year’s Defence Employer Recognition Awards, which recognise organisations’ ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Community across the UK …

Adjusting to life on civvy street …
Adjusting to life on civvy street …
ARTICLES

… can mean dealing with an entirely new set of challenges, says Vicky Blodwell, associate at Lime Solicitors

What is Enterprise Learning?
What is Enterprise Learning?
ARTICLES

Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE (pictured) is CEO and founder of X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Chair of the Soldiering On Awards. In this first part of our new series, she explains why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does – and, while we are experiencing the fallout from COVID-19, what exactly Enterprise Learning is and why it remains as important as ever …

A day in the life … Abi Thompson, project manager at SMD
A day in the life … Abi Thompson, project manager at SMD
ARTICLES

This new series takes a look at what it’s really like to work in some popular fields …

Make a real difference with a mental health awareness qualification
Make a real difference with a mental health awareness qualification
ARTICLES

‘Mental health is just as important as physical health’ is the view of fitness education provider Study Active’s managing director James Luscombe. With this philosophy in mind, Study Active, an established provider of ELCAS-funded health and fitness qualifications, is now proactively encouraging MoD personnel to study for its level 2 Mental Health Awareness qualification. Better still, the course can be funded using Standard Learning Credits (SLC), to which all MoD personnel are entitled …

Resettlement is close to our heart …
Resettlement is close to our heart …
ARTICLES

So says Neil Marshall, Chief Executive of the Forces Pension Society, who offers some personal reflections on his own journey through the resettlement financial planning process

Finalists revealed for 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards
Finalists revealed for 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards
NEWS

The flagship programme showcasing military veterans’ achievements in second careers has released the shortlist for its third annual UK awards. The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane in October …

Ex-Forces men Forge new future in logistics
Ex-Forces men Forge new future in logistics
NEWS

Ex-Servicemen Jamie Keen and James Rose-Shaw have recruited their first truck, a striking Mercedes-Benz tractor unit, and are looking forward to putting nine more into action.

Special-edition teddy bear raising funds for SSAFA
Special-edition teddy bear raising funds for SSAFA
NEWS

A donation from the sale of each bear will go to the charity …

History made as Armed Forces question included in 2021 census
History made as Armed Forces question included in 2021 census
NEWS

For the first time in the history of the census, there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces, following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland …

Security sector still looking a safe bet
Security sector still looking a safe bet
NEWS

Security markets across the world will recover at different rates but the outlook is still promising, finds Frost & Sullivan …

Training Courses See all

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
The University of Edinburgh | Education & Training
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of online courses that can be a valuable resource for academic skills and personal development. Explore our free short online courses, which are available to all or our portfolio of postgraduate online learning opportunities.
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

University See all

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
Edinburgh Napier University | Distance Learning
Edinburgh Napier University can equip both Undergraduate and Post Graduate students for success in an increasingly competitive job market.
International
University of Worcester | Coaching & Mentoring
The University of Worcester has a proven record of excellence in the field of sport and exercise science, with plenty to offer anyone who has an enthusiasm for sport, exercise and health.
West Midlands
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
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