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A lesson in preparation
A lesson in preparation
COVER STORY
Having decided to leave the Armed Forces after 22 years’ service Carl James (Jamo) set about preparing thoroughly for his upcoming move to civvy street. So thoroughly that he began four years before he was due to leave. Music to our ears as that’s something we at Quest are very keen to encourage readers to do. Here he tells us how he did it …
Learning for life Making learning work for you
Learning for life Making learning work for you
ARTICLES
Speaking at the World Education Conference in January 2019, the English Education Minister, Damian Hinds MP, [1] said: ‘It’s not only that a good education helps you find skilled, rewarding work. It’s that everyone should have a chance to discover the joy that comes through learning.’ Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma students know from personal experience the joy of learning and the important role it plays in their personal development.
Halfords Group signs Armed Forces Covenant
Halfords Group signs Armed Forces Covenant
NEWS
Halfords Retail and Autocentres pledge to support career opportunities for Service leavers …
Mark Stevens – The Building Safety Group
Mark Stevens – The Building Safety Group
CASE STUDY
What’s this health and safety lark all about then?
SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 3: No offer? No problem!
SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 3: No offer? No problem!
ARTICLES
Want to find your ideal job? Need to be able to prepare an excellent CV, answer tough interview questions and impress prospective employers? Lynn Williams, author of Ultimate Job Search, is on hand some more useful advice to power up your job search …
Jon Willis - Travel Risk Manager
Jon Willis - Travel Risk Manager
CASE STUDY
with former Corporal Jon Willis
Supporting Veterans in times of crisis
Supporting Veterans in times of crisis
ARTICLES
Veteran and Stoll resident Tina Fairbrass shares her story of how she overcame an extremely difficult time in her life
Things I wish I’d known …
Things I wish I’d known …
ARTICLES
Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? Regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, takes us through the top five things he wishes he’d known before striking out on his own – in the hope they’ll help you decide if starting a business is one of your options too!
The enterprise effect
The enterprise effect
COVER STORY
Since its launch, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) – the leading organisation for enterprise in the Armed Forces community – has nurtured and guided more than 1,300 new businesses and facilitated £12.45 million in seed funding.
Social housing to be prioritised for former Service personnel with PTSD
Social housing to be prioritised for former Service personnel with PTSD
NEWS
Former Service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing under new proposals. New measures could help councils ensure that members of the Armed Forces and Veterans suffering from mental ill health are given priority for social housing. Divorced partners of Armed Forces personnel will also benefit for the first time.

Training See all

Informa Connect | Distance Learning
The first transnational counter-terrorism online course to provide individuals, military and police, as well as public and private sector organisations with an understanding of the latest thinking on terrorism and homeland security.
International, Nationwide
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

Jobs See all

Serco | Aviation
Aircraft Engineer Fitter
Serco
Serco | Aviation
Merlin Aircraft Supervisor
Serco

Univeristy See all

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
The Management Development Network (MDN) | Coaching & Mentoring
MDN delivers bespoke qualification programmes in Management & Leadership and Coaching & Mentoring via distance learning for all levels of skills and abilities, from Team Leaders at Level 2 up to Strategic Managers at Level 7. The qualifications are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and help to translate workplace experience into recognisable qualifications that are known and valued by employers. We work on a 1:1 basis, supporting learners in making the most of their previous experience and translating this into current learning via a distance learning programme. For the more experienced managers we also offer the prestigious CMI Award of “Chartered Manager” (CMgr).
International, Nationwide