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Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
NEWS

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is asking the public to remember this often-forgotten element of Armistice Day

Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
CASE STUDY
A former Sub Unit Commander, Joint Operational Support Staff Officer, Senior Logistics Operational Officer and Officer Commanding Soldier Development has been appointed head of outdoor education at leading independent Welsh school, Christ College Brecon (CCB).
CNet Training launches Digital Infrastructure Education Advice Service
CNet Training launches Digital Infrastructure Education Advice Service
NEWS

CNet has launched a new one-to-one advice and guidance service to help industry professionals progress their knowledge and boost their careers in the digital infrastructure industry, and for new entrants to the industry …

Risk management needs you!
Risk management needs you!
NEWS

Is a career in risk in your sights? ELCAS funding for the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) Certificate in Operational Risk Management is now available for Service personnel …

Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
ARTICLES

Some Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries while serving in the Armed Forces. With so much change to come to terms with in every aspect of daily and family life, it isn’t surprising that many disabled veterans believe that they will never be able to participate in their favourite activities again. The impact that belief has on individuals who may have otherwise lived and breathed sport and fitness throughout their military careers cannot be underestimated.

Building a career beneath the waves
Building a career beneath the waves
ARTICLES

Austin Phillips and Richard Purdy – engineers from SMD, independent designer and manufacturer of work class and specialist subsea ROVs – tell us about the paths that led them to a career in subsea engineering …

How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
ARTICLES

The coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every aspect of life. In April 2020, Veterans UK announced that the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), designed to compensate Armed Forces Personnel injured during service, had been shut down as a result of COVID-19. Fortunately, the closure was only temporary and the scheme has since reopened, and although they may experience a backlog in the short term, it is positive news that a scheme that helps so many is once again operational.

Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
ARTICLES

In the second part of our new series on Enterprise Learning, Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise and Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, tells us why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does. And, despite the current uncertainty we are experiencing, she tells us why Enterprise Learning should by no means be considered a luxury …

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 …

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 …

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

New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards
New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards
NEWS

New College Durham are proud to have been shortlisted for Tutor of the Year and Student of the Year at the AAT Training Provider Awards 2020. The College is the only provider in the north of England to have made the shortlist.

BuildForce Veterans pre-employment modules
BuildForce Veterans pre-employment modules
NEWS

​A series of online mini-modules has been developed by University College of Estate Management (UCEM) for Buildforce as part of the CITB’s Pathways into construction programme focusing on Veterans.

RAF veteran climbs UK and Ireland’s highest peaks at home for Armed Forces charity
RAF veteran climbs UK and Ireland’s highest peaks at home for Armed Forces charity
NEWS

An RAF veteran has taken on the challenge of climbing the equivalent of the UK and Ireland’s highest peaks to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Combat Stress and RFEA in partnership with Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund
Combat Stress and RFEA in partnership with Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund
NEWS

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund will be collaborating with veteran’s mental health charity Combat Stress and RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity in a three-year partnership to improve the transition to civilian life for veterans and their families.

Landmarc and UK Connect help troops stay connected
Landmarc and UK Connect help troops stay connected
NEWS

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) and UK Connect have worked in partnership to enable vital broadband provision at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Halton Training Camp, a key asset in the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Covid-19 strategic response.

CNet Training receives Bronze-level Employer Recognition Award
CNet Training receives Bronze-level Employer Recognition Award
NEWS

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) …

Super Yacht industry news from YPI Crew
Super Yacht industry news from YPI Crew
NEWS

​The super yacht industry appears to be sailing calmly through the choppy waters of coronavirus …

Life in lockdown at Lockforce
Life in lockdown at Lockforce
NEWS

As emergency locksmiths we are fortunate to be in an industry that is still in demand. Door and window locks don’t care about the lockdown so we are still receiving calls and the guys are helping to “Keep You Safe”.

Training Courses See all

Professional Academy | Distance Learning
Professional Academy provide accredited qualifications and training in Marketing, Management, and Sales.These are ideal if you’re looking to move into a new industry and want to gain relevant knowledge, as well as boosting your CV for new employment opportunities. Everyone can gain skills and renewed confidence by studying with us, and we’re passionate about making this happen.
Nationwide
Akona Ltd | Close Protection
AKONA RAIL (NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence) / AKONA ELEARNING / AKONA EVENTS / AKONA SECURITY
North West
Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the armed forces; however with many companies offering varying standards of training choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision to make.
Nationwide, South West
Inspired2learn | Coaching & Mentoring
Are you ready to manage, lead, coach or mentor others in a new job role in ‘civvy street’?
International, Nationwide, South West
Train4All Construction Academy | Building - Bricklaying
Train4All Construction Academy was opened in 2008 to provide training for those working in or looking to enter into a career within the Construction Industry, with Mechanical Engineering and Welding coming on board with the Southwest WeldingAcademy in 2021.
South West

Latest Jobs See all

Store Person - Lock Store | Facilities Management Health & SafetyLocksmith
The Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best. We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently. Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – this is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, and includes the estate of the Home Office, Prisons, Probation, MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies.
The Property Directorate
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Looking for suitably qualified and enthusiastic staff who want to be part of our business and help us to drive the standards of bus travel up. Providing a safe clean reliable vehicle to our customers.
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Team Manager – Submarine Operations and Support | Maritime & Marine
Team Managers play a vital role, managing and leading teams of technical specialists through change to meet production targets, customer requirements and achieve wider organisation aims effectively. This role will directly support the Defence Customer and our national interests.
Team Manager – Submarine Operations and Support
Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) Senior Geospatial Specialist | Maritime & Marine
A unique opportunity for an Geospatial Specialist to further their experience working in a highly dynamic, operationally focussed area in support of some of the UK’s most important and strategic defence operations. Building a high level of direct engagement with Royal Navy end users this role offers a real window into a world that few outside serving armed forces personnel ever get to see.
Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) Senior Geospatial Specialist
Geospatial Specialist - Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) | Maritime & Marine
A unique opportunity for a Geospatial Specialist to benefit from working in a highly dynamic, operationally focussed area in support of some of the UK’s most important and strategic defence operations. Building a high level of direct engagement with Royal Navy end users this role offers a real window into a world that few outside serving armed forces personnel ever get to see.
Geospatial Specialist - Submarine Operations and Support (SOS)

University See all

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 of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber
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 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