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Need to know? QUEST News is a round-up of reports, case studies and practical guidance to help you stay informed.

Commanding Officer Joe Gossage, IRMCert
Commanding Officer Joe Gossage, IRMCert
CASE STUDY
Risk Manager for the Executive Committee of the Army Board, British Army
Furthering her career
Furthering her career
ARTICLES

In its first year, the Further Forces programme has helped people from all roles within the Armed Forces to find new careers as teachers of post-16 students. Hannah Payne, currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College, is just one of them …

A life lived in colour
A life lived in colour
ARTICLES

Stoll resident and former WREN Mollie Macartney (pictured centre) – still an action woman at 94!

Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
NEWS

Family brewer Wadworth has launched a new beer, ‘Tommy’ in association with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Simon Fisher
Simon Fisher
CASE STUDY
Regimental Sergeant Major Simon Fisher
A business to suit you
A business to suit you
ARTICLES

Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? ‘We’re going to look at the differences between being self-employed and running a business,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘They may look like the same thing on the outside, but they’re completely different animals …’

Craig Froggatt
Craig Froggatt
CASE STUDY
‘When serving in the Army I didn’t think about my future,’ says Craig Froggatt, who, having served for four years, found himself homeless on the beach in Skegness. ‘I presumed that, when I came out, I would have an easy ride returning to civilian life.’ Here he tells us what really happened and how he received the help he needed.
The value of veterans
The value of veterans
ARTICLES

Civilian employers should welcome veterans to their workforce says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Here he explains why …

They’re the business!
They’re the business!
COVER STORY
Last month, the second annual British Ex-Forces in Business Awards ceremony saw 900 business and military leaders gather for the world’s largest celebration of military veterans in business. As one of the Awards’ proud sponsors, QUEST is delighted to report on the events of the night and – above all – the 19 inspirational award winners honoured this year for their outstanding achievements in the workplace.
Social Media Spouses goes live!
Social Media Spouses goes live!
NEWS

Applications are invited for the first free social media training programme for military spouses and partners …

From RAF to tech innovator
From RAF to tech innovator
CASE STUDY
Life as an RAF engineer taught me the value of operating in the air. I've drawn on this to help develop our drone business, says Elaine Whyte, now UK drones lead at PwC
Danny Abdy
Danny Abdy
CASE STUDY
Former Training Regiment Staff Sergeant now working to support vulnerable young people
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
ARTICLES

When injuries forced Mac to leave Service life behind, he was distraught. Finding himself without a home and needing to regain some stability in his life, he reached out to Stoll …

Antisocial media
Antisocial media
ARTICLES

‘When you start a business, advisors will tell you to use your time to build up a presence on social media,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘After all, it’s free advertising. But are you ready to waste all that time? And are you ready to become public property?’ This month, Steve examines the truth about social media in business …

Cyber studies: Jasmine Eyers
Cyber studies: Jasmine Eyers
CASE STUDY
Thanks to a partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute, SaluteMyJob is able to offer Veterans and Reservists free training in two of IBM’s key cyber security software products – ambitious Army communications systems specialist, Jasmine Eyers, is just one of those who has already benefited
Iain Clark - ICT Technician
Iain Clark - ICT Technician
CASE STUDY
Iain Clark left the RAF in November 2017, having served 12 years, with his final role being ICT Technician in Trade Group 4 (TG4). He left in the rank of Corporal and during his Service gained an ITIL Foundation qualification.
World-renowned programmes approved for ELC funding
World-renowned programmes approved for ELC funding
NEWS

World-leading technical education provider, CNet Training, has announced ELCAS approval for its full range of programmes spanning the network cable installation and data centre sectors …

Is your family leaving the services?
Is your family leaving the services?
ARTICLES

The transition period between the point of activating your departure from the Armed Forces to handing in your military ID card on your final day can be an unsettling time for any Service leaver, but what about the impact it has on your family? Luckily Veterans’ Gateway is on hand with advice and support. Read on to find out more …

This issue marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of QUEST!
This issue marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of QUEST!
COVER STORY
When the first edition rolled off the press in spring 1999, the aim was for it to be the essential guide to funding, courses, careers and resettlement. Two decades down the line, we hope we’re staying true to that purpose.
Take charge of your transition
Take charge of your transition
ARTICLES

How can you approach your resettlement and transition journey in a successful and positive way? ‘The best and most practical advice I can offer is this: ask for help,’ says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. And he’s here with some sound advice on how to do just that.

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
Mid Level Java Developer | Computing & IT
We are looking for a focus purely on Java skills - we need to make sure they have commercial experience and evidence of what they have done in their previous role.

University See all

Wiltshire College & University Centre | Health & Safety
Wiltshire College and University Centre has a long association with the military and is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant.
South West
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
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
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