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Food for thought?
Food for thought?
COVER STORY
If you’re thinking of launching your own start-up once you leave behind your uniform, the billion-pound business of street food has much to recommend it. Anna Oliver of X-Forces Enterprise pitches up with facts – and plenty of inspiration – for you to chew over …
Uniting to fight homelessness
Uniting to fight homelessness
ARTICLES

Working alongside likeminded charities and organisations, Stoll recently opened the door on the new No Homeless Veterans campaign, which aims to support all veterans in housing need

Get set for resettlement!
Get set for resettlement!
ARTICLES

When it comes to making the transition to civvy street, says Tom Spearpoint, a senior solicitor in the Military Claims team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, it’s vital to seek out the right support to help your journey go as smoothly as possible – even more so if you’re leaving as a result of injury or illness

It’s not rocket science
It’s not rocket science
ARTICLES

‘With the 50th anniversary of the moon landings this year, and my love of anything space related, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to look at what we can learn from the amazing achievement of getting a human walking on the moon,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. So here he is, with some of his customary down-to-earth advice …

Premier Global NASM appointed exclusive UK fitness training provider by Pure Gym
Premier Global NASM appointed exclusive UK fitness training provider by Pure Gym
NEWS

In a bid to create a clear route to market for personal trainer graduates, and to provide seamless access to quality continual professional development (CPD), Premier Global NASM has partnered with Pure Gym, the UK’s largest gym chain and recruiter of fitness professionals …

Info for the cyber insider
Info for the cyber insider
ARTICLES

Here at Quest, we’re aware that cyber security is on the up as a popular career choice among Service leavers. If it’s a sector you’ve set your sights on, Airbus CyberSecurity has rounded up a list of tech predictions that we hope you’ll find useful. Based on trends identified at its Security Operations Centres in France, the UK and Germany, as well as recent geopolitical and social events, the full list of predictions provides insider information that will inform you – and could set you apart from the rest

‘Building new careers in construction
‘Building new careers in construction
CASE STUDY
According to one of the country’s leading suppliers of building materials, former Armed Forces personnel have the perfect traits for careers in construction. Here we introduce just a few of the many Service leavers who have gone on to craft themselves successful second careers in that flourishing sector
RFEA receives generous funding to help thousands of ex-Service personnel
RFEA receives generous funding to help thousands of ex-Service personnel
NEWS

RFEA – the Forces Employment Charity – has received two generous grants from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, totalling almost £400,000. The funding will enable RFEA to continue its hugely successful work to provide employment advice, guidance and mentoring to veterans through its Ex Forces and Bridging the Gap programmes.

Making university affordable for you
Making university affordable for you
ARTICLES

Members of the Armed Forces are just as welcome at university as anyone else, and if you are looking to study at university next year, there are a number of useful military bursaries available …

Three-quarters of families who lost someone serving in the Armed Forces feel disconnected from them
Three-quarters of families who lost someone serving in the Armed Forces feel disconnected from them
NEWS

In its annual member survey, bereaved Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, found that three-quarters of families felt disconnected from the military community following the death of a loved one who was serving

Craig Tiley, Signs Express (Stoke-on-Trent)
Craig Tiley, Signs Express (Stoke-on-Trent)
CASE STUDY
Craig served in the British Army for 15 years as a Logistics Specialist Royal Engineer. Read on to discover how he successfully made the transition from Forces to franchisee …
Full range of CNet courses gain ELCAS approval
Full range of CNet courses gain ELCAS approval
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.

A home fit for a hero
A home fit for a hero
ARTICLES

As the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, Stoll supports the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. People come to Stoll at various stages in their lives, from those who have just started their transition to civilian life to others who require assistance much later, such as George Brown, who – with his wife Anne – moved into the Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions in 2014 …

The full package
The full package
ARTICLES

Lieutenant Gary Bickley, Royal Navy, reports on his experience of NEBOSH instruction at Woodward SHE Ltd

Key skills
Key skills
ARTICLES

Do you have a business idea in your head that just won’t go away? Are you imagining a life beyond uniform where you control your own destiny and become your own boss? I remember it well,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. And, to celebrate 15 years of running his own business, he’s here with 15 tips to support you on your own journey.

Shaun Pascoe: Sailing veterans to a brighter future
Shaun Pascoe: Sailing veterans to a brighter future
COVER STORY
Research has long found that the ocean has a calming effect on our minds. The sight and sound of water can put us into a mild meditative state, which helps to lower stress levels, improve mental clarity and give a boost to our health and well-being. One veteran who understands the healing power of the sea is veteran Shaun Pascoe. In this special feature for QUEST, Mark Hardaker describes how, upon leaving the RAF, Shaun used his resettlement fund to learn how to sail and went on to set up a charity to help other Service personnel affected by military operations.
The perfect fit for Forces families
The perfect fit for Forces families
ARTICLES

Recruit for Spouses is an independent social enterprise that is dedicated to supporting, championing and finding gainful employment for spouses and partners of members of our Armed Forces – and getting talent back into the workforce

Britain’s military veterans need better backing to become entrepreneurs
Britain’s military veterans need better backing to become entrepreneurs
NEWS

The entrepreneurial and workplace talent of Britain’s military veterans isn’t being fully realised, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses, which calls for a better connection between Service leavers and the small business community …

Circular economy firm offers career path to veterans
Circular economy firm offers career path to veterans
NEWS

EFT Consult, a Swansea-based company that specialises in cutting-edge and innovative technologies in relation to the design and consultancy of the built environment, and the implementation of the principles of the circular economy, has partnered with the British Training Board to help 100 veterans and Service leavers to gain skills and work opportunities beyond the Armed Forces.

Jane Fryatt
Jane Fryatt
CASE STUDY
Meet the military spouse getting ahead in HR

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York St John University | Education
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University of Worcester | Coaching & Mentoring
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