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Help grow a sustainable future
Help grow a sustainable future
NEWS

Environmental management is key to a successful and sustainable future. The new NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate will help organisations reduce their environmental impact and have a positive influence on society …

Could cycle maintenance be your next career?
Could cycle maintenance be your next career?
NEWS

Find out more in this Q&A with Dave Ball (pictured above), a level 3 student in Cycle Maintenance and Repair at Cycle Systems Academy …

TechVets expands free cyber training to tech-curious Service leavers
TechVets expands free cyber training to tech-curious Service leavers
NEWS

The tech and cyber industries are crying out for talent says TechVets, a unique not-for-profit initiative and RFEA programme dedicated to building a bridge for veterans into cyber security and the technology sector. Fortunately, it has received a funding boost that will enable it to extend its offer of free training to upskill more veterans than ever before and support them into sustainable careers in these sectors …

Selected support organisations
Selected support organisations
ARTICLES

​Just a few of the many organisations that exist to offer advice, information and support to Service leavers …

Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
ARTICLES

If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life, the Access to HE Diploma could be just what you need …

Distance learning in close-up
Distance learning in close-up
ARTICLES

Whether or not your study or training plans are still being hampered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, distance learning offers the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – wherever in the world you are and without distractions …

Time to step up to higher ed?
Time to step up to higher ed?
ARTICLES

Higher education at a college or university is about more than just degree courses – it offers a range of options, many of which have a more vocational slant. So, if you’re ready to step up to the next level, HE could be the option for you …

Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
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Under the ELC scheme, most courses of study undertaken by individuals still serving are exempt from taxation, either as income or as a benefit in kind, if they can be justified as ‘work related’ …

Already left?
Already left?
ARTICLES

How to claim your ELC if you are no longer serving …

Make your claim with care
Make your claim with care
ARTICLES

Don’t let queries or rejection slow down your claim – get it right first time!

Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
ARTICLES

Useful pointers to help you get your claim right-first-time …

Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
ARTICLES

If you use your ELC wisely while still in uniform it will also be of benefit to your Service …

Spending options
Spending options
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Once your ELC claim has been approved, you’ll find plenty of study and training course choices open to you …

Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
ARTICLES

As you prepare for employment, shining a light on the many transferable skills – ‘soft’ as well as technical – you can demonstrate thanks to your military career will help you in your quest to secure work, says Claire Withey, an associate solicitor in the military claims team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp …

Serious about becoming a health and safety professional?
Serious about becoming a health and safety professional?
NEWS

The NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a great place to start …

Open the door to a new career as a locksmith
Open the door to a new career as a locksmith
NEWS

Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the Armed Forces, however choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision …

Delivering technical education for more than 25 years
Delivering technical education for more than 25 years
NEWS

CNet CEO Andrew Stevens discusses why Service leavers should consider a career in the digital infrastructure industry …

Time to sign up for NEBOSH course packages at Catterick and Rosyth
Time to sign up for NEBOSH course packages at Catterick and Rosyth
NEWS

Woodward SHE Ltd is excited to announce that, following the lifting of the national lockdown, it will be restarting delivery of its NEBOSH training course packages for Service leavers in May at both IPS Innovate (near RRC Catterick) and the Rosyth Business Centre (near MOD Caledonia) …

Soldiering On Awards 2021 announces record nominations and eclectic judging line-up
Soldiering On Awards 2021 announces record nominations and eclectic judging line-up
NEWS

As nominations close for this year, the Awards team are delighted to announce that a record 275 individuals, partnerships and organisations have been nominated, the highest tally in SOA’s 10-year history and a 20% increase on 2020 …

Stronger together, in song
Stronger together, in song
NEWS

The Military Wives Choirs received part of a grant awarded to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Here’s how they used it to help alleviate loneliness and isolation among the Armed Forces community during the COVID-19 pandemic …

Training Courses See all

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
O’Halloran & O’Brien | Building - Carpentry
O’Halloran & O’Brien Ltd has established itself as a leading groundwork and civil engineering contractor in the South East of England, with offices in Kent and Surrey. With professional staff and highly qualified labour, we are able to work closely with our clients to provide competitive solutions to complex developments; providing engineering solutions and groundworks services.
South East

Latest Jobs See all

ROTALA Diamond NW & Preston (Bus) | AutomotiveEngineering - Mechanical
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.
ROTALA Diamond Bus NW & Preston
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)
Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Join the UK’s leading and largest Locksmith community, for a profession which has variety, flexibility and most importantly the luxury to design your own career.
Keytek

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
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
York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber
Royal Agricultural University | Agriculture & Farming
The Universty is a publicly funded Higher Education University with degree awarding status providing a wide range of courses at all levels Certificate, diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate both taught, MSc and MBA and Research PhD in a large number of specialist options
South 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