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Support the Forces community with 12 Days of Kindness this Christmas
Support the Forces community with 12 Days of Kindness this Christmas
NEWS

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is calling on the public to take part in its 12 Days of Kindness initiative to give back to local communities while raising much needed funds to support the men, women and families of the Armed Forces …

Spark a brighter future with free Electronics Skills Programme
Spark a brighter future with free Electronics Skills Programme
NEWS

Tech Lancaster has launched the free training scheme to fast-track Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents into new careers in electronics and technology …

Study for a PT qualification throughout the COVID-19 outbreak
Study for a PT qualification throughout the COVID-19 outbreak
NEWS

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the country face one of the most difficult periods in its history. Many of us now find ourselves having to stay at home, leaving behind our usual daily routines. This is particularly frustrating for fitness enthusiasts, who are used to being active all the time ...

Worried about your career prospects in a corona world?
Worried about your career prospects in a corona world?
NEWS

Best-selling careers author John Lees’ latest edition of his book, How to Get a Job You Love, is here to offer advice and reassurance …

Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
Helping Service leavers become cyber specialists
NEWS

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is launching a new partnership with TechVets, an organisation dedicated to building a bridge for veterans – like Gareth Paterson (picture above) – into cyber security and the technology sector …

Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
Project Future: finding opportunity amid uncertainty
NEWS

You want to be your own boss, but how do you take the right decision and make it happen? The world of work is probably unrecognisable from when you started your career, but even though it’s full of uncertainty, it’s also full of opportunity. Never has it been easier to start a business and make an impact in the world …

Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
NEWS

Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club to stream its dedicated club channel, MUTV, free of charge on BFBS TV Player …

Empowering you!
Empowering you!
NEWS

RFEA is offering new services to give more employment support to military women, spouses and partners …

Learning through a pandemic
Learning through a pandemic
CASE STUDY
CNet Training CEO Andrew Stevens talks to Quest about his company’s resettlement programmes and how CNet has managed to continue educating the industry throughout the pandemic …
Spotlight on safety consultancy
Spotlight on safety consultancy
CASE STUDY
Stuart Gilkinson CMIOSH is a chartered health and safety professional and managing director of Dorset Health and Safety Ltd (DHS). Here he describes the responsibilities of safety consultants in the health and safety industry, and his own route into the role …
Facilities management Q&A
Facilities management Q&A
CASE STUDY
with Kuehne + Nagel Overland site operations & process manager, Richard Hay
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 …

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 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
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
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
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