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Winners of Women in Defence UK Awards 2019 announced
Winners of Women in Defence UK Awards 2019 announced
NEWS

The winners of the Women in Defence UK Awards were recently announced at a ceremony attended by guests from across the defence enterprise. Air Marshal Sue Gray presented the awards at a ceremony at the Guildhall, London, to the winners of each of the 10 categories and an overall award for Woman of the Year. This year – the awards’ fourth – more than 470 nominations were received from across the defence community, including the Armed Forces, MoD civil service, GCHQ, MI5, defence industry and the defence third sector.

Free online counter-terrorism training
Free online counter-terrorism training
NEWS

Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence holders can now access free online counter-terrorism training from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), which has created special password-protected access for the security industry. This means that everyone – from frontline operatives to managers and directors – can access up-to-date counter-terrorism guidance free of charge.

Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
NEWS

Prime Minister. Galactic pilot. Strictly head judge. Formula One racing driver. Pope. These are just a few of the many outrageously ambitious job vacancies that Sam Broadley applied to fill over the course of 17 years, from England manager aged 19 to James Bond at 36. He was successful in none of them.

The veterans putting positive action in the frame
The veterans putting positive action in the frame
COVER STORY
Pioneering charity The Village operates a unique collaborative programme in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho, which showcases the positive impact of veterans on isolated communities. At this time of year, when we focus on the importance of giving, Quest takes a look at the contribution of a group of veterans who have chosen to give back to locals in a very practical way – turning thoughts into deeds, while also benefiting from the experience themselves
Pants on fire?
Pants on fire?
ARTICLES

You can’t get away with little white lies on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs over the past decade, in light of survey results which revealed that three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV

All I want for Christmas …
All I want for Christmas …
ARTICLES

… well it wasn’t this, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. Freezing wind-tunnel conditions, snow falling and the light fading. Merry Christmas? Bah humbug!

Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
NEWS

To recognise the bravery of our military personnel and to help with life after they leave the service, electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U are proud to offer a training bursary scheme dedicated to those who have fought for our country.

Power up your HE options
Power up your HE options
ARTICLES

Throughout your Service career you will have been continually focusing on reskilling and upskilling, but you might need higher-level qualifications or 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 …

Want to know where to work?
Want to know where to work?
ARTICLES

Check out this guide to the best-performing business sectors in the UK

Prepared to succeed
Prepared to succeed
ARTICLES

Now working as technical developer with CNet, Clint Sherratt’s time in the Forces saw him work hard to accumulate skills and qualifications that he knew would stand him in good stead on leaving …

Building diversity
Building diversity
NEWS

13 Armed Forces organisations share in CITB funding to get 11,800 people of diverse backgrounds into construction …

Help for Armed Forces families to become school admissions savvy
Help for Armed Forces families to become school admissions savvy
NEWS

With more than 76,000 children from Armed Forces families attending schools in England, additional help is at hand to support these families to navigate the school admissions process.

Be part of something bigger – work with MAF
Be part of something bigger – work with MAF
NEWS

In the remote communities where we serve, medevacs happen all the time. MAF is a lifeline for thousands like Opeyeytato …

The future is soft
The future is soft
ARTICLES

Employment patterns are changing, nowadays a job for life is rare and it is expected that in future it will be normal to change career many times during your working life. Do you have the skills to succeed in this new world of work?

Working for the wounded
Working for the wounded
ARTICLES

The Scar Free Foundation recently announced its conflict wound research priorities and launched a call for pilot studies to address these vital areas. If you or someone you know has been affected by this issue, read on to find out about the valuable work of this very special organisation – and some of those it has already helped

A ‘foot in the door’ to civilian life
A ‘foot in the door’ to civilian life
CASE STUDY
Whenever military service is coming to an end it’s always good to have a plan. However, it also helps to do something that has the power to open up several different doors.
Fully charge your future
Fully charge your future
ARTICLES

Become an electric vehicle charging point installer in one of today’s fastest-growing industries

Charitable coffee on the hoof!
Charitable coffee on the hoof!
NEWS

Over just one weekend, a 40-year-old horse trailer has been converted into a mobile coffee bar by Combat2Coffee, a group of volunteers from the veterans community, with the aim to raise funds for military charities Help for Heroes and Combat Stress.

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

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

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
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
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
Edinburgh Business School | Accountancy & Book Keeping
Edinburgh Business School is the School of Business of Heriot-Watt University. We have been delivering postgraduate management education to our students for over 25 years.
International, Scotland
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