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Coach and bus travel savings for serving and former members of the Armed Forces
Coach and bus travel savings for serving and former members of the Armed Forces
NEWS
National Express offers the largest discount of its kind in the UK on its coach services (60% off travel), through the Defence Discount Service, and recently extended the discount to include group bookings, so if a serving member of the Armed Forces books discounted travel with National Express he/she can also book his/family at the full discounted rate. The discount details are as follows.
A PhD in pants!
A PhD in pants!
NEWS
A scientist at the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is celebrating after his research into washing underpants earned him a PhD from Cranfield University.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 1: Assess your skills
SUPERCHARGE YOUR JOB SEARCH Part 1: Assess your skills
ARTICLES
Want to find your ideal job? Need to be able to prepare an excellent CV, answer tough interview questions and impress prospective employers? Lynn Williams, author of Ultimate Job Search, is on hand with the advice you need to power up your job search …
Think you’re not qualified for a healthcare career? Think again!
Think you’re not qualified for a healthcare career? Think again!
ARTICLES
There are almost 410 Access to HE courses in health-related subjects and more than 200 specifically designed for progression to a degree in nursing. Each year, around 50% of Access to HE students study Diplomas in health, public services and care. Could you join them?
Gavin Jones
Gavin Jones
CASE STUDY
Gavin served for 24 years in the Royal Logistics Corps, taking part in deployments to the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. His last role was as a Brigade Ordnance Warrant Officer.
Essa Badjie
Essa Badjie
CASE STUDY
Essa was a corporal in the Army for ten years, being a part of different units/regiments, and also had a previous role as an HR administrator. He was based in various locations for six years before coming back to the UK.
Tiffany Hemming
Tiffany Hemming
CASE STUDY
Tiffany joined the Territorial Army in 1997, moving to the Regular Army in 2000 until she left the Armed Forces in October 2017. Her final role was overseeing the procurement of medical equipment and information systems, and all chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment for Defence. She took part in deployments to Afghanistan in 2009 as Officer Commanding Close Support Medical Squadron, and also to Bosnia and Kosovo.
Life-changing opportunities through lifelong learning
Life-changing opportunities through lifelong learning
ARTICLES
York St John University has been a leading education, training and research institution for 177 years. Equality, ambition and social justice are at the heart of the University’s ethos and this is reflected in its reputation for academic excellence, graduate employability and strong sense of community.
Trade Skills 4U opens four new electrical training facilities to deliver 18th Edition courses
Trade Skills 4U opens four new electrical training facilities to deliver 18th Edition courses
NEWS
Trade Skills 4U, the UK’s premier electrical training company, is excited to announce the opening of four brand new facilities, based at Durham CCC, Cardiff, Hatfield and Coventry …
Rocket science
Rocket science
ARTICLES
‘If you love space (and I do),’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘you have to admire Elon Musk. Despite being told it would never work, so many times, he has done what any boy dreams of: making rockets and playing with them like toys.’ Could you apply the same enthusiasm and belief to the ‘reusable rocket’ of your potential new business?

Training See all

Gastec Training & Assessment Centres Ltd | Building - Electrical
Gastec Training and Assessment Centres is the leading supplier of training and assessment services to the utilities industries. We have been providing training services at all levels for over 20 years, initially basic Corgi Gas accreditation from a single centre.
South East

Jobs See all

HGV2 Trunking Driver | Driving & Transport ManagementHGV TransportTransport & Logistics
We have various clients around Essex and the surrounding area whom are seeking HGV2, HIAB and Moffatt Drivers. Any of these licences are accepted.
Pyramid Recruitment
HGV2 Trunking Driver | Driving & Transport ManagementHGV TransportTransport & Logistics
We have various clients around High Wycombe and the surrounding area whom are seeking HGV2, HIAB and Moffatt Drivers. Any of these licences are accepted.
Pyramid Recruitment

Univeristy 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
Bucks New University | Distance Learning
At Bucks New University, we offer a range of specialist postgraduate and professional programmes, many of which can be studied flexibly to help fit your qualification around your professional and personal commitments.
International