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Data Centres
Data Centres
Prepare to meet the challenge of change
Prepare to meet the challenge of change
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

Unlock your potential – in and out of lockdown
Unlock your potential – in and out of lockdown
ARTICLES

Advice from Kevin Grist (pictured above) of RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity on how to keep your job search on track during the Covid pandemic and after …

Sport and Fitness
Sport and Fitness
Rail Industry
Rail Industry
Pear Tree Projects Ltd
Pear Tree Projects Ltd
G4S Canine Security Services
G4S Canine Security Services
Believe in yourself … and your skills
Believe in yourself … and your skills
ARTICLES

Recent research has revealed that some veterans lack confidence in the skills their military experience can bring to the civilian workplace. It’s a view that, fortunately, is not widely shared by employers …

Tackling the data centre skills shortage
Tackling the data centre skills shortage
ARTICLES

It takes a lot for competing companies to work together for the betterment of an entire industry, but that’s exactly what is happening now to help tackle the data centre skills shortage …

Close Protection
Close Protection
Computing and IT
Computing and IT
Building Trades
Building Trades
Unwrapping the true value of veterans
Unwrapping the true value of veterans
ARTICLES

Transferable skills are for life, not just for Service. That’s why civilian employers should welcome veterans to their workforce, says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Here he explains why …

Will you send a card to Stan?
Will you send a card to Stan?
NEWS

A volunteer at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is asking people to help a 100-year-old veteran, former Second World War Gunner Stan Vickers, celebrate Christmas this year by sending him cards and well wishes …

Pall-Ex delivers £25,000 donation to Combat Stress
Pall-Ex delivers £25,000 donation to Combat Stress
NEWS

Pall-Ex (UK) Ltd has underlined its commitment to veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress with a £25,000 donation …

How Eric engineered a future in gas
How Eric engineered a future in gas
NEWS

After 38 years’ service, WO1 Eric Bristow, 57, is leaving the Forces this December to work as a gas engineer, having specialised as an Artificer in the Royal Marines. While serving, he achieved an engineering degree, as well as civilian plumbing and heating qualifications.

CNet receives MoD’s highest badge of honour
CNet receives MoD’s highest badge of honour
NEWS

In November, employers and organisations from across London, the east and south-east of England attended a ceremony at the Honourable Artillery Company in London to receive their Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards, the MoD’s highest badge of honour in recognition of supporting the Armed Forces community …

Silver status for SAS
Silver status for SAS
NEWS

SAS, the global leader in analytics, has achieved Armed Forces Covenant Silver status for its support of serving and ex-military personnel …

Enhancing the lives of Catterick Forces families
Enhancing the lives of Catterick Forces families
NEWS

Amey and its supply chain partner, Tivoli, have committed to working with social enterprise e50k to enhance the lived experience of Forces families at Catterick Garrison …

Free advice for veterans seeking a role in the Fire Service
Free advice for veterans seeking a role in the Fire Service
NEWS

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is teaming up with representatives from the Fire Service to offer free careers advice to any job-seeking veterans interested in a role …

Training Courses See all

G4S Canine Security Services | Close Protection
G4S is the world’s largest security supplier. The canine division is based just outside London and supports professional deployments across the UK and beyond with specialist training and dog/handler teams.
GTG Training | Driving Instruction
With over 40 years’ experience, GTG Training is now into its third decade of delivering training to ex-forces personnel who want to gain a nationally recognised civilian qualification and get back into the world of work.
Scotland, West Midlands
Professional Academy | Distance Learning
Professional Academy provide accredited qualifications and training in Marketing, Management, and Sales.These are ideal if you’re looking to move into a new industry and want to gain relevant knowledge, as well as boosting your CV for new employment opportunities. Everyone can gain skills and renewed confidence by studying with us, and we’re passionate about making this happen.
Nationwide
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

Latest Jobs See all

Pear Tree Projects Ltd | Health Care and Nursing
We require caring and empathetic individuals to work as Residential Social Care Workers looking after children and young people in small, well-established homes.
Residential Social Care Worker
GTG Training | Driving InstructionTransport & Logistics
We are recruiting for a LGV Instructor to work at GTG Training Branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton.
GTG Training Branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton.
ROTALA Diamond NW & Preston (Bus) |
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
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
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

Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London | Distance Learning
The Blizard Institute is home to a lively postgraduate community, and its Postgraduate Taught (PGT) programmes are led by experts and informed by the latest research. We offer courses both in-house and through Distance Learning, with The Blizard Institute having the largest proportion of distance learning courses found within Queen Mary University of London. We have a wide range of PGT courses run by several of our Centres within the Blizard, which focus on knowledge, theory, research methodology and practical application.
Greater London
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
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
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