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Ex-military recruitment specialists to merge

Ex-military recruitment specialists to merge

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13 Dec, 2018

Employers looking to capitalise on ex-military talent are set to benefit from the merger of two specialist recruitment consultancies. SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting recently announced their merger, joining forces to provide a more comprehensive set of integrated Veterans-focused advisory, recruitment and training services that will better serve employers and ex-military jobseekers alike.

On merging, a new company will be formed, known as SMJ Consulting Services Ltd (SMJ), focusing exclusively on helping employers benefit from ex-military and reservist talent. SaluteMyJob will still continue to help former Service personnel and reservists with expert career guidance and support in their job search.

The new consultancy will help employers to plan and implement Armed Forces programmes and build pipelines of talent, particularly those roles where employers have skills gaps. Employers will benefit from the wider range of services available and having access to a larger pool of ex-military talent. Ex-military jobseekers will benefit from the merger in terms of access to more job opportunities from a broader range of employers looking for ex-military talent.

With more than 16,000 highly trained men and women leaving the Armed Forces every year, thousands more serving in the Reserves and a wider community of around one million working-age Veterans, the pool of ex-military talent is large and skilled enough to add value to any organisation. The new SMJ will make it easier for employers to source talent from a source many find hard to access.

Says managing director Brigadier (Retd) Andrew Jackson, ‘There is a clear strategic fit with J1, which specialises in a different sector of the ex-military market to us, and brings with it an excellent and well-established reputation. The merger will enable us to provide a wider and more coherent range of services to employers, and improved employment support to transitioning and former Service men and women.’ 

Managing director Lt Col (Retd) Nick Everard adds: ‘I have known Andrew Jackson for a long time, both during our time in the Army and since. I admire what he is achieving with SaluteMyJob and look forward to being a part of that, providing the firm with a new executive search capability under the J1 brand, as well as assisting with its growing consultancy offerings.’

To find out more about the work of SaluteMyJob, visit www.salutemyjob.com Employers who would like to find about more about how SMJ Consulting Services can help them can email Andrew Jackson at andrew@smjconsultingservices.co.uk or Nick Everard at nick@smjconsultingservices.co.uk

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