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A practical guide to PTSD support
A practical guide to PTSD support
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Recognising that many current and former UK Service personnel have been deeply affected by the recent military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the Military Claims Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, shines a spotlight on PTSD and the support available to those who may be struggling with this potentially debilitating condition or caring for someone who is …

Auto industry in drive to recruit Service leavers
Auto industry in drive to recruit Service leavers
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Both the automotive sector and veterans rallied to offer help and support during the pandemic, deploying vehicle fleets and transporting PPE to hospitals and vulnerable communities. Recognising this valuable connection, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has pledged its commitment to advocate for the recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel across the automotive industry …

‘Refuelling my resilience’
‘Refuelling my resilience’
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Meet Army Reserve Corporal Natasha Jones, an NHS dietitian in an emotionally demanding civilian role, who is reaping the benefits of also being able to refuel and rearm Apache helicopters …

Veterans-focused mental health service launched by NHS
Veterans-focused mental health service launched by NHS
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Veterans suffering a mental health crisis will receive specialist care as part of the new Op Courage service, a collaborative project between NHS England and the Office for Veterans Affairs. Claire Withey, an associate solicitor in the military claims team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, reports …

Reaping benefits beyond the workplace
Reaping benefits beyond the workplace
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Police Inspector and experienced Army Reservist Babatunde Adeyeye welcomes the skills development opportunities that come along with his dual roles, neither of which is what you’d call the regular nine-to-five …

So much more than a weekend hobby
So much more than a weekend hobby
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RAF Reserve Gary Forder is living his childhood dream of serving in the Armed Forces, and enjoying all the benefits and opportunities offered by Reservist life …

‘Without CNet I would not be in the role I’m in today’
‘Without CNet I would not be in the role I’m in today’
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… so says Peter Granger, who in this feature discusses his CNet resettlement training and how it helped to shape his career upon leaving the Armed Forces …

Study for an MBA
Study for an MBA
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Do you mean business? If your CV includes an MBA, it’s likely to focus employers’ attention. It’s a highly respected qualification, sought after in a wide range of career sectors, and the routes to achieving it are eminently flexible. So what are you waiting for?

ELC 101: getting started
ELC 101: getting started
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There are several stages to the ELC process. Full details are set out in Joint Service Publication 822 (JSP 822).

How teamwork really did make the dream work
How teamwork really did make the dream work
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This is the inspirational story of how Richard Harvey, with the support of ELCAS and Study Active, achieved his dream of qualifying as a personal trainer and opening his very own gym, The Hurt Locker Bridport …

The Resettlement Grant
The Resettlement Grant
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Many of you will be leaving the Armed Forces with a Resettlement Grant. The amounts paid have recently been updated for 2021 …

Selected support organisations
Selected support organisations
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​Just a few of the many organisations that exist to offer advice, information and support to Service leavers …

Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
Open up your options with an Access to HE Diploma
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If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you 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 …

Distance learning in close-up
Distance learning in close-up
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Whether or not your study or training plans are still being hampered by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, distance learning offers the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – wherever in the world you are and without distractions …

Time to step up to higher ed?
Time to step up to higher ed?
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Higher education at a college or university is about more than just degree courses – it offers a range of options, many of which have a more vocational slant. So, if you’re ready to step up to the next level, HE could be the option for you …

Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
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Under the ELC scheme, most courses of study undertaken by individuals still serving are exempt from taxation, either as income or as a benefit in kind, if they can be justified as ‘work related’ …

Already left?
Already left?
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How to claim your ELC if you are no longer serving …

Make your claim with care
Make your claim with care
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Don’t let queries or rejection slow down your claim – get it right first time!

Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
Streamline your application with our list of dos and don’ts
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Useful pointers to help you get your claim right-first-time …

Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
Help yourself – and benefit your Service too
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If you use your ELC wisely while still in uniform it will also be of benefit to your Service …

Training Courses See all

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.
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Akona Ltd | Close Protection
AKONA RAIL (NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence) / AKONA ELEARNING / AKONA EVENTS / AKONA SECURITY
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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

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Store Person - Lock Store | Facilities Management Health & SafetyLocksmith
The Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best. We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently. Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – this is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, and includes the estate of the Home Office, Prisons, Probation, MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies.
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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.
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Team Manager – Submarine Operations and Support | Maritime & Marine
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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.
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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
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
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
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.
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