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Useful contacts
Useful contacts
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Need to know more? Here’s who can help …
It’s never too late!
It’s never too late!
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The Princess Royal, Patron of the Institute of Learning and Work, recently said that adult education is good for people’s health, self-esteem and employability. A report by the funding body for higher education in England says graduates are more likely to feel satisfied with their life, be happier and feel more worthwhile than non-graduates. Good reasons to think about going back to education. Find out how an Access to HE qualification could help …
Feeling lucky?
Feeling lucky?
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‘This is for you, if you are thinking about starting a business,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘Especially if you’re thinking about using your gratuity to fund it. Or maybe you don’t have a gratuity and you’re going to borrow the money, like I did. Either way, this article is about getting your best odds at the gambling table.’
Support where it’s needed
Support where it’s needed
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The majority who leave the Armed Forces make a successful transition back into civilian life, but some don’t. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, with its new Centenary Lodge due to open in June – helps the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. Craig is just one example …
Top tips for self-starters
Top tips for self-starters
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Chartered accountant, business adviser and author Allan Esler Smith has helped hundreds of people start up in business. Perhaps that could include you … but where can you get help and what are the current top tips? Allan’s here to help you get started on your self-employment journey.
MBA (Make a Better Application)
MBA (Make a Better Application)
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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?
Find a new place to belong
Find a new place to belong
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Higher education is not for everyone, but it could be your route through transition. Access to HE qualifications have already been the stepping stone to new careers for many members of the Forces family. Find out how the Access to Higher Education Diploma changed the lives of Mark, Tommy and Susan …
Disabled? Open up to free study
Disabled? Open up to free study
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The Open University (OU) recently launched the Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund, offering 50 disabled Veterans, injured in, or due to, military service, access to free OU education. In addition to free study, applicants will be offered further specialist careers and disability support. If this is something that could benefit you, read on …
Ready for your next road trip?
Ready for your next road trip?
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‘I love to travel,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘They say you can be addicted to it. If so, that’s me and it’s why I loved flying so much in the RAF. Visiting so many amazing places with a great crew was so rewarding. And travel is very much like starting a business …’
Strong foundations
Strong foundations
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Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans. Most who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll supports the most vulnerable Service leavers – like Martin – by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives.

Training See all

Cycle Systems | Sports / Fitness & Leisure
Cycle Systems runs the UK's longest standing and award-winning cycle mechanic training academy and is also a leading provider of high quality mobile cycle mechanic repair services.
South West
Bournemouth & Poole College | Certification / Professional Services
We are the largest provider of Further Education (FE) and Apprenticeships in the area. Our core focus is on developing the work skills of our students, so that when they leave us, they are ready to start or to progress within their chosen career.
South East

Jobs See all

Trainee Recruitment Consultant | Recruitment Consultant
Nicoll Curtin Group have 10 recruitment opportunities available to start in our London office in Fenchurch Street between now and August.
Nicoll Curtin Group
The Development Initiative Ltd (TDI) | BailiffsLogistics & Distribution Management and LeadershipProject Management
TDI was established in 2005 to provide extensive project management to both governmental and non-governmental organisations, incorporating the provision of landmine clearance, UXO disposal, mine risk education (MRE), improvised explosive device disposal (IEDD) and search training, fleet maintenance and remote logistics solutions in inaccessible and often hostile locations, primarily across Africa and the Middle East.
The Development Initiative Ltd (TDI)

Univeristy See all

University of Wales Trinity Saint David | Business Studies
UWTSD offers a wide range of degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We pride ourselves on our excellent links with industry with many courses delivering dual awards.
Wales