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The key difference
The key difference
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‘When I bump in to friends still in the Forces, or talk to customers still serving,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, ‘I’m often asked how self-employment compares with being in the Forces.’ In this, the first of a new series that aims to offer a flavour of what can happen when you’re self-employed, you might find a few answers to that question …
Learn for life and make learning work for you
Learn for life and make learning work for you
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When you ask young children what they want to be when they grow up they are often very clear: ‘I’m going to be an astronaut … a princess … a doctor.’ Not all of us can realise our childhood dreams, but for some they do come true. Find out how QAA-recognised Access to HE qualifications have helped others follow their dreams and change their lives – many of whom thought higher education wasn’t really for them
Get paid – painlessly
Get paid – painlessly
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This article is for you if you’re thinking about self-employment and going it alone, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. He’s here with more of his customary good advice – this month, very pertinently, his topic is getting paid on time
How to win in the workplace
How to win in the workplace
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Planning on hanging up your rank and uniform on Friday and sliding effortlessly into your new civilian career Monday? Think again! There is serious competition out there, says professional coach and mentor Sarah Davies, and you need to be flexible, focused and fully ready to adapt to the demands of your new role
A new vision for vulnerable Veterans
A new vision for vulnerable Veterans
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Field Marshal the Lord Walker of Aldringham, Head of the British Armed Forces from 2003–2006, highlights one charity’s vision to help reduce homelessness among the UK’s most vulnerable Veterans
HE’s apprenticeship revolution
HE’s apprenticeship revolution
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Apprenticeships are at the forefront of a huge change in the world of higher education – it is now possible to be an apprentice at all levels of learning, right up to master’s
Hands-on higher education success
Hands-on higher education success
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Barney Polden graduated from the College of Osteopaths in 2017 with a first-class degree and was nominated by the College for the Institute of Osteopathy’s (iO) Rising Star award. Here’s Barney’s back story …
Your attention please!
Your attention please!
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Regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, is here with the first in a new series of regular features on how not to leave the Forces. First under the microscope is pensions – undeniably boring, but at the same time vitally important to your future
Trades salaries in the spotlight
Trades salaries in the spotlight
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Electricians’ salaries remain the highest in the building trades. Training provider Trade Skills 4U has some advice on how you too can join their well-paid ranks

Words of wisdom
Words of wisdom
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An eclectic mix of war, love, fun and sadness, The Words of the Wise Old Paratrooper, by Robin Horsfall, is a collection of humorous short stories with a military flavour, accompanied by poetry and philosophical thoughts – some deep, others satirical …
It’s all about that base
It’s all about that base
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Stoll is the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, helping the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. Former Para Steve Plume tells us how they gave him a firm foundation on which to build his life …

Resettlement Training Courses See all

Cycle Systems Ltd | Sports / Fitness & Leisure
Established in 2007 , Cycle Systems is one of the longest standing and leading providers of Pro Level 3 training in bicycle maintenance in the UK.
South West
FutureSmart | Management and Leadership
FutureSmart provides the opportunity to study masters degrees, professional and even training qualifications wrapped around your present life. The way forward has many options but we help make your choice become a reality. We specialise in supporting military personnel to gain key qualifications, to ensure a supported transition into civilian careers.
International, Nationwide
University of Chichester | Accountancy and Book-keeping
The University of Chichester is a respected institution that offers a wide variety of courses. It has been in the Top 40 of UK universities for the past four consecutive years (Guardian University Guide 2024).
South East
Wellingtone | Project Management
As an Accredited Training Provider of the Association for Project Management (APM) we are proud to have authored more training courses that have been independently Accredited by the APM than any other organisation. Our exclusive range of ground-breaking courses demonstrate our thought leadership and innovation, with high pass rates, and available through ELCAS.
Nationwide
TRAINFITNESS | Personal trainer
Kickstart your career as a personal trainer with the best rated personal training courses in the industry. In-Person, weekend, on-demand and online – we have the perfect PT course for you.
Nationwide

Latest Jobs See all

Physical Security Development Engineer | Engineering - Electrical / ElectronicSecurity
You’re an enthusiastic team player with a passion for computers and electronics. You enjoy developing and building prototypes and creating products using the latest 3D printing technology. And you’re a highly creative self-starter who’s ready to work on your own or alongside other members of a small team. But now you want to do something new. You want to take your career to a different level, and work with an organisation that has real influence around the world.
FCDO SERVICES
Housekeepers/Cleaners (International Summer School) | Schools
We are seeking to appoint a number of International Summer School Housekeepers over a fixed term period - commencing on 5th July 2024 until 23rd August 2024. The job holder is responsible for providing a comprehensive laundry and cleaning service for our International Summer School guests and will be allocated to one of the boarding houses. This role would be particularly suited to students or for those looking for some extra income over the summer.
Bishop’s Stortford College
Teacher of Geography (Part Time) | Schools
We are looking to recruit an excellent classroom practitioner as a part time Teacher of Geography to join our committed team of specialist teachers from September 2024.
Bishop’s Stortford College
Teacher of Physical Education | Schools
The College is seeking to appoint a Teacher of Physical Education to inspire and educate our extraordinary and talented pupils, for either a September 2024 or January 2025 start. Reporting into our Director of Sport, Health & Fitness, these roles will be integral in helping us to shape a bright and prosperous future for our Sports, Health and Fitness provision.
Bishop’s Stortford College
Grounds Person (Sports Turf) | Schools
Sedbergh School is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy Estates Department as a full time Grounds Person.
Sedbergh School

University See all

University of Chichester | Accountancy and Book-keeping
The University of Chichester is a respected institution that offers a wide variety of courses. It has been in the Top 40 of UK universities for the past four consecutive years (Guardian University Guide 2024).
South East
Aston University | Teaching
WHAT IS THE AUEA TROOPS FOR TEACHERS PROGRAMME? AUEA’s Troops to Teachers is an initiative designed to support service personnel preparing to leave or who have recently left the Armed Forces become University Technical College (UTC) trainers/teachers.
West Midlands
Anglia Ruskin University | Health Care and Nursing
If you’re a serving member of the Armed Forces looking to develop your knowledge and skills to enhance your existing role, or you’re planning for life after military service, then ARU can help.
East of England
University of Sterling |
The one thing that students talk about the most at the University of Stirling is the sense of community. At Stirling, students from all different backgrounds come together on a beautiful campus and are able to settle in, make new friends and get involved in everything there is to offer.
Scotland
Queen Margaret University |
We are proud to support armed forces veterans and are committed to supporting ex-service members (and their families) who are seeking re-training back in the civilian world.
Scotland