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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 …
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 …
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 …

Spending options
Spending options
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Once your ELC claim has been approved, you’ll find plenty of study and training course choices open to you …

Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
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As you prepare for employment, shining a light on the many transferable skills – ‘soft’ as well as technical – you can demonstrate thanks to your military career will help you in your quest to secure work, says Claire Withey, an associate solicitor in the military claims team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp …
Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
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Some Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries while serving in the Armed Forces. With so much change to come to terms with in every aspect of daily and family life, it isn’t surprising that many disabled veterans believe that they will never be able to participate in their favourite activities again. The impact that belief has on individuals who may have otherwise lived and breathed sport and fitness throughout their military careers cannot be underestimated.
Building a career beneath the waves
Building a career beneath the waves
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Austin Phillips and Richard Purdy – engineers from SMD, independent designer and manufacturer of work class and specialist subsea ROVs – tell us about the paths that led them to a career in subsea engineering …
How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
How you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
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The coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every aspect of life. In April 2020, Veterans UK announced that the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), designed to compensate Armed Forces Personnel injured during service, had been shut down as a result of COVID-19. Fortunately, the closure was only temporary and the scheme has since reopened, and although they may experience a backlog in the short term, it is positive news that a scheme that helps so many is once again operational.
Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
Enterprise Learning: gateway to opportunity
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In the second part of our new series on Enterprise Learning, Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE, CEO and Founder of X-Forces Enterprise and Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, tells us why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does. And, despite the current uncertainty we are experiencing, she tells us why Enterprise Learning should by no means be considered a luxury …
What is Enterprise Learning?
What is Enterprise Learning?
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Lt Colonel Ren Kapur MBE (pictured) is CEO and founder of X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) and Chair of the Soldiering On Awards. In this first part of our new series, she explains why enterprise skills are at the centre of everything she does – and, while we are experiencing the fallout from COVID-19, what exactly Enterprise Learning is and why it remains as important as ever …
A day in the life … Abi Thompson, project manager at SMD
A day in the life … Abi Thompson, project manager at SMD
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This new series takes a look at what it’s really like to work in some popular fields …

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

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 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
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
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
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