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Take cover!
Take cover!
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Providing medical cover for serving personnel comes under the responsibility of the MoD, but what happens when you leave? Peter Allen, former Royal Marines Officer and healthcare consultant, has the lowdown on how responsibility for care continues after active service
Helping Veterans build a brighter future
Helping Veterans build a brighter future
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The majority of Service leavers make a successful transition to civilian life, but not all of them. Leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, Stoll, helps those who are the most vulnerable, providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. This month we hear from Stoll’s outreach worker Sophie Brassington (pictured above) and Georgina, a Veteran who was housed by Stoll after leaving the Forces. him …
Get AHED …
Get AHED …
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… with an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Even if you think you don’t have the necessary qualifications for HE, the Diploma can help you get on to the courses you need to pursue a graduate profession. Take a look at our beginner’s guide to what’s involved …
Inspiring independence
Inspiring independence
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Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – helps the most vulnerable by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. Here, former Lance Corporal Kofi Brempong tells us exactly what Stoll did for him …
Distance Learning
Distance Learning
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With distance learning, let the classroom come to you!
Part of the union
Part of the union
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Regular Quest contributor Ralph Straw reports once more from the resettlement frontline, this time with some sound advice – learned the hard way, through personal experience – about why you really should consider joining a trades union when you make your own transition to a civilian career. Not doing so could cost you more than your job’s worth …
SARAH DAVIS
SARAH DAVIS
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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 Sarah Davies, director of I Am Strong Coaching, and you need to be flexible, focused and fully ready to adapt to the demands of your new role
Making tomorrow independence day
Making tomorrow independence day
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Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – is there for the most vulnerable. Looking for work in civvy street after serving in the RAF, Nicola Stokes found herself in need of their help. Here’s her story …
The unexpected enemy
The unexpected enemy
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Quest ‘civvy’ contributor Ryan Mansfield reports from the resettlement frontline on an issue likely to be of concern to our readers: the unforeseen difficulties you may encounter with colleagues in the civilian workplace. While his focus here is on teaching, much of Ryan’s guidance has wider applications …
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
Using learning credits with individual resettlement training costs
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The MoD has optimised funding for Service leavers so they can use learning credits during resettlement with their individual resettlement training costs (IRTC) grant to pay towards the cost of eligible learning activities.

Training See all

Dorset Health and Safety Limited | Construction
Dorset Health and Safety Limited are training company based in Salisbury and are the leading health and safety courses provider in the southwest. We pride ourselves in being able to provide an unbeatable personal service from the time of booking, throughout your training, through to course completion and beyond. We are accredited to deliver NEBOSH, IOSH and Qualsafe Award training courses and have delivered successful training to well over 1000 service personnel to date.
South West
Woodward SHE Ltd | Construction
We are a family company which always offers the highest level of customer care. We are an accredited provider of NEBOSH, IOSH and Highfield (HABC) training courses, and are one of the largest providers of NEBOSH courses in the country.
North West, Scotland, Yorkshire and Humber

Jobs See all

The Development Initiative Ltd (TDI) | Logistics & Distribution Management and LeadershipProject Management
TDI prides itself on finding the best person for the job and building sustainable relationships with staff. Each applicant receives consideration without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race or religion.
The Development Initiative Ltd (TDI)

Univeristy See all

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.
Greater London
Bucks New University | Distance Learning
At Bucks New University, we offer a range of specialist postgraduate and professional programmes, many of which can be studied flexibly to help fit your qualification around your professional and personal commitments.
International