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Mind your own business!
Mind your own business!
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In the current difficult economic climate, self-employment can seem like an attractive option. Quest looks at the challenges of going it alone …
Preparing for redundancy
Preparing for redundancy
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Between September 2011 and January 2014 the MoD announced the various stages of its redundancy programme, due to take effect in batches over a period of several years as part of the government’s plan to cut the number of serving regulars from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2018. The MoD has made sure there is a robust resettlement process and a generous tax-free payment in place for all those selected for redundancy, to help make their transition to civilian life as smooth as possible.
Positive benefits
Positive benefits
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Regular Quest contributor and ex-Army Training Regiment instructor, Ralph Straw, reports from the resettlement frontline on the importance of knowing when to put yourself first
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

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The Surveillance Group Ltd | Photography
The Surveillance Group provides an unrivaled level of expertise in the world of specialist surveillance. Our teams of investigators are among the most highly qualified in the industry, and deliver the information demanded by our corporate clients with the utmost reliability.
West Midlands
Learner Driving Centre (LDC) | Driving Instruction
LDC operates one of the most successful national driving school networks in the UK.
Nationwide

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Serco | Aviation
Aircraft Avionic Technicians
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University Of Chichester | Counselling and Psychotherapy
The University of Chichester has proudly provided education in the city of Chichester since 1839, and in Bognor Regis since the 1940s.
South East
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