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Want to know where to work?
Want to know where to work?
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Check out this guide to the best-performing business sectors in the UK
Prepared to succeed
Prepared to succeed
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Now working as technical developer with CNet, Clint Sherratt’s time in the Forces saw him work hard to accumulate skills and qualifications that he knew would stand him in good stead on leaving …
The future is soft
The future is soft
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Employment patterns are changing, nowadays a job for life is rare and it is expected that in future it will be normal to change career many times during your working life. Do you have the skills to succeed in this new world of work?
Working for the wounded
Working for the wounded
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The Scar Free Foundation recently announced its conflict wound research priorities and launched a call for pilot studies to address these vital areas. If you or someone you know has been affected by this issue, read on to find out about the valuable work of this very special organisation – and some of those it has already helped
Fully charge your future
Fully charge your future
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Become an electric vehicle charging point installer in one of today’s fastest-growing industries
Uniting to fight homelessness
Uniting to fight homelessness
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Working alongside likeminded charities and organisations, Stoll recently opened the door on the new No Homeless Veterans campaign, which aims to support all veterans in housing need
It’s not rocket science
It’s not rocket science
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‘With the 50th anniversary of the moon landings this year, and my love of anything space related, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to look at what we can learn from the amazing achievement of getting a human walking on the moon,’ says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. So here he is, with some of his customary down-to-earth advice …
Making university affordable for you
Making university affordable for you
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Members of the Armed Forces are just as welcome at university as anyone else, and if you are looking to study at university next year, there are a number of useful military bursaries available …
A home fit for a hero
A home fit for a hero
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As the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans, Stoll supports the most vulnerable Service leavers by providing them with an affordable home to rent and the support they need to lead independent lives. People come to Stoll at various stages in their lives, from those who have just started their transition to civilian life to others who require assistance much later, such as George Brown, who – with his wife Anne – moved into the Sir Oswald Stoll Mansions in 2014 …
The full package
The full package
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Lieutenant Gary Bickley, Royal Navy, reports on his experience of NEBOSH instruction at Woodward SHE Ltd
Key skills
Key skills
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Do you have a business idea in your head that just won’t go away? Are you imagining a life beyond uniform where you control your own destiny and become your own boss? I remember it well,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. And, to celebrate 15 years of running his own business, he’s here with 15 tips to support you on your own journey.
The perfect fit for Forces families
The perfect fit for Forces families
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Recruit for Spouses is an independent social enterprise that is dedicated to supporting, championing and finding gainful employment for spouses and partners of members of our Armed Forces – and getting talent back into the workforce
Happy in your own company?
Happy in your own company?
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Of all the challenges you’ll face in starting your own business, loneliness may be the hardest to cope with, says Steve Bulleyment, director of Lincolnshire-based specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man and Quest’s self-employment guru
Street food start-ups
Street food start-ups
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As a nation, we are big foodies. Whether we are gorging on TV shows like MasterChef or The Great British Bake Off, or queuing up to try the new healthy juice bar in town, everyone wants good food and they want it now. But street food is not only a huge hit among customers looking for a more fun and convenient way of dining, it is also a great way for budding chefs to take the leap into entrepreneurship …
Furthering her career
Furthering her career
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In its first year, the Further Forces programme has helped people from all roles within the Armed Forces to find new careers as teachers of post-16 students. Hannah Payne, currently undertaking a work placement as a lecturer at Hartpury College, is just one of them …
A life lived in colour
A life lived in colour
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Stoll resident and former WREN Mollie Macartney (pictured centre) – still an action woman at 94!
A business to suit you
A business to suit you
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Thinking about starting a business when you leave the Forces? ‘We’re going to look at the differences between being self-employed and running a business,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘They may look like the same thing on the outside, but they’re completely different animals …’
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
Support, structure, stability … Stoll
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When injuries forced Mac to leave Service life behind, he was distraught. Finding himself without a home and needing to regain some stability in his life, he reached out to Stoll …
Antisocial media
Antisocial media
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‘When you start a business, advisors will tell you to use your time to build up a presence on social media,’ says regular QUEST contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man. ‘After all, it’s free advertising. But are you ready to waste all that time? And are you ready to become public property?’ This month, Steve examines the truth about social media in business …
Is your family leaving the services?
Is your family leaving the services?
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The transition period between the point of activating your departure from the Armed Forces to handing in your military ID card on your final day can be an unsettling time for any Service leaver, but what about the impact it has on your family? Luckily Veterans’ Gateway is on hand with advice and support. Read on to find out more …

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Inspired2Be | Coaching and Mentoring
Inspired2be is a company with a passion for training people. I love using my 35 years of knowledge and experience in leadership, management and training, to ensure clients can grow and develop in both their personal and professional lives.
East Midlands
Able Skills | Building Trades
Able Skills have been providing construction training since 2002, We are the largest private Construction Training Centre in the UK. We aim to make construction training accessible and inclusive to all, which is why many of our courses can be undertaken on a flexible/part-time basis, enabling you to fit your learning around prior commitments.
South East, Dartford, Kent
Scruminc. | Facilities Management
Our ELCAS-approved courses are crafted by industry experts, equipping you with the latest insight and resources in business agility. We bring you the most relevant experience from our global clients. Whether you’re seeking to enhance your leadership skills, become a Scrum Master, or explore other career paths in Agility, Scrum Inc.’s ELCAS courses have you covered
United States
Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Operatives in the Private Security Industry | Close Protection
Capricorn Training as been providing security training for over 10 years with high pass rates, our focus is to ensure that the learners receive the most relevant up to date training possible delivered by experienced instructors. The training centre at the Capricorn Security group plays a key role in implementing quality assurance , offering employment support and ensuring courses meets the needs of the industry. Capricorn are the leading North west Close Protection employer and the team offer expertise within the industry with real life work experience opportunities.
Lancashire
TECOL - Technical Education Centre | Accountancy and Book-keeping
At TECOL, we provide the opportunity to study a range of fully accredited (Pearson – Edexcel BTEC), nationally recognised, technical qualifications to complement your existing skills and interests in Engineering, Business and Digital Technologies.
International, Nationwide

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