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From Navy to agile pro
From Navy to agile pro
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Tim Scrivener, a former Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, has successfully transitioned from his military career to civilian life, now thriving as an Agile Transformation Consultant.

Important aspects of a military divorce
Important aspects of a military divorce
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Zoe Hewines from The Family Law Company explains what you need to know about your position if youíve decided to get divorced.

Higher level, wider choice
Higher level, wider choice
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Higher education at a college or university is about more than bachelor’s degrees. It refers to qualifications and courses you can take after the age of 18. That includes diplomas, foundation years and more – in fact, a range of options, many of which have a vocational slant. So, if you’re ready to aim higher, HE could be the option for you …

Distance learning in close-up
Distance learning in close-up
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Sometimes also referred to as online learning or remote study (among other things), distance learning offers the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – wherever in the world you are and without distractions …

Expand your education options
Expand your education options
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If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life, an Access Diploma could be just what you need to open wide your window of opportunity …

Does your future lie in digital infrastructure?
Does your future lie in digital infrastructure?
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A career in the digital infrastructure industry could well be the perfect fit for you. But what exactly is it, and how can you get the qualifications you need?

How your state pension keeps its value
How your state pension keeps its value
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Following on from our previous article* – and staying with the theme of ‘the effects of inflation on pensions’ – here we explain how your State Pension (sometimes referred to as the ‘old age pension’) retains its value …

Put your skills in the spotlight
Put your skills in the spotlight
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… during your civilian job search by shining a light on the many transferable skills – both ‘soft’ and technical – you can demonstrate thanks to your military career.

Info for the cyber insider
Info for the cyber insider
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Here at Quest, we’re aware that cyber security is on the up as a popular career choice among Service leavers. If it’s a sector you’ve set your sights on, Airbus CyberSecurity has rounded up a list of tech predictions that we hope you’ll find useful. Based on trends identified at its Security Operations Centres in France, the UK and Germany, as well as recent geopolitical and social events, the full list of predictions provides insider information that will inform you – and could set you apart from the rest

Could you be an ethical hacker?
Could you be an ethical hacker?
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SaluteMyJob is once again teaming up with Abertay University, the UK’s leading provider of advanced ethical hacking courses, to deliver a pioneering programme that aims to support members of the Armed Forces community on their journey towards a promising and exciting new career in this field …

Make a success of your resettlement
Make a success of your resettlement
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How can you approach your resettlement and transition journey in a successful and positive way? The best and most practical answer to that question is probably, ‘Ask for help’, so here’s some sound advice on how to do just that …

The apprenticeship advantage
The apprenticeship advantage
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Want to earn while you learn, gain hands-on experience and industry-specific qualifications in your chosen field? An apprenticeship could be (more than) just the job!

The CPI and your pension why does it matter?
The CPI and your pension why does it matter?
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With the Consumer Price Index seemingly a permanent fixture in the news these days – and due to soar even higher – just what does it mean for you and your Armed Forces pension? The Forces Pension Society is here with the knowledge you need …

Leading questions
Leading questions
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If you have been in a leadership role while in uniform, have you stopped to consider whether military leadership differs from that found in the civilian workplace? Is a similar leadership philosophy required? What about leadership style? And do both sectors hold to the same leadership values? Former Army Captain turned fiction author Steve Higgs is here with some answers …

What’s your resettlement resolution?
What’s your resettlement resolution?
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If you’re looking for the perfect new start, the digital infrastructure industry could help you achieve that goal …

ELC 101: getting started
ELC 101: getting started
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There are several stages to the ELC process. Full details are set out in Joint Service Publication 822 (JSP 822).

Veteran information and support directory
Veteran information and support directory
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The first point of contact for veterans seeking support, Veterans’ Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help them with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.

Ready to press reset?
Ready to press reset?
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When the time comes for you to make the transition to civvy street, it’s vital to seek out the right support to help your journey go as smoothly as possible – even more so if you’re leaving as a result of injury or illness …

Royal Marine Commando turns intrusion analyst
Royal Marine Commando turns intrusion analyst
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Former Royal Navy Mechanical Engineer turned Royal Marines Commando, Rich Barratt, was one of 30 ex-military personnel who took part in SaluteMyJob’s eight-week course to train him as a cyber ‘penetration tester’ …

My digital transition
My digital transition
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With 14 years in the Royal Air Force and another 9 in the Army under her belt, Lisa Berry, 49, left the Forces in 2015 after just short of 24 years’ service. With her transferable skills augmented by industry-specific qualifications courtesy of CNet Training, she is now working as a network design engineer. In this special Q&A, she tells QUEST why she is keen to encourage other Service leavers to follow suit – particularly other women …

Resettlement Training Courses 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
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
National Motorsport Academy | Engineering - Electrical / Electronic
NMA offer the World’s first Online Motorsport Engineering Degrees, allowing you to study flexibly, around work and family for a career in Motorsport. Degrees awarded by our academic partner De Montfort University, Leicester (DMU).
Nationwide
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

Latest Jobs See all

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
Maintenance with Plumbing Experience | Schools
Sedbergh School are seeking to appoint a Maintenance Assistant with Plumbing experience to join their hardworking maintenance team.
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