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Learning through a pandemic
Learning through a pandemic
CASE STUDY
CNet Training CEO Andrew Stevens talks to Quest about his company’s resettlement programmes and how CNet has managed to continue educating the industry throughout the pandemic …
Spotlight on safety consultancy
Spotlight on safety consultancy
CASE STUDY
Stuart Gilkinson CMIOSH is a chartered health and safety professional and managing director of Dorset Health and Safety Ltd (DHS). Here he describes the responsibilities of safety consultants in the health and safety industry, and his own route into the role …
Facilities management Q&A
Facilities management Q&A
CASE STUDY
with Kuehne + Nagel Overland site operations & process manager, Richard Hay
Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
Ex-Army Officer details plans for character building at independent college
CASE STUDY
A former Sub Unit Commander, Joint Operational Support Staff Officer, Senior Logistics Operational Officer and Officer Commanding Soldier Development has been appointed head of outdoor education at leading independent Welsh school, Christ College Brecon (CCB).
First RAF CIPD student graduates at CAVC
First RAF CIPD student graduates at CAVC
CASE STUDY
Corporal Carly Smith has become the first of the cohort of Armed Forces personnel to graduate in her Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) studies at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC).
The perfect fit
The perfect fit
CASE STUDY
‘Leaving the military as an able-bodied person is hard enough, let alone being disabled,’ says Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Holloway, who tells QUEST how, since leaving the Army following life-changing injuries, he has forged an all-action career in the fitness sector …
On the road, in uniform and out
On the road, in uniform and out
CASE STUDY
As you may have read elsewhere on the Quest website, Veterans’ Gateway recently introduced its first ever branded truck, kindly sponsored by international haulage business, Marine & Cargo, which recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant. One of the first veterans the company has employed since signing is 329 Dvr Ian M. Crome, formerly of the Royal Corps of Transport. Here’s what Ian has to say about his journey …
A ‘foot in the door’ to civilian life
A ‘foot in the door’ to civilian life
CASE STUDY
Whenever military service is coming to an end it’s always good to have a plan. However, it also helps to do something that has the power to open up several different doors.
‘Building new careers in construction
‘Building new careers in construction
CASE STUDY
According to one of the country’s leading suppliers of building materials, former Armed Forces personnel have the perfect traits for careers in construction. Here we introduce just a few of the many Service leavers who have gone on to craft themselves successful second careers in that flourishing sector
Craig Tiley, Signs Express (Stoke-on-Trent)
Craig Tiley, Signs Express (Stoke-on-Trent)
CASE STUDY
Craig served in the British Army for 15 years as a Logistics Specialist Royal Engineer. Read on to discover how he successfully made the transition from Forces to franchisee …
Jane Fryatt
Jane Fryatt
CASE STUDY
Meet the military spouse getting ahead in HR
Alastair Allison MSc, CISM SIRM
Alastair Allison MSc, CISM SIRM
CASE STUDY
Alastair Allison MSc, CISM SIRM, Director of Enterprise Risk, Bupa Insurance Ltd and Bupa Insurance Services Limited
Commanding Officer Joe Gossage, IRMCert
Commanding Officer Joe Gossage, IRMCert
CASE STUDY
Risk Manager for the Executive Committee of the Army Board, British Army
Simon Fisher
Simon Fisher
CASE STUDY
Regimental Sergeant Major Simon Fisher
From RAF to tech innovator
From RAF to tech innovator
CASE STUDY
Life as an RAF engineer taught me the value of operating in the air. I've drawn on this to help develop our drone business, says Elaine Whyte, now UK drones lead at PwC
Danny Abdy
Danny Abdy
CASE STUDY
Former Training Regiment Staff Sergeant now working to support vulnerable young people
Cyber studies: Jasmine Eyers
Cyber studies: Jasmine Eyers
CASE STUDY
Thanks to a partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute, SaluteMyJob is able to offer Veterans and Reservists free training in two of IBM’s key cyber security software products – ambitious Army communications systems specialist, Jasmine Eyers, is just one of those who has already benefited
Iain Clark - ICT Technician
Iain Clark - ICT Technician
CASE STUDY
Iain Clark left the RAF in November 2017, having served 12 years, with his final role being ICT Technician in Trade Group 4 (TG4). He left in the rank of Corporal and during his Service gained an ITIL Foundation qualification.
Mark Stevens – The Building Safety Group
Mark Stevens – The Building Safety Group
CASE STUDY
What’s this health and safety lark all about then?
Jon Willis - Travel Risk Manager
Jon Willis - Travel Risk Manager
CASE STUDY
with former Corporal Jon Willis

Training Courses See all

Professional Academy | Distance Learning
Professional Academy provide accredited qualifications and training in Marketing, Management, and Sales.These are ideal if you’re looking to move into a new industry and want to gain relevant knowledge, as well as boosting your CV for new employment opportunities. Everyone can gain skills and renewed confidence by studying with us, and we’re passionate about making this happen.
Nationwide
Akona Ltd | Close Protection
AKONA RAIL (NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Rail Engineering Technician Competence) / AKONA ELEARNING / AKONA EVENTS / AKONA SECURITY
North West
Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy | Locksmith
Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the armed forces; however with many companies offering varying standards of training choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision to make.
Nationwide, South West
Inspired2learn | Coaching & Mentoring
Are you ready to manage, lead, coach or mentor others in a new job role in ‘civvy street’?
International, Nationwide, South West
Train4All Construction Academy | Building - Bricklaying
Train4All Construction Academy was opened in 2008 to provide training for those working in or looking to enter into a career within the Construction Industry, with Mechanical Engineering and Welding coming on board with the Southwest WeldingAcademy in 2021.
South West

Latest Jobs See all

Store Person - Lock Store | Facilities Management Health & SafetyLocksmith
The Property Directorate is a customer focused organisation that exists to enable our customers to perform to their very best. We do this by providing high quality, easy to use services, and working environments that our customers want to work in, which support them to deliver their individual outputs efficiently. Our job is to manage one of the most diverse and complex estates in Government – this is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, and includes the estate of the Home Office, Prisons, Probation, MoJ HQ and Arm’s Length Bodies.
The Property Directorate
ROTALA Diamond NW & Preston (Bus) | AutomotiveEngineering - Mechanical
Looking for suitably qualified and enthusiastic staff who want to be part of our business and help us to drive the standards of bus travel up. Providing a safe clean reliable vehicle to our customers.
ROTALA Diamond Bus NW & Preston
Team Manager – Submarine Operations and Support | Maritime & Marine
Team Managers play a vital role, managing and leading teams of technical specialists through change to meet production targets, customer requirements and achieve wider organisation aims effectively. This role will directly support the Defence Customer and our national interests.
Team Manager – Submarine Operations and Support
Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) Senior Geospatial Specialist | Maritime & Marine
A unique opportunity for an Geospatial Specialist to further their experience working in a highly dynamic, operationally focussed area in support of some of the UK’s most important and strategic defence operations. Building a high level of direct engagement with Royal Navy end users this role offers a real window into a world that few outside serving armed forces personnel ever get to see.
Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) Senior Geospatial Specialist
Geospatial Specialist - Submarine Operations and Support (SOS) | Maritime & Marine
A unique opportunity for a Geospatial Specialist to benefit from working in a highly dynamic, operationally focussed area in support of some of the UK’s most important and strategic defence operations. Building a high level of direct engagement with Royal Navy end users this role offers a real window into a world that few outside serving armed forces personnel ever get to see.
Geospatial Specialist - Submarine Operations and Support (SOS)

University See all

Edinburgh Business School | Accountancy & Book Keeping
Edinburgh Business School is the School of Business of Heriot-Watt University. We have been delivering postgraduate management education to our students for over 25 years.
International, Scotland
University College of Estate Management | Construction
UCEM is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. At any one time, we have more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from our qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.
International
ITonlinelearning | Computing & IT
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or have recently left, we are ready to help you with your new career. Our Advisors can walk you through the process and tailor a study package to suit your skills and to assist you in finding the perfect career.
International, Nationwide, South East
Royal Agricultural University | Agriculture & Farming
The Universty is a publicly funded Higher Education University with degree awarding status providing a wide range of courses at all levels Certificate, diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate both taught, MSc and MBA and Research PhD in a large number of specialist options
South West
Wiltshire College & University Centre | Health & Safety
Wiltshire College and University Centre has a long association with the military and is a proud supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant.
South West