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Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces
NEWS

Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club to stream its dedicated club channel, MUTV, free of charge on BFBS TV Player …

IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
IRM receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award
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The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the Armed Forces community, and that align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
Discount electricals for SSAFA beneficiaries
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Online electricals retailer AO has announced a national partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. As SSAFA’s white goods supplier of choice, beneficiaries now have access to a range of appliances at a fixed discounted price.

Buy Tri-Service socks for Christmas and support the Armed Forces
Buy Tri-Service socks for Christmas and support the Armed Forces
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Win or Lose, a premium online clothing brand, is delighted to announce its partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. It has created a Tri-Service Sock and £1.00 from each sale will go towards helping the Armed Forces community. (The company has also included this initiative on a selected range of their most popular socks.) The premium sock range enables people to ‘show their colours’ and is the perfect Christmas gift.

Empowering you!
Empowering you!
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RFEA is offering new services to give more employment support to military women, spouses and partners …

Merry Cheesemas!
Merry Cheesemas!
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Get your ticket before 19 November to join SSAFA for a virtual pre-Christmas wine and cheese tasting event

Mesothelioma UK commissions Armed Forces memorial sculpture
Mesothelioma UK commissions Armed Forces memorial sculpture
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The national asbestos cancer charity, Mesothelioma UK, plans to install the sculpture at the National Memorial Arboretum to honour mesothelioma patients who served in the Armed Forces …

Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
Remembering the 100th anniversary of the Unknown Warrior
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SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is asking the public to remember this often-forgotten element of Armistice Day

Royal Wootton Bassett calls for Remembrance Day support
Royal Wootton Bassett calls for Remembrance Day support
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Residents of the historic town of Royal Wootton Bassett are urging UK businesses and members of the public to dig deep and help fund the replacement of the town’s ‘Forever Poppy’– an iconic symbol for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation.

Poppy Appeal 2020 launched with series of photographic portraits
Poppy Appeal 2020 launched with series of photographic portraits
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The Royal British Legion launched this year’s Poppy Appeal by releasing a series of photographic portraits featuring serving members of the Armed Forces, Second World War veterans and Poppy Appeal collectors. The photographs – taken in the streets, doorways and windows of those featured – provide a snapshot into the lives of the Armed Forces community during the pandemic and the impact of COVID-19 on the Poppy Appeal.

Every poppy counts!
Every poppy counts!
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As we approach the annual Poppy Appeal, The Royal British Legion is asking people to show their support in a new way for 2020. Like so many things, the Poppy Appeal has to adapt to the threat of COVID-19 and the charity is asking the public, and the Armed Forces community, to back the Appeal like never before because in 2020, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, every poppy counts.

Big brew ‘drive thru’ supports SSAFA Suffolk
Big brew ‘drive thru’ supports SSAFA Suffolk
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RAF Honington held a coffee morning with a difference to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. In true COVID-19 style, the drive-thru coffee morning allowed personnel to pre-order their choice of cake or scone selection box via a QR code made available on social media. SSAFA Suffolk also kindly loaned its card reader, allowing contactless donations.

Submariner memorial competition winners announced
Submariner memorial competition winners announced
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Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, has announced the category and overall winners of a national competition to find inspiration for a memorial that will be installed at the National Memorial Arboretum next year.

New funding for Forces’ veterans mental welfare
New funding for Forces’ veterans mental welfare
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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded PTSD Resolution a grant of £35,000 under the COVID-19 Impact Programme. This will help the Armed Forces’ mental health charity to maintain support for veterans while they face additional stress from the economic and social impact of the pandemic, at a time when donations to all charities have declined.

Use your ELC towards pilot training
Use your ELC towards pilot training
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Skyborne Airline Academy has been named as an Approved Learning Provider for serving military personnel and Service leavers, allowing them to use their Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) towards the cost of pilot training.

Fighting with Pride announces CEO of SSAFA as patron
Fighting with Pride announces CEO of SSAFA as patron
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Lt General Sir Andrew Gregory, CEO of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been appointed as patron of Fighting with Pride (FWP).

CNet Training launches Digital Infrastructure Education Advice Service
CNet Training launches Digital Infrastructure Education Advice Service
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CNet has launched a new one-to-one advice and guidance service to help industry professionals progress their knowledge and boost their careers in the digital infrastructure industry, and for new entrants to the industry …

Unlock your potential during lockdown
Unlock your potential during lockdown
NEWS

Learning a trade like locksmithing has long been a popular option for those leaving the Armed Forces, however choosing the right provider can be a difficult decision. The Keytek® Locksmith Training Academy has been in operation since 1997 and offers industry-leading locksmith courses within purpose-built facilities. Each student training with Keytek® benefits from the use of their own fully operational door throughout training, as well as their own fully equipped tool box, all of which helps give the full locksmithing experience and the perfect start to a career within the industry.

Risk management needs you!
Risk management needs you!
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Is a career in risk in your sights? ELCAS funding for the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR) Certificate in Operational Risk Management is now available for Service personnel …

Thought about deer stalking?
Thought about deer stalking?
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On 1 September five accomplished deer stalkers attended a pre-DSC2 course at Jelen Premier Wildlife Services’ purpose-built training facility near Stockbridge. The aim of the course is to introduce the Deer Stalking Certificate level 2 (DSC2) system and process, and prepare candidates for successful completion of the mandatory three individual cull reports (ICRs) to achieve DSC2.

Training Courses See all

CNet Training Ltd | Telecommunications
CNet Training has been designing and delivering network cabling Resettlement Programs since 1996.
International, Nationwide
XS Training Ltd | Building - Electrical
XS Training Ltd provides Electrical Training Courses such as City & Guilds NVQ 2357 Level 3 in Electrical Installation and/or Electrical Maintenance which will enable you to apply for your contractors’ JIB grading (Gold Card).
Nationwide
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
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services | Deer Management
Jelen Premier Wildlife Services are the providers of the largest range of deer-related training courses in Europe, and one of the few Deer Control & Husbandry training providers in the country approved by LANTRA
South West
Skills4Stem Ltd | Administration
Skills4Stem is a Global Training Provider with a focus on providing international technical qualifications in Construction, Engineering and Project Management.
International, Nationwide

Latest Jobs See all

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia | AviationDefence StudiesEngineering - Electrical / ElectronicEngineering - Mechanical
When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account. The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions. BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years. Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​ | Facilities Management Health Care and Nursing Motor IndustryRetail
This role sits within the Technical Customer Services and you will be responsible for the service and repair of floorcare machines and associated floorcare equipment within defined OTIF and First time Fix targets and to the Customer’s satisfaction.
Diversey - TASKI Technical Support Engineer​
Bulldog Publishing Sales Exec | Sales
Bulldog Publishing Ltd has been established for over 20 years, with the sole purpose of providing forces leavers and serving personnel with up to date and accurate information on education, resettlement, and recruitment. Our market leading publications are well respected within the military community, and our readers play an active part in providing us with the feedback that keeps us at the forefront of military publishing.
Bulldog Publishing Media Sales Exec
Transport For London (TFL) | Transport & LogisticsTransport Management
The Compliance, Policing and On-street Services (CPOS) Directorate delivers integrated pan-TfL enforcement, compliance, policing, security and community safety functions in support of our transport priorities. We provide uniformed services across TfL, be it one of our circa 2,500 police officers or our own uniformed officers, we lead on workplace violence and aggression ensuring a pan modal approach to ensure our network is safe, and to support and look after our people who work in some of the most challenging environments
Transport For London

University See all

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
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
York St John University | Education
Are you ready to embrace new opportunities? To meet our world's challenges and make a real impact on the extraordinary times we live in? Then get ready to immerse yourself in a different type of place.
Yorkshire and Humber
University of Hull | Health & Safety
Founded in 1927, the University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
Yorkshire and Humber
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