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North-west employers win Silver for support to defence
North-west employers win Silver for support to defence
NEWS

A total of 36 organisations from across the north-west of England have been awarded Silver under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for their support to defence and the wider Armed Forces community.

Seven north-west employers receive Gold Award for Armed Forces community
Seven north-west employers receive Gold Award for Armed Forces community
NEWS

The most supportive organisations for Britain’s Armed Forces from both the private and public sectors were recently announced …

CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award
CNet Training receives DERA Silver Award
NEWS

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has been awarded Silver in this year’s Defence Employer Recognition Awards, which recognise organisations’ ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Community across the UK …

Finalists revealed for 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards
Finalists revealed for 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards
NEWS

The flagship programme showcasing military veterans’ achievements in second careers has released the shortlist for its third annual UK awards. The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane in October …

Ex-Forces men Forge new future in logistics
Ex-Forces men Forge new future in logistics
NEWS

Ex-Servicemen Jamie Keen and James Rose-Shaw have recruited their first truck, a striking Mercedes-Benz tractor unit, and are looking forward to putting nine more into action.

Special-edition teddy bear raising funds for SSAFA
Special-edition teddy bear raising funds for SSAFA
NEWS

A donation from the sale of each bear will go to the charity …

History made as Armed Forces question included in 2021 census
History made as Armed Forces question included in 2021 census
NEWS

For the first time in the history of the census, there will be a question on service in the Armed Forces, following a campaign led by The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland …

Security sector still looking a safe bet
Security sector still looking a safe bet
NEWS

Security markets across the world will recover at different rates but the outlook is still promising, finds Frost & Sullivan …

NEBOSH announces first open book examinations
NEBOSH announces first open book examinations
NEWS

NEBOSH has announced the date of its first open book examinations, a new assessment format it is permanently introducing as it adapts to COVID-19 …

Enhanced enterprise learning support for the ex-Forces business community
Enhanced enterprise learning support for the ex-Forces business community
NEWS

X-Forces Enterprise has announced details of its partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses and launched its new Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Armed Forces community …

New White Paper a boost for UK’s commercial drone industry
New White Paper a boost for UK’s commercial drone industry
NEWS

A landmark White Paper, setting out a route for the government to accelerate the growth of the drone industry and transform the UK’s capability to achieve world leadership in drone technology, has been presented to the government following unanimous industry support during a three-month period of consultation.

New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards
New College Durham shortlisted for two AAT Awards
NEWS

New College Durham are proud to have been shortlisted for Tutor of the Year and Student of the Year at the AAT Training Provider Awards 2020. The College is the only provider in the north of England to have made the shortlist.

North East Institute of Technology announcement
North East Institute of Technology announcement
NEWS

Students in the North East will have a clear route to technical employment with the launch of the region’s new Institute of Technology. Following their successful bid in 2019, New College Durham has now been awarded their licence to operate as an Institute of Technology. The Institute is one of only twelve across the country.

Fitness education business co-creates free digital fitness platform for NHS staff
Fitness education business co-creates free digital fitness platform for NHS staff
NEWS

Leading fitness education company Study Active has united with other leading leisure industry partners, fibodo and Active IQ, to create #DoingOurBit – a free, bespoke online fitness platform for NHS staff

BuildForce Veterans pre-employment modules
BuildForce Veterans pre-employment modules
NEWS

​A series of online mini-modules has been developed by University College of Estate Management (UCEM) for Buildforce as part of the CITB’s Pathways into construction programme focusing on Veterans.

An MBA course designed for military leaders
An MBA course designed for military leaders
NEWS

For many of us the current pandemic brings so much uncertainty that our lives have been put on hold. Despite all that going on though, you can still take your future career plans forward.

Why now is a great time to qualify as a personal trainer
Why now is a great time to qualify as a personal trainer
NEWS

A recent consumer survey has revealed that three-quarters of adults (76%) want to improve their fitness and well-being when they exit lockdown. This presents a huge opportunity for qualified fitness professionals.

RAF veteran climbs UK and Ireland’s highest peaks at home for Armed Forces charity
RAF veteran climbs UK and Ireland’s highest peaks at home for Armed Forces charity
NEWS

An RAF veteran has taken on the challenge of climbing the equivalent of the UK and Ireland’s highest peaks to raise money for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Combat Stress and RFEA in partnership with Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund
Combat Stress and RFEA in partnership with Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund
NEWS

Lloyd’s Patriotic Fund will be collaborating with veteran’s mental health charity Combat Stress and RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity in a three-year partnership to improve the transition to civilian life for veterans and their families.

Landmarc and UK Connect help troops stay connected
Landmarc and UK Connect help troops stay connected
NEWS

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) and UK Connect have worked in partnership to enable vital broadband provision at the Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Halton Training Camp, a key asset in the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Covid-19 strategic response.

Training Courses See all

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
The University of Edinburgh | Education & Training
The University of Edinburgh offers a range of online courses that can be a valuable resource for academic skills and personal development. Explore our free short online courses, which are available to all or our portfolio of postgraduate online learning opportunities.
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

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
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
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
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
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