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Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
Job-hunting inspiration from ‘the world’s most ambitious job applicant’
NEWS
Prime Minister. Galactic pilot. Strictly head judge. Formula One racing driver. Pope. These are just a few of the many outrageously ambitious job vacancies that Sam Broadley applied to fill over the course of 17 years, from England manager aged 19 to James Bond at 36. He was successful in none of them.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity announces garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020
NEWS
SSAFA has announced that it will have a garden, designed by Amanda Waring and supported by CCLA Investment Management, in the Urban category at next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The backdrop of the Royal Hospital Chelsea gives the perfect setting for this urban garden, providing a military connection to the ‘SSAFA Garden supported by CCLA’.
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
Why a good transition spells benefits all round
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‘It will be a “win-win” situation for both veterans and the labour market if we can get transition from the Armed Forces to civilian life right,’ says Scottish Veterans Commissioner, Charlie Wallace (pictured above). ‘The right support towards a positive destination, rather than just any destination, is needed for veterans to reach their full potential on civvy street,’ he adds, ‘with the benefits of “a good transition” reaching far beyond individuals themselves.’
Keeping workplace support in mind
Keeping workplace support in mind
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Fighting Minds is a collaboration between ex-Services personnel and a specialist training company. It helps veterans and blue light employees overcome their disabilities and mental health conditions in the workplace.
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
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To recognise the bravery of our military personnel and to help with life after they leave the service, electrical training provider Trade Skills 4U are proud to offer a training bursary scheme dedicated to those who have fought for our country.
Jacobs’ commitment to Reservists and Veterans earns Gold Award
Jacobs’ commitment to Reservists and Veterans earns Gold Award
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Jacobs has received the highest accolade in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) from the MoD: the Gold Award, which recognises its ongoing commitment to and advocacy for colleagues who serve and have served in the Armed Forces, and its support of the wider community.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity named as Boeing UK Charity of the Year 2019
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity named as Boeing UK Charity of the Year 2019
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A recent announcement from Boeing allocating more than $10 million in grants to 102 Forces charities worldwide will allow SSAFA to continue its vital work with the military community. This latest round of charitable funding exceeds targets set by the aerospace and defence company, and demonstrates its ongoing commitment towards supporting the Forces worldwide.
Salisbury Based Training Company Have Proudly Gained CTP Preferred Supplier Status
Salisbury Based Training Company Have Proudly Gained CTP Preferred Supplier Status
NEWS
Dorset Health and Safety Limited, an ELCAS approved training provider based in Wiltshire continues to have growing success after becoming a CTP Preferred Supplier Training Company.
Building diversity
Building diversity
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13 Armed Forces organisations share in CITB funding to get 11,800 people of diverse backgrounds into construction …
Help for Armed Forces families to become school admissions savvy
Help for Armed Forces families to become school admissions savvy
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With more than 76,000 children from Armed Forces families attending schools in England, additional help is at hand to support these families to navigate the school admissions process.

Training See all

Learner Driving Centre (LDC) | Driving Instruction
LDC operates one of the most successful national driving school networks in the UK.
Nationwide
Dorset Health and Safety Limited | Construction
Dorset Health and Safety Limited is a training company based in Salisbury and the leading health and safety course provider in the southwest. We pride ourselves in being able to provide an unbeatable personal service from the time of booking, throughout your time spent training with us and beyond. We are accredited to deliver NEBOSH, IOSH and Qualsafe Award training courses and have delivered successful training to well over 2,500 delegates to date. As well as being and Approved ELCAS Course Provider we are also a CTP Preferred Supplier.
South West

Jobs See all

Serco | Aviation
Merlin Aircraft Supervisor
Serco
Serco | Aviation
Aircraft Avionic Technicians
Serco

Univeristy See all

The Management Development Network (MDN) | Coaching & Mentoring
MDN delivers bespoke qualification programmes in Management & Leadership and Coaching & Mentoring via distance learning for all levels of skills and abilities, from Team Leaders at Level 2 up to Strategic Managers at Level 7. The qualifications are accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and help to translate workplace experience into recognisable qualifications that are known and valued by employers. We work on a 1:1 basis, supporting learners in making the most of their previous experience and translating this into current learning via a distance learning programme. For the more experienced managers we also offer the prestigious CMI Award of “Chartered Manager” (CMgr).
International, Nationwide
Leeds Beckett University | Computing & IT
Leeds Beckett University provides degree and post graduate learning in many subject areas and most courses offer both full-time and part-time routes of study.
North West