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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.

Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
Electrical training company salutes forgotten heroes
NEWS

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.

Building diversity
Building diversity
NEWS

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
NEWS

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.

Be part of something bigger – work with MAF
Be part of something bigger – work with MAF
NEWS

In the remote communities where we serve, medevacs happen all the time. MAF is a lifeline for thousands like Opeyeytato …

Charitable coffee on the hoof!
Charitable coffee on the hoof!
NEWS

Over just one weekend, a 40-year-old horse trailer has been converted into a mobile coffee bar by Combat2Coffee, a group of volunteers from the veterans community, with the aim to raise funds for military charities Help for Heroes and Combat Stress.

Premier Global NASM appointed exclusive UK fitness training provider by Pure Gym
Premier Global NASM appointed exclusive UK fitness training provider by Pure Gym
NEWS

In a bid to create a clear route to market for personal trainer graduates, and to provide seamless access to quality continual professional development (CPD), Premier Global NASM has partnered with Pure Gym, the UK’s largest gym chain and recruiter of fitness professionals …

RFEA receives generous funding to help thousands of ex-Service personnel
RFEA receives generous funding to help thousands of ex-Service personnel
NEWS

RFEA – the Forces Employment Charity – has received two generous grants from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, totalling almost £400,000. The funding will enable RFEA to continue its hugely successful work to provide employment advice, guidance and mentoring to veterans through its Ex Forces and Bridging the Gap programmes.

Three-quarters of families who lost someone serving in the Armed Forces feel disconnected from them
Three-quarters of families who lost someone serving in the Armed Forces feel disconnected from them
NEWS

In its annual member survey, bereaved Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, found that three-quarters of families felt disconnected from the military community following the death of a loved one who was serving

Full range of CNet courses gain ELCAS approval
Full range of CNet courses gain ELCAS approval
NEWS

World-leading technical education provider, CNet Training, has announced ELCAS approval for its full range of programmes spanning the network cable installation and data centre sectors.

Britain’s military veterans need better backing to become entrepreneurs
Britain’s military veterans need better backing to become entrepreneurs
NEWS

The entrepreneurial and workplace talent of Britain’s military veterans isn’t being fully realised, according to a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses, which calls for a better connection between Service leavers and the small business community …

Circular economy firm offers career path to veterans
Circular economy firm offers career path to veterans
NEWS

EFT Consult, a Swansea-based company that specialises in cutting-edge and innovative technologies in relation to the design and consultancy of the built environment, and the implementation of the principles of the circular economy, has partnered with the British Training Board to help 100 veterans and Service leavers to gain skills and work opportunities beyond the Armed Forces.

Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
Tommy ale launched in celebration of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity 75th anniversary
NEWS

Family brewer Wadworth has launched a new beer, ‘Tommy’ in association with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

Social Media Spouses goes live!
Social Media Spouses goes live!
NEWS

Applications are invited for the first free social media training programme for military spouses and partners …

World-renowned programmes approved for ELC funding
World-renowned programmes approved for ELC funding
NEWS

World-leading technical education provider, CNet Training, has announced ELCAS approval for its full range of programmes spanning the network cable installation and data centre sectors …

Social housing to be prioritised for former Service personnel with PTSD
Social housing to be prioritised for former Service personnel with PTSD
NEWS

Former Service personnel suffering from PTSD or other mental illnesses will be prioritised for social housing under new proposals. New measures could help councils ensure that members of the Armed Forces and Veterans suffering from mental ill health are given priority for social housing. Divorced partners of Armed Forces personnel will also benefit for the first time.

Opening the door to motorsport for disabled drivers
Opening the door to motorsport for disabled drivers
NEWS

Team BRIT – the most inspirational team in motorsport – is creating an exciting opportunity for disabled drivers, through its new Racing Academy.

New Principles of Security Management course launched
New Principles of Security Management course launched
NEWS

PerpetuityARC Training, part of Linx International Group, has launched its new Principles of Security Management course. The three-day classroom course uses case studies and group work to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of corporate security management, and is the first course to be hosted at PD Ports’ training facility in Teesside, north-east England.

RAF joins Tech She Can pledge
RAF joins Tech She Can pledge
NEWS

More than 50 major organisations have now signed up to the Tech She Can Charter, a commitment to take action together to increase the number of women taking up technology roles in the UK.

Coach and bus travel savings for serving and former members of the Armed Forces
Coach and bus travel savings for serving and former members of the Armed Forces
NEWS

National Express offers the largest discount of its kind in the UK on its coach services (60% off travel), through the Defence Discount Service, and recently extended the discount to include group bookings, so if a serving member of the Armed Forces books discounted travel with National Express he/she can also book his/family at the full discounted rate. The discount details are as follows.

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
Mid Level Java Developer | Computing & IT
We are looking for a focus purely on Java skills - we need to make sure they have commercial experience and evidence of what they have done in their previous role.

University See all

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
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
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
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 of Bolton | Computing & IT
You can join the 82% of former UK armed force members that find employment with the support of Greater Manchester’s No.1 university.
North West