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Even if you’ve already left HM Armed Forces, QUEST still has a lot to offer you. Whether it’s finding out about funding, help with job hunting or general support with the everyday challenges of settling back in to civilian life, click below for help and advice.

Transition trauma? Turn here for help
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Transition trauma? Turn here for help

According to Veteran’s Gateway, transition can feel like the biggest burst of ‘life admin’ you’ll ever experience, but starting to plan as soon as possible will smooth the way. Thankfully, the Veterans’ Gateway team is on hand to help you – and your family – with advice and support …

White lies? Don’t do it!
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White lies? Don’t do it!
You can’t get away with the odd porky on your CV any more, says author and careers advice expert, Edd Williams. Here he shares his extensive experience of working on more than 100,000 CVs, in light of findings that revealed three in five employers have rejected candidates for lying on their CVs …
Teaming up to tackle transition
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Teaming up to tackle transition
With the final of the Six Nations Rugby Championship taking place this month, we’re on the sidelines to check out Rugby for Heroes’ Transition through Rugby course. Aiming to foster a sense of belonging you might otherwise miss on civvy street, it could be your pitch-perfect pathway to a less rocky resettlement. Why not give it a try?
Armed Forces resettlement guide
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Armed Forces resettlement guide
Advice from the CTP, official provider of career guidance, skills training and job-finding assistance to Service leavers. Information on transition services and entitlements, Standard and Enhanced Learning Credits, Graduated Resettlement Time (GRT) and duty allowances …
How to be a STAR interviewee
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How to be a STAR interviewee
In today’s competitive job market, your interview technique can spell the difference between success and failure in securing the position advertised. Competition is fierce, so – as highlighted in this brief practical guide – you should have some well-rehearsed answers ready to roll off your tongue …
Believe in yourself … and your skills
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Believe in yourself … and your skills
Recent research has revealed that some veterans lack confidence in the skills their military experience can bring to the civilian workplace. It’s a view that, fortunately, is not widely shared by employers …
Unwrapping the true value of veterans
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Unwrapping the true value of veterans
Transferable skills are for life, not just for Service. That’s why civilian employers should welcome veterans to their workforce, says Ahmed Al-Nahhas, head of the military team at London-based law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp. Here he explains why …
The best of both worlds
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The best of both worlds
As both a firefighter and a soldier, Shaquille Goldsmith’s motivation is to try to be the best – at his career, protecting others and serving his country …
The Resettlement Grant
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The Resettlement Grant
Many of you will be leaving the Armed Forces with a Resettlement Grant. The amounts paid have recently been updated for 2021 …
Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
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Tax exemption measures for those who are no longer serving
Under the ELC scheme, most courses of study undertaken by individuals still serving are exempt from taxation, either as income or as a benefit in kind, if they can be justified as ‘work related’ …
Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
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Transferable skills – your vocational vaccine
As you prepare for employment, shining a light on the many transferable skills – ‘soft’ as well as technical – you can demonstrate thanks to your military career will help you in your quest to secure work, says Claire Withey, an associate solicitor in the military claims team at specialist law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp …
Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
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Life-changing injuries don’t have to mean giving up on the activities you love
Some Service men and women suffer life-changing injuries while serving in the Armed Forces. With so much change to come to terms with in every aspect of daily and family life, it isn’t surprising that many disabled veterans believe that they will never be able to participate in their favourite activities again. The impact that belief has on individuals who may have otherwise lived and breathed sport and fitness throughout their military careers cannot be underestimated.

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