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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.

Specialist support for job seekers
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Specialist support for job seekers

A new initiative that sees RFEA confirmed as lead partner for The Royal British Legion’s employment support programme is set to help thousands of ex-Forces personnel and their families in civilian life

Working for the wounded
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Working for the wounded

The Scar Free Foundation recently announced its conflict wound research priorities and launched a call for pilot studies to address these vital areas. If you or someone you know has been affected by this issue, read on to find out about the valuable work of this very special organisation – and some of those it has already helped

Prepared to succeed
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Prepared to succeed

Now working as technical developer with CNet, Clint Sherratt’s time in the Forces saw him work hard to accumulate skills and qualifications that he knew would stand him in good stead on leaving …

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’.

Preparing for redundancy
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Preparing for redundancy

Between September 2011 and January 2014 the MoD announced the various stages of its redundancy programme, due to take effect in batches over a period of several years as part of the government’s plan to cut the number of serving regulars from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2018. The MoD has made sure there is a robust resettlement process and a generous tax-free payment in place for all those selected for redundancy, to help make their transition to civilian life as smooth as possible.

Reach out, we’ll be there
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Reach out, we’ll be there

How one man benefited from Stoll’s Veterans’ Outreach Service

Pants on fire?
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Pants on fire?

You can’t get away with little white lies 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 over the past decade, in light of survey results which revealed that three in five employers have rejected a candidate for lying on their CV

Running your own business: Get some help
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Running your own business: Get some help

Imagine arriving at your new posting and there’s no one to hand over to you. Your phone is already ringing and people are asking you questions you can’t answer. You have reports to write, deadlines to meet and not a clue how to do most of it. That’s exactly how starting a business can feel, says regular Quest contributor, Steve Bulleyment, director of specialist auto locksmith company Car Key Man, and he has a few ideas as to what you can do about it …

Making the transition
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Making the transition

Even if you have a job to go to on leaving the Armed Forces, you are still strongly advised to attend the CTP Career Transition Workshop (CTW), along with any other that you will find of benefit, such as CV Writing or Interview Techniques.

Making tomorrow independence day
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Making tomorrow independence day

Most people who leave the Armed Forces transition effectively back into civilian life, but not all. Stoll – the leading provider of supported housing for Veterans – is there for the most vulnerable. Looking for work in civvy street after serving in the RAF, Nicola Stokes found herself in need of their help. Here’s her story …

We’ve got employee support in our sights!
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We’ve got employee support in our sights!

… so says Jacobs, which aims to be very much more than a global professional services company with a huge international presence. In the UK it’s carrying out major projects including HS2 and Crossrail, but at the individual level it’s also doing a great deal to support its ex-Forces employees …

Support, structure, stability … Stoll
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Support, structure, stability … Stoll

When injuries forced Mac to leave Service life behind, he was distraught. Finding himself without a home and needing to regain some stability in his life, he reached out to Stoll …

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