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.
A pioneering new pilot project has been launched that aims to tackle the UK’s digital skills shortage by drawing on the talents of Service leavers to fill skills gaps in areas such as cyber security operations, project management and engineering …
NHS staff can help more ex-Forces patients change their lives through employment support
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 …
Hosted by the Google Veterans Network in collaboration with TechVets and the Forces Employment Charity, this event aims to provide a platform for veterans, reservists, and partners/spouses of those in the military to explore rewarding careers in the tech industry and network with the pros.
The veterans growth event provides direct access to recruitment teams and B2B networking.
A non-profit organization is aiding former military personnel in entering the truck driving sector, aiming to lessen homelessness and joblessness among veterans.
A new report from QinetiQ and Cranfield School of Management found that, whilst the majority of Service personnel and their partners have good life skills, some require additional support to help them develop the skills needed to deal with the demands and challenges of daily life when they leave the Armed Forces.
Veterans services in the UK are to receive a fresh start as the government today accepted the majority of recommendations from the Independent Review of UK Government Welfare Services for Veterans.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of £75K to £500K, across four rounds of funding, to projects that contribute to the aims of the Government’s ambition to reduce Veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping.
You’ll be eligible for a Veterans Railcard providing you have served for at least one day or more in His Majesty’s UK Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve). UK Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations are also eligible.
The Trust will award grants of up to £70,000 on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, to projects that will enable Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.
Bloomberg is excited to host an in-person insight session on 28 November 2023 between 2.30PM - 6.30PM.
BuildForce is hosting a unique event which will bring together TfL, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, their supply chain and our military community.
The Forces Employment Charity is delighted to announce that it is helping record breaking numbers of veterans, service leavers and reservists to find civilian career success.
Jefferies – a leading global, full service investment banking and capital markets firm invites service leavers, veterans and military spouses to join them for an introduction to investment banking and capital markets.
The Office for Veterans' Affairs has created a new veteran employers’ guide, which includes tips and case studies on how to recruit, retain and develop ex-forces employees.
Google UK re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and announced a new scheme of four weeks paid reservist leave to support UK Googlers with their military duties.
Meet with companies exhibiting at the Security Cleared EXPO in London. Gain an understanding of different companies and talk to recruiters one-on-one. The event is free to attend.
Alteryx partners with TechVets to offer real-world analytics training to help United Kingdom military service members, veterans, and their families transition to civilian careers.
Thousands more veterans will receive HM Armed Forces Veteran Cards by the end of the year thanks to a £3 million injection to expand the roll-out to veterans who left service before 2018.
Veterans’ Minister, Johnny Mercer and Health Secretary, Steve Barclay want you to identify as a veteran with your local GP. That way you can quickly access specialist NHS England healthcare pathways and support from service charities.
This training bursary is targeted at British Army veterans. It is funded by ABF The Soldier’s Charity and is one of a suite of awards and bursaries offered by Heritage Crafts to support and celebrate craftspeople.
Building Heroes Conference 2023, ‘Rebuilding Construction with Military Assets’ at the prestigious Royal Air Force Museum Midlands, RAF Cosford.
The MoJ is recruiting through a bespoke scheme which gives Armed Forces service leavers and veterans a chance to continue playing a vital role in the criminal justice system.
A new group of Forces-friendly employers have joined forces to drive forward the aims of the Armed Forces Covenant and tighten the ties between Defence and employers.
Continued progress has been made towards the new digital verification service to apply for a HM Armed Forces Veteran Card
The reviews have offered recommendations to improve the experience of those requiring veterans’ welfare or compensation services.
John Deere has launched a ground-breaking resettlement programme for military service personnel, offering new career opportunities working on some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and professional groundscare machinery.
The Government has launched a refresh of the Veterans’ Gateway, which will improve access to welfare services for ex-forces personnel.
From today, vulnerable veterans across the country will have access to Op FORTITUDE, a new dedicated referral pathway for homeless veterans, including those sleeping on the streets.
SSGC teamed up with its nominated charity, Mission Motorsport, to offer passenger rides to ex-military personnel at the historic West Sussex race track during Armed Forces Week.
Join iMason’s Armed Forces Member Resource Group (MRG) for an opportunity to get an overview of the Datacentre sector and the opportunities within the industry that drives the Cloud and data management.
Helping serving/ex-military/reservists who are considering a career in insurance.
Platform Housing Group – one of the UK’s largest social landlords – has teamed up with Brookhouse Training Centre, the UK’s number one gas and plumbing training and assessment specialists.
This virtual event will walk you through the Digital Infrastructure Industry, the career opportunities available within it and the ELC funded education programs that will help you reach your career goals.
Join the Security Institute on the 8th June 2023, at the Victory Services Club for their Careers Fair for Veterans and Serving Service Personnel.
The event is specifically aimed at those serving and resettling from the Armed forces, employers, and the community and will highlight how Train4All and associated organisations can support those looking for a career in the construction and engineering industry.
Widows of serving personnel who forfeited their pensions, prior to 2015, could be eligible for a one-off payment of £87,500.
Balfour Beatty are running a Careers Event at the Veterans’ Contact Point in Nuneaton to enable attendees to find out more about our business and career opportunities and how to join via our Military Talent Pathway.
Are you currently serving in the Military, Ex-Military or a Reservist, would you like to learn more about a career in professional services? If so, Turner & Townsend are holding a military insight day specifically for military personnel; service leavers, veterans and reservists.
The Families Employment Service has been launched by The Poppy Factory, in partnership with Armed Forces family network The Ripple Pond, to help those who support or care for veterans with health conditions. Funding for the service was awarded by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
Interested in Cloud technology? Unsure what route to take? This event will provide you with the information you need to start your journey to a new career at AWS.
The Forces Employment Charity is inviting women from the Forces community to attend an informal evening networking event on 11 May, ahead of its Women into Employment Conference next month.
Higher education at a college or university is about more than bachelor’s degrees. It refers to qualifications and courses you can take after the age of 18. That includes diplomas, foundation years and more – in fact, a range of options, many of which have a vocational slant. So, if you’re ready to aim higher, HE could be the option for you …
Sometimes also referred to as online learning or remote study (among other things), distance learning offers the perfect opportunity to focus on picking up new skills and qualifications – wherever in the world you are and without distractions …
If your future plans call for a higher-level qualification, or you want to try something new and change direction when you make the transition from Service life, an Access Diploma could be just what you need to open wide your window of opportunity …
Between 1st June 2020 – 31st May 2022, over 4,000 Armed Forces pensions went unclaimed.
Considering a career on Britain’s rail network? This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for …
A career in the digital infrastructure industry could well be the perfect fit for you. But what exactly is it, and how can you get the qualifications you need?
Following on from our previous article* – and staying with the theme of ‘the effects of inflation on pensions’ – here we explain how your State Pension (sometimes referred to as the ‘old age pension’) retains its value …
BCG invite serving or former Armed Forces personnel looking to explore consulting opportunities in the London office to join them for an in-person event.
Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families attends latest signing at HQ
Military Veterans transitioning into a policing career with Thames Valley Police will be supported with a one-off resettlement payment of £2,500.
The Forces Employment Charity will be marking the Month of the Military Child this April, with a brand new set of resources to help young people of those who Serve and have Served with their next career step.
Government Digital Services (GDS) and Deloitte invite you to a Military Veterans Digital and Technology Careers Day Event. Tuesday 4 April 2023
Veterans to receive £33m funding package in spring budget
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is delighted to award a £13,800 grant to The Heritage Crafts Association to fund heritage crafts training for Army veterans.
The Office for Veterans Affair has announced its intention to publish a Women Veterans' Strategy.
A major review into the veteran welfare services for veterans has been announced today by the Office for Veterans’ Affairs and the Ministry of Defence.
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), and the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (Cabinet Office) are pleased to announce that 22 projects have won a share of over £5 million in funding to develop cutting edge veterans’ healthcare technologies.
Greenwich Hospital and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) are working in partnership to deliver transitional services to those leaving the Royal Navy, and their dependents.
The Forces Employment Charity partner with Amazon to offer in-person events providing more infomation about their apprenticeship opportunities. Speak to an apprentice, hear about potential opportunities and learn how apprenticeships could be the right option for you.
With the Consumer Price Index seemingly a permanent fixture in the news these days – and due to soar even higher – just what does it mean for you and your Armed Forces pension? The Forces Pension Society is here with the knowledge you need …
Every year, the Lloyd's Military Network hosts a number of insight days aimed at helping serving/ex-military/reservists who are considering a career in insurance. The aim is to inform attendees of what insurance is, where some of the opportunities lie and explain the placement scheme.
In association with RMA - The Royal Marines Charity, Insignia Crew are delighted to invite you to this free event. Wed, 29 March 2023, 10:30 – 15:00
BFBS provide a fully-funded course to help get you into one of the industry’s most in-demand roles!
This programme is designed to allow The Royal British Legion to assist people who need help in a quick and easy way with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs.
Amazon is delighted to be partnering with the Forces Employment Charity to deliver a special apprenticeship webinar event only for veterans and military families on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at 10am.
Apprenticeships certainly aren’t new, but they're not what they used to be. Things have come a long way since the early days of YTS (Youth Training Scheme), with many new and exciting job opportunities opening up in some unexpected and lucrative sectors.
If you have been in a leadership role while in uniform, have you stopped to consider whether military leadership differs from that found in the civilian workplace? Is a similar leadership philosophy required? What about leadership style? And do both sectors hold to the same leadership values? Former Army Captain turned fiction author Steve Higgs is here with some answers …
In his new-year statement, Forces Pension Society CEO, Maj Gen Neil Marshall (pictured), reported record-breaking figures for membership and pension enquiries …
Microsoft invites Service Leavers and Veterans to a Military Insights Day at their London Headquarters located near Paddington Station.
More than £8.5 million of funding has been announced in order to ensure no veteran should sleep rough this Christmas, and veteran homelessness is ended in 2023.
TechVets Receives £75K Workforce Development Grant from Splunk
Uber today announced a new partnership with the Forces Employment Charity to provide targeted support to help military veterans transition into flexible civilian work.
A new report into the impact of the Armed Forces Covenant has shown that while there are strong examples of progress being made, there are significant disparities across councils
The Government has reassured veterans that the rollout of their ID cards is "accelerating" amid concerns it could take more than a century at the current rate.
The MOD has backed a new legal Duty that supports Armed Forces personnel, their families and Veterans.
Veterans UK launches a new online claim service.
The government has launched the first ever UK-wide survey, for veterans and their families.
There are several stages to the ELC process. Full details are set out in Joint Service Publication 822 (JSP 822).
The first point of contact for veterans seeking support, Veterans’ Gateway puts veterans and their families in touch with the organisations best placed to help them with the information, advice and support they need – from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
As part of Veterans UK’s continued commitment to enhancing their services, they have produced a suite of diagrams to help customers with the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS).
Businesses and other employers across the UK have joined a new group to support the government on helping veterans get into employment.
Funding announced to support Afghanistan Veterans
New veteran family support service launched in central Scotland
Applications are now open for the Early Years programme which will fund projects that enhance learning for Service children aged 0-5 years, from serving Armed Forces families and create and enhance great places to learn and develop.
Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ Motorsport Charity has announced that the National Transition Event (the NTE) will take place on the 27th February 2023 at ‘The Wing’, Silverstone Circuit’s state of the art conference centre.
The Royal British Legion (RBL) has announced new top-up support for veterans to help them pay their energy bills. Veterans can find out if they are eligible for the grant and apply online.
A network of healthcare professionals from within the military and National Health Service are aiming to improve services for veterans.
Since May, the RFEA and Officers' Association have been working to combine their
employment services to create a single organisation able to provide
exceptional, through life career support.
Pensions go some way to providing family financial security and it is a good idea to keep an eye on pension savings as they grow. One of the ways in which the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) helps you with this is by issuing you with a Benefits Information Statement (BIS). This short article explains how the BIS works.
UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng came out with a mini-budget which includes what he calls 'the biggest tax cuts in a generation'.
What does it mean for your wallet?
Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - pilot update
New toolkit launched to help local authorities and housing providers eliminate veterans’ homelessness
Armed Forces personnel who were in service both on or before 31 March 2012 and on or after 1 April 2015 with any break in service of less than 5 years will have the option to elect whether they wish to receive legacy benefits or equivalent AFPS 15 benefits for the remedy period (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2022).
The civilian jobs market is changing rapidly, with employers expecting new hires to be more agile, entrepreneurial and results-orientated than ever before. Your military skills provide the perfect antidote to hiring shortfalls in the Defence, Security and Intelligence sectors, but how do you navigate these buoyant and developing industries to find your next career opportunity?
Progress in healthcare, housing and employment outlined six months on from the government’s Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan
The New Armed Forces Covenant Duty: What organisations in scope will need to know...
Capita joins forces with social impact firm WithYouWithMe to help military veterans fill UK’s chronic digital skills gap