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Date Posted: Thursday, 5 April 2018 @ 13:56
The 2018 Commonwealth Games are underway on Australia's Gold Coast.14 serving athletes or veterans will be going for glory, with all four of the home nations represented.Army boxing star Alanna Nihell, the sole forces boxer competing, will be looking for an upgrade on the bronze she won at the Glasgow Games four years ago.The lance corporal has the honour of being the Northern Ireland women's team captain.​​​ Troops will be aiming for p...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 @ 07:44
2018 is full of promises for those leaving the Armed Forces, as unemployment remains at a four-decade low. British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) National Employment & Careers Fair, returns to Aldershot on the 25th January 2018.  Over 75 companies will attend the event, with one thing in common… to gain access to some of the UKs best talent.  *The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, show th...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 @ 12:06
Decades earlier, they had served side by side in the South Atlantic as they helped liberate the Falkland Islands following the Argentinian invasion.But a chance encounter at a charity event to promote football in south Asia led to retired Shropshire RAF man Gary Rogan being reunited with Falklands War comrade Purna Limbu for the first time in more than 35 years.Gary, a retired flight lieutenant, spent Christmas in Nepal as part of a team from RAF...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 @ 15:48
TheForces Media Academy is inviting applications from service leavers, veterans,and reservists to embark on a free one-year Higher National Certificate (HNC)Media Production Course.TheAcademy, which is part of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC),provides 15 ex-service personnel per year with the training, experience andqualifications they need to forge successful careers in the media, whether videography,digital, TV or radio.Theacc...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 19 December 2017 @ 13:41
Thanks to the Warrior Challenge, a triathlon carried out by two veterans of the Afghan War which raised £52,000 for solder charities, today five British Army families will embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland to meet Santa Claus. Each family was chosen at random and all have been affected in some way from the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan. The group departed from Liverpool John Lennon Airport this morning and will be spendin...
Date Posted: Thursday, 14 December 2017 @ 13:51
 Since 2015 Chevron have successfully recruited over 150 new trainees into the industry and 38 of these trainees have been Ex-Armed Forces Personnel; Bringing these individuals into the highways sector, we find immediate transferable and technical skills along with key experience from high-pressurised situations.Our commitment to building competence, capacity, and capability through recruitment and training initiatives such as this one led t...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 @ 10:49
Finally, some great news for you all today! The UK government are going to be recognising our 2.5 million veterans by providing them with their own I.D Card.The card, which will be replace your current driving license, will be marked with a distinguished 'V'. It will ensure you aren't disadvantaged when it comes to Healthcare, Housing and potential discount offers from retailers. Tobias Ellwood (the minister responsible for defence pers...
Date Posted: Friday, 17 November 2017 @ 11:37
AdmiralSir Jonathon Band attended the Portsmouth remembrance parade, said “there hasnever been a more important time for the country to rally behind its military personnel”* Andhundreds of companies keep on signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise from the Nation that thosewho serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.OnThursday 23rd November, BFRS are hosting a Job & Careers Fair atthe Catterick Leisur...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 29 August 2017 @ 09:57
Just like awild west GOLD/SILVER rush, companies are pitching up to British ForcesResettlement Services (BFRS) NationalEmployment & Careers Fair @ Tidworth Garrison.  Companies are expected to hit the jackpot, ashundreds of delegates from the military are expected to attend on the day. Up to 85,000 personnel that are expected to leave the forces by 2021.  Two thirds of employers are expected toexperience deficits in soft skills...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 @ 13:56
Graeme came on our LifeWorks course after he was medically discharged from the Royal Navy. Last year he took on a #BeBraveWithMe challenge to raise funds to support Britain's Bravest, climbing the O2 with Major Heather Stanning and a number of other veterans who had been supported by RBLI.Now, he's taking on his next challenge and sailing his steam boat down the Thames from Oxford to Erith over a weekend. The challenge aims to raise awareness of ...