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Date Posted: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 @ 16:09
For a limitedtime only get your Rewards for Forces Membership Card half price for only £12!(usually £24) PLUS receive a FREE copy of our 2019 directory (worth£4.99) which lists where you can use your membership card and the offers you'reentitled to!   For further information please visit the website here
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 10:32
A brandnew ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17thSeptember, providing free access to employment and training opportunities tofamilies in the UK’s Armed Forces.Finding employment:Familiescan apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a familymember in the Armed Forces. They can use thi...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 September 2019 @ 14:09
1,000 BritishMilitary Personnel were deployed to the Caribbean in 2017 to assist afterHurricanes Irma and Jose.  They have beendeployed again to provide support in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian.  The Armed Forces Community (AFC) are able toadapt to any given situation, coping under extreme pressures.  The skills needed in situations like theseand civilian life, prepares the AFC to always ready for what is thrown at them.Briti...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 August 2019 @ 12:46
Auctus Management Group Ltdand its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd haveyet again assembled a small team to take on the intense Pedal To Paris cyclingcharity event, a 460km challenge for the second year in a row. This year’s teamconsists of Richard Toy; CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd and Sean Harrison;Managing Director, Brian Hopkinson; Rail Manager, Simon Capper; Fleet Manager andJohn McDonough; Fleet ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 @ 08:48
Forces Families Jobs is an exciting new employment and trainingplatform specifically designed to support service families into meaningfulemployment and provide opportunities for training and development.It’s being delivered by a tri-Service partnership between theNaval Families Federation (NFF), Army Families Federation (AFF) and Royal AirForce Families Federation (RAF).The aim of the project is to create a platformthat bridges the gap...
Date Posted: Thursday, 27 June 2019 @ 15:28
Armed Forces Day is a chance toshow your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community:from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. Thereare many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country toshow their support and getinvolved, from attending an event or joining us online, to throwing aparty or local event.British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) hold a programme of N...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 @ 13:23
Nominations open today (29th June) for these prestigious Awards, which will be celebrating their 10thAnniversary. We are seeking nominations across 12 Awards categories to recognise the inspirationalachievements of serving and former members of the Armed Forces and all the volunteers, teams,organisations and members of the public who support this amazing community. Nominations for a 13thAward, the People’s Choice Award, are selected by the ...
Date Posted: Friday, 21 June 2019 @ 08:10
World leading technical education provider, CNetTraining has announced ELCAS approval for its full range of programs spanningthe network cable installation and data centre sectors. CNet has been announced as an approved provider byELCAS allowing Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to be used towards its range oftechnical education programs.TheELC scheme allows Forces Leavers, or those that have left theForces within the last ten years, to o...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 @ 12:50
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.Armed Forces Day is held on the last Saturday each June...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 @ 14:06
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has announced thelatest batch of awards under the LocalGrants Programme and are delighted to see groups using thisfunding in such a variety of ways.   From outdoor sports equipment, to forest school sessions, to tacklingknife crime – the Trust is confident these worthy projects are set tomake a positive difference in commun...
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: 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: Thursday, 12 January 2017 @ 10:23
In 2016, the UK’s unemploymentrates reached an eleven-year,1 thework British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) delivers, ensures those thathave served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, i.e: Service Leavers, the ReserveForces and their families are not forgotten in their next career steps, whichmeans BFRS are contributing to this fall.BFRS are staging their firstNational Employment & Careers Fair of 2017 in Aldershot, bringing Indus...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 @ 13:47
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a Social Enterprisecreated for the Armed Forces Community (AFC). Our overall purpose is to providean all embracing, easy to access focal point where, in brief, the AFC and thecommercial world can engage. As well as our online services, we do this throughJob & Career Fairs held around the country, and these are a great way to seethis in action. On Thursday24thNovember, BFRS are hosting a Job ...