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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 ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 7 September 2016 @ 11:40
British Forces Resettlement Services(BFRS) has declared its support for The Royal British Legion andPoppyScotland’s ‘Count Them In’ campaign, which calls for questions on theArmed Forces community to be included in the next UK Census. It is estimated that there are currentlybetween 6.5 million and 6.7 million members of the Armed Forces community living in the UK, representing about atenth of the population. However, little...
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 September 2016 @ 13:29
On Thursday 15th September, BFRS are hosting a Jobs &Careers Fair at TidworthLeisure Centre, sponsoredby Bristol Management Centre. Theevent is aimed at Service Leavers, the Reserve Forces, Veterans, MOD employees,as well as their partners and families. Tedworth House, one of five Military Recovery Centres for Servicepersonnel who are wounded, injured and sick, have also been invited to bringthose ready to make the sometimes daunting tra...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 @ 12:29
AFF is delighted with the news of an agreement from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA). After much campaigning, Armed Forces families will now keep their no claims bonus for up to three years and save on cancellation fees if you need to cancel at short notice due to an overseas posting.Previously, the maximum any insurance company would honour no claims discounts for families posted over...
Date Posted: Friday, 17 June 2016 @ 12:26
The Army Families Federation(AFF) is running its annual Big Survey from 20 June right through to 20 Julyand this year the theme is ‘housing’. A key issue for manyfamilies: housing is a hot topic with big changes due that are likely to impactupon the finances and wellbeing of Army families around the world. Families’experiences are vitalAFFwants to discover what families’ housing aspirations really are, following ...
Date Posted: Friday, 29 April 2016 @ 12:10
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are coming backto Oxford, 2 years after staging a Career Event in the City which attractedover 350 attendee's, amongst these were over 100 personnel from 23 PioneerRegiment prior to their disbandment. This is due to the growing need to helpindustry with their economic growth, expand and fill the genuine skill gaps andshortages that are now being experienced. An analysis from the CBI/ Pearsoned...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 6 April 2016 @ 09:56
British Forces ResettlementServices, known as BFRS, is a social enterprise, which provides help, supportand advice to members of the Armed Forces and their families during theirtransition to civilian life and beyond, whilst also offering the same supportmechanisms to the Reserve Forces, Veterans and civilians working for the MOD.Created and operated by Veterans, BFRS has first-hand experience of integratingback into civilian life and works to cha...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 29 March 2016 @ 12:05
Veterans will be helped transition to civilian life through projects delivering employability and health and wellbeing services following the award of £120,000 of grant funding through this years’ Scottish Veterans Fund.The 2016/17 Scottish Veterans Fund has generously awarded SaluteMyJob with £7,000 to help us connect small and medium-sized businesses with veteran jobseekers in Scotland. In September this year, SaluteMyJob, in ...
Date Posted: Monday, 23 November 2015 @ 11:04
We are thrilled to announce that Distance Learning College havebeen awarded with Pathfinder magazine’s Resettlement Award for Best AcademicCourse Provider Catering for Service Leavers.The inaugural awards ceremony acknowledges those  offering top quality support to serviceleavers including: advice, re-training and employment as well as celebratingthe achievements of service leavers transitioning into civilian life.DLC recognise the dif...