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Date Posted: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 @ 13:34
South Yorkshire Police joined in the Invictus Games Trials celebrations on 25 July 2019 by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant.By signing the covenant, the force has pledged its commitment to supporting armed forces veterans, recognising the value they contribute and acknowledging that serving personnel and military families should be treated with fairness and respect.Moving forward, the force has pledged to: Support the employment of vete...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 December 2019 @ 13:54
The home of BritishArmy infantry training opened its doors to a range of MOD personnel on Thursdayin a bid to show off the state-of-the-art techniques being used to developwarfighters.Infantry TrainingCentre (ITC) Catterick invited nearly 100 people to witness how modern thinkingand new equipment is turning millennials into effective troops that canrepresent their country with pride.New methods includewhat is known as Blended Learning, which invo...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 December 2019 @ 13:20
Scotty’s Little Soldiers, thenational charity for bereaved British Armed Forces children, is calling onpeople in the UK to wear their favourite bobble hat on Friday 6thDecember and raise money to support the children our fallen heroes have leftbehind.  Jodie Whittaker, star of DoctorWho and Broadchurch, is supporting the campaign and urging people up and downthe nation to get involved in Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Bobble Hat...
Date Posted: Monday, 25 November 2019 @ 14:23
Richard Toy, CEO and John McDonough, Fleet &TWS Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd, attended the Armed Forces CovenantEmployer Recognition Scheme Awards on Tuesday 12th November 2019 atthe National Army Museum, London.Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiarybusinesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd, were honoured to beofficially awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award alongside other UK employers.All attendees we...
Date Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2019 @ 07:45
Remembrance is a time of honouring our fallenheroes and this November The Scotty Challenge is being launched in memory ofthose who lost their lives fighting for our country, and in support of theirchildren left behind.Not for the fainthearted, The Scotty Challenge isa high endurance workout that has been created by respected performance coach andathlete Tanya Haeffele. The Scotty Challenge has been organised byScotty’s Little Soldiers, the ...
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: 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, 23 May 2019 @ 13:53
D-dayrevisited has become one of the latest organisations to receive funding fromthe Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, using their funding to createa national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normandy and the D-Daylandings. The Armed ForcesCovenant Fund Trust has awarded a grant of £20,000 to support thisextraordinarily poignant garden - and its move to Normandy.  TheD-Day 75 Garden is a national tribute and lasti...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 26 March 2019 @ 08:00
A teenager fromPreston is aiming to become the youngest soldier in the world, and the thirdyoungest person ever, to row across the Atlantic Ocean.17-year-old KianHelm, a Kingsman undergoing training to join the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment,has embarked upon a gruelling fitness regime with three other servicemen to getready for the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in late-December.“I’m lookingforward to working together as a te...
Date Posted: Thursday, 31 January 2019 @ 10:25
The Cumbrian Challenge is military charity Walking With The Wounded’s annual flagshipfundraising event for individuals, organisations and companies who want to showtheir support and experience a memorable team-building weekend in the LakeDistrict, alongside those who have been directly supported by the charity.WWTW targets those who have fallen the furthest, men andwomen struggling with mental health issues, unemployment, homelessness orcau...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 @ 14:40
The Behavioural Insights Team are looking to speak to families of Veterans who have recently left the Armed Forces in the last 5 years. What is the research about?The purpose of this research is to better our understanding of how families experience transition out of the Armed Services. This will explore any obstacles they face, how they access support and any recommendations they may have.What is being asked of me?We would like to interview...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2018 @ 14:53
Securitas UK was among attenders at the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair in Aldershot, on Thursday, May 24. Over 60 companies were there, including Royal Mail, Fujitsu, XPO Logistics and DHL.BFRS is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise created in 2009. It hosts career fairs across the country. In February 2018, Securitas signed The Armed Forces Covenant, as a show of support for service leavers look...
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: Tuesday, 4 July 2017 @ 08:11
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are staging their thirdNational Employment & Careers Fair of 2017 for the Armed Forces Community(AFC) in the East Midlands on Thursday 6th July, sponsored by BAE Systems.As a Social Enterprise, BFRSprovide services to tackle social problems, improve Armed Forces Communitiesand people’s life chances.  Key to thisis knowing that military resettlement is more than just the brief time whenlea...