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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...
Date Posted: Thursday, 4 May 2017 @ 08:12
This year, military charity the Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating 35 years of support for Army families. Since its inception as the Federation of Army Wives Clubs back in 1982, AFF has evolved into a worldwide charity, working on behalf of all Army families – Regular and Reserve, wherever they are based, whatever their family make-up.Facing challenge togetherThe charity has supported numerous families both through times of ...
Date Posted: Friday, 24 June 2016 @ 14:29
Having a military background can often be viewed by employers as a negative. But that is not the case for Ainscough Crane Hire which actively recruits from this pool of talent.On the eve of National Armed Forces Day(Saturday 25th June) we talk to Amanda Hesketh, resourcing and retention manager, to find out why former servicemen and women are such a prized asset for the business.“One of the many issues facing service personnel when the...
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...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 November 2015 @ 09:18
BAE Systems plc and Reaction Engines Limited (‘Reaction Engines’) today announced a strategic investment by BAE Systems and a working collaboration to accelerate Reaction Engines’ development of SABRE™ – a new aerospace engine class that combines both jet and rocket technologies with the potential to revolutionise hypersonic flight and the economics of space access.Under the terms of the agreement, BAE Systems will i...