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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...
Date Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015 @ 08:43
The Corsham business founded and run by military spouses helps employers tap into the resources of the military community by highlighting job opportunities which are useful to partners of service personnel and will be suited to their lifestyles.Now Recruit for Spouses will be highlighting careers with Wiltshire Council on a local, national and international level including families in Germany which are moving to Wiltshire as part of the Army Basi...
Date Posted: Friday, 16 October 2015 @ 13:02
Corporate Risk Systems (CRS) are pleased to announce that TwoService Leavers have won two out of three of their Annual awards.CRS like to recognise all the hard work their delegates putinto trying  to pass their Health &Safety Training courses and present annual awards for the delegate who has achieved the highest marks inboth written and practical and who has shown the most determination against allthe odds. On Wednesday 21st Octob...
Date Posted: Thursday, 8 October 2015 @ 10:35
Name: Jack KinnearJob title: Recruitment ConsultantRank and Regiment: WO2 Royal Electrical and Mechanical EngineersWhat did you do in the Military?Completed 22 Years as a vehicle mechanic attached to various regiments in operational and peace-time locations throughout the world. Worked on all military vehicles from motorcycle to challenger tank and everything in between. Also completed 30ears in army recruiting, running the 3 offic...