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Date Posted: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 @ 13:56
Graeme came on our LifeWorks course after he was medically discharged from the Royal Navy. Last year he took on a #BeBraveWithMe challenge to raise funds to support Britain's Bravest, climbing the O2 with Major Heather Stanning and a number of other veterans who had been supported by RBLI.Now, he's taking on his next challenge and sailing his steam boat down the Thames from Oxford to Erith over a weekend. The challenge aims to raise awareness of ...
Date Posted: Friday, 21 July 2017 @ 09:54
A Nuneaton-based social enterprise is smoothing the way for business to benefit from the vast range of skills held by former military personnel.Last year more than 15,000 people left the armed forces - collectively making a huge array of skills and expertise newly-available to the job market.But for some ex-members of the forces, despite them being well-equipped to offer much to potential employers, the process of readjusting to civilian life aft...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 @ 13:19
Research, based from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) labour market surveys, calculated the direct and indirect contribution of up to 85,000 personnel that are expected to leave the forces by 2021.Barclays said more than one in five (22%) service leavers will face employment challenges, with businesses overlooking ex-military candidates and their valuable skills during the recruitment process.Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, who serve...
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, 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: 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, 2 August 2016 @ 11:44
£287,000 grant to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to support members of the Army familyABF The Soldiers’ Charity, on behalf of all the Regiments and Corps of the Army, has awarded a grant £287,000 in July 2016 toward SSAFA’s Casework service and Family Support Group meetings during 2016.SSAFA’s casework service provides much needed support to military veterans and their families.&nb...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 @ 10:32
 WORLDWIDE hearing specialist Amplifon haslaunched a search to find ‘The Best Of British’ in memory of its founder andSecond World War hero Charles Holland who was honoured for his bravery byBritain and America. The Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britonswill celebrate truly remarkable ex-military personnel and members of the publicwho are an example to the nation. The awards are in honour of Major Charles Holland,who ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 22 June 2016 @ 13:11
A professional body has joined a campaign to attract former members of the UK’s armed forces to join the country’s skills-starved construction industry.Nearly a quarter of a million (230,000) new workers are needed for the industry by 2020 and with fewer graduates coming into the sector, military leavers are a viable untapped resource that should be utilised, according to the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).Currently around 20,...
Date Posted: Monday, 16 May 2016 @ 09:11
The Virgin Media Business: #VOOM 2016 offers organisationsand individuals a chance to pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1million in prizes, as well as a whole raft of ‘money-can’t buy’ opportunities.BFRS are pitching to provide a Military Community Job andCareer Mobile Centre to provide direct accessto Career advice and Jobs for the Armed Forces Community.BFRShave hosted a number of successful Military Community ...
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, 12 January 2016 @ 12:22
Ten former military personnel graduated from Wiltshire College, followingsix weeks of intensive training as part of Siemens Rail Automation’s new‘Military2Rail’ initiative, completing amixture of work-based and college training, delivered and funded by apartnership between Siemens and Wiltshire College.Former military personnelcelebrate graduating from the Military2Rail programme with Siemens bosses anddeputy director Rob Hand, ...
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: Thursday, 19 November 2015 @ 15:28
 As most of us know, moderntechnology allows us to check websites whether we are on the train, walking orin front of the TV. Mobile phones and tablets with their smaller screen sizesmake it difficult to view a conventional website which fits onto a computermonitor. Research shows that over 45% ofvisitors to the BFRS website are using mobile devices and they have upgradedtheir website to use “responsive” technology, which automati...