MAKING the leap from Royal Marines officer to financial adviser meant greater work-life balance and career freedom for Nick O’Sullivan MBE.Read More
Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.Read More
MORE influential business leaders have added their voices to calls for employers to work harder to recruit from the growing veteran talent pool.
Both the Institute of Leadership and Management and banking giant Barclays have published reports this month which add further weight to SaluteMyJob’s message to businesses that they are missing out if they are not employing service leavers.
Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.Read More
Hosting insight days are a great way of showcasing to ex-military jobseekers what it is like to work for you, what roles may suit their skills and also shows your commitment to employing veterans to the military community. Here we share some tips about how to run an insight day.Read More
Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace and employers can find out about the benefits of employing ex-military personnel. Here we chat to Barclays about their Armed Forces Transition programme (AFTER).
Virgin Money hosted their first Financial Services Insight Day for Service Leavers last year with great success. We chat to Nick Calder, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, now a Programme Manager at Virgin Money, on how to set up and run a successful Insight Day - and how ex-military personnel add value to an organisation.Read More
Creating work placement opportunities for Service Leavers is a win win situation for both your company and for the person undertaking your programme. Here’s some top tips about designing your own programme.Read More
BP’s first Military Placement Programme (MPP) Discovery Day took place in February, with a further Discovery Day planned for later in the year. SaluteMyJob chats to Charlotte Stacey, Early Careers Talent Partner at BP, about the day and she offers some valuable top tips for employers looking to host their own Insight Day for Service leavers.Read More
VETERANS have welcomed the Government’s decision to allow service leavers to keep their ID cards.
The move, confirmed by Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood, will allow former service personnel to "retain that emotional connection" to their career.Read More
There are a number of ways employers can engage with and market opportunities to the military community. So what actions can you as an employer take to successfully market opportunities to the military community?Read More
If you’re looking to hire ex-military personnel then our free toolkit, Capitalising on military talent: How to develop an Armed Forces friendly recruitment practice, offers a range of practical suggestions to help you attract, recruit and retain ex-military talent.Read More
Are you finding it harder to find qualified candidates? Have you got skills gaps you’re struggling to fill? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions then we’d like to give you five reasons why employing ex-military talent could help you.Read More
IF your business is doing something great and actively supporting service leavers, make sure you’re shouting about it.
Using your social media channels and company website to promote your business’s commitment to veterans will help veterans feel confident that they will receive the support they need on joining and settling into a new role.Read More