Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

SMALL businesses are being encouraged to reap the rewards of employing highly-skilled and motivated service leavers in a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

A Force for Business: Service Leavers and Small Business describes how businesses employing veterans have reported benefits including resolved skills shortages, improved team performance and fresh perspectives and creative ideas.

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Retired Rear Admiral to CEO on military leadership and how ex-military personnel could close crucial skills gaps

Simon gives us an insight into his military career and the key transferable skills he gained that he still uses today; he also shares why he believes ex-military personnel make great leaders and could be the key to the success of helping close some of the crucial skills gaps.

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Skills, leadership and ex-military talent

Skills, leadership and ex-military talent

Barely a week goes by without skills shortages in the UK economy hitting the headlines, which are predicted only to grow as a result of Brexit and other significant economic events.

Another common theme in the news recently is the importance of building leadership development to support the growth of businesses. But what could solve both these problems? The ex-military talent pool.

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SaluteMyJob hosts valuable discussion to consider the formation of a a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition

SaluteMyJob hosts valuable discussion to consider the formation of a a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition

SaluteMyJob, as one of the founders of  The Scottish Veterans' Employment and Training Service (SVETS), hosted a working seminar to consider the formation of a Scottish Enterprise Approach to Transition on Wednesday. (April 24th)


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Cyber Success Story: Former Military Policeman making his mark in Santander

Cyber Success Story: Former Military Policeman making his mark in Santander

Are you ex-military and looking at Financial Crime as your next career move? Be inspired by our case study with former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa who successfully completed SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institutes i2 training course - and is now making his mark with one of the world’s leading banks as a Transaction Monitoring Analyst.

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Santander: Why a former military police was the perfect candidate to join the company

Santander: Why a former military police was the perfect candidate to join the company

Emily Selkirk is Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Transaction Monitoring at Santander. Read our case study to find out why the transferable skills of a former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa, made him the perfect candidate for a role within her team.

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Armed Forces Covenant: benefit not burden

Armed Forces Covenant: benefit not burden

More than 3,000 employers have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community - though a promising number, findings from a recent report have shown there is still a significant lack of awareness and understanding of the Covenant and its role in society.   

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Career Progression: How to advance in your career

Career Progression: How to advance in your career

A recent report by Deloitte, Veterans Work: Moving on Report, found that 70% of veterans under 30 say 'career progression' is the most important factor when searching for a civilian job. Interestingly, a previous report by Deloitte, Veterans Veterans Work: Recognising the potential of ex-Service personnel, found in addition to offering a broad range of skills, a majority of employers reported that ex-military employees are promoted more quickly (53%). So how can you be part of the 53%?

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Quest magazine features two of our successful i2 course candidates on track for success

Quest magazine features two of our successful i2 course candidates on track for success

In this month’s Quest magazine, SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute’s partnership hits the headlines, with two of our i2 course candidates talking about their experience in the military, why they want to go into cybersecurity - and how the course has helped ignite their ambitions.

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