Why ex-military personnel are well-suited to successfully transition into Health and Safety roles

Why ex-military personnel are well-suited to successfully transition into Health and Safety roles

Are you a former Service man a woman? Have you thought about a career in Heath and Safety? Or are you an employer looking to fill health and safety roles? If so, read our case studies with G's Global and find out more about how ex-military personnel are well-suited to forge a career in Health and Safety.

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SaluteMyJob Special Edition September Newsletter

SaluteMyJob Special Edition September Newsletter

In this month's special edition newsletter we are looking at the success of our partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute, where we offer free cybersecurity training to former and transitioning military personnel. We have now helped qualify 100 veterans and to celebrate this milestone, in this special edition newsletter, you can find out more about the unique programme, ex-military success stories and meet our 100th qualified veteran.  

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From Regimental Sergeant Major to Senior Safety and Risk Advisor

From Regimental Sergeant Major to Senior Safety and Risk Advisor

Gary Cullen served for 25 years with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards and reached Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM). He is now a Senior Safety and Risk Advisor at G’s. SaluteMyJob chats to Gary about his military career and why he believes ex-military personnel are well-suited to health and safety roles.

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Ex-military personnel making their mark at Europe’s leading fresh produce companies

Ex-military personnel making their mark at Europe’s leading fresh produce companies

G’s is one of Europe’s leading fresh produce companies, supplying salads and vegetables to all major UK and many European supermarkets. G’s has farms in UK, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Senegal and the USA. At any one time, there is 7,000 people employed in the company, with 3,800 employees in the UK. SaluteMyJob chats to Beverly Dixon, Group HR Director about the roles ex-military personnel and reservists are most suited for within the company - and why they add value to the business.

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SaluteMyJob, IBM and Corsham Institute Cybersecurity training ex-military success stories

SaluteMyJob, IBM and Corsham Institute Cybersecurity training ex-military success stories

SaluteMyJob has launched its latest cybersecurity training course for military veterans in the UK, with the 100th veteran passing through the doors of the Corsham Institute. Here we look at some of our success stories - three ex-military personnel who excelled in the training and have landed successful employment in highly sough-after roles. 

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From Royal Marine Commando to contractor at Satisnet

From Royal Marine Commando to contractor at Satisnet

Neil Luke is a former Sergeant in the Royal Marines who left in 2015 after 13-years of exemplary service. He left not knowing what career path to take but came across the free Cyber Security Training Course, run by SaluteMyJob, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute. After completing the course, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The former Royal Marine Commando is now working as a contractor at Satisnet on a large scale project to implement an information security management system.

 

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Cybersecurity training adding to ex-military aptitude towards infosecurity roles

Cybersecurity training adding to ex-military aptitude towards infosecurity roles

Carl Rowley, a former Royal Navy air traffic controller, has struggled to find a fulfilling career since leaving the Navy. The former Petty Officer has found it a challenge to translate his transferable military skills and find the right job that complements his valuable skill-set. But with a strong interest in IT and ambitions to work as a SOC Analyst, Carl, with hopes of turning his fortune around, has self-taught himself a number of cybersecurity skills and is our 100th veteran to pass through the doors of the Corsham Institute (Ci), completing both the IBM Cyber Security Training Course and IBM's i2 Analyst Training Course

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SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute's free cybersecurity training hits the headlines

SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute's free cybersecurity training hits the headlines

SaluteMyJob launched its latest cybersecurity training course for military veterans in the UK last week, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute (Ci).  During the five-day course, a number of journalists from local media and the national press visited the Corsham Institute to meet with the students and chat to SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute about their unique partnership.

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From Rifleman to Accounts Manager at leading IT Security Reseller

From Rifleman to Accounts Manager at leading IT Security Reseller

Wesley Freeman was a Rifleman in the British Army for five years. He left this year not knowing what he wanted to do and despite having no IT or cybersecurity experience, he enrolled on the free Cyber Security Training Course, ran by SaluteMyJob, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute, where students learn how to navigate the IBM QRadar user interface. During the week long course, he landed one month’s work experience at Satisnet and has since been offered a permanent role with the leading IT Security Reseller. 

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100 veterans now qualified in cybersecurity thanks to SaluteMyJob, IBM and Ci

100 veterans now qualified in cybersecurity thanks to SaluteMyJob, IBM and Ci

SaluteMyJob has launched its latest cybersecurity training course for military veterans in the UK, in partnership with IBM and the Corsham Institute (Ci). This free certification in IBM security and analytics solutions teaches cybersecurity software skills to former and transitioning military personnel, and 100 veterans will complete the course by 8th September.

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From Sergeant in the Intelligence Corps - to Intelligence Analyst at a leading UK insurer

Pete Durbin always wanted to join the Army and enlisted in the Intelligence Corps when he was 19. He left in 2016 as a Sergeant after 11-years exemplary military service. Pete is now working as an Intelligence Analyst at a leading UK insurer - and credits completing SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institutes i2 analyst training as a reason for gaining such a highly-sought-after role.

 

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Veterans’ Health & Wellbeing in Scotland – Are We Getting it Right?

Veterans’ Health & Wellbeing in Scotland – Are We Getting it Right?

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner has published a short report on key health issues for the veterans community, entitled Veterans’ Health & Wellbeing in Scotland – Are We Getting it Right?
 

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The SME's Perspective on Employing Veterans

The SME's Perspective on Employing Veterans

To find out more about SME's who are actively employing veterans, SaluteMyJob has interviewed Chesterfield Cylinders, DOGFI.SH and Waves, who all offer their own unique insight into employing veterans, telling us about the benefits to their business and their top tips for SME's looking to hire ex-military personal.

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How employing ex-military personnel can benefit SME's

How employing ex-military personnel can benefit SME's

Waves is a Learning and Organisational Development Company, providing consultancy to the military and commercial sectors, in the UK and Middle East, founded by Lou Whiting, a former Army Officer. SaluteMyJob chats to the director and owner about setting up your own business post-transition, the benefits of employing from the military community, the transferable soft and hard skills of ex-military personnel and she offers some top tips for SME’s looking to employ veterans.

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Why SME's should take advantage of the veteran talent pool

Why SME's should take advantage of the veteran talent pool

SME Chesterfield Cylinders is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high pressure gas containment systems. In this case study, we get an insight into employing veterans and the reasons why all businesses should take advantage of the huge veteran talent pool, from Managing Director Mick Pinder. We also chat to an ex-military employee who offers his own insight into transitioning into commercial employment and the valuable, transferable skills that helped him secure a job - and quick promotion.

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The challenges and benefits of employing veterans as a Small Business

The challenges and benefits of employing veterans as a Small Business

In this case study, we chat to Simon Cole, Operations Director of Enterprise mobility specialists DOGFI.SH Mobile. Simon reports a number of challenges in actively trying to engage with and recruit veterans - but also offers an insight into the benefits of employing veterans, offering his own top tips to other SME's.

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33 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

33 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

The Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards is the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Seven recipients of 2014 ERS Gold Awards have retained their Gold status and a further 33 employers have been awarded Gold, it was announced this week by The Ministry of Defence.

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As an employer could you do more for veterans?

As an employer could you do more for veterans?

In its new 'Continue to Employment' Report, the Forces in Mind Trust concludes that “employers could and should do more to seek out and recognise the ex-Service man or woman and the skills and experiences they possess”.

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Transition - from generic to individual

Transition - from generic to individual

Andrew Jackson, MD of SaluteMyJob tells us why tailoring your CV is more likely to help you the job you want when you transition out of the military. 

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