85,000 ex-military people available to fill employers' skills gaps

85,000 ex-military people available to fill employers' skills gaps

Research for the Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS) programme has estimated that one-in-ten veterans leaving the military in the next five years will face long-term unemployment.

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Almost 100 veterans now qualified as data analysts thanks to SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute

Almost 100 veterans now qualified as data analysts thanks to SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute

SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institute are pleased to announce that, through their unique partnership,  a further seven Armed Forces veterans and Service leavers are now qualified as data analysts.

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Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Jo Parkes is a Project Officer at RAF Air Cadet headquarters and has been since 2004. She always wanted to be become a volunteer after she joined as a cadet 10 years earlier when she was 15. Jo chats to SaluteMyJob about how employers and ex-Service men and women can get involved with the air cadets - and how rewarding being a volunteer can be.

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Veterans' First Point of Contact

Veterans' First Point of Contact

To coincide with the launch of Veterans’ Gateway, SaluteMyJob interviewed a number of ex-military personnel for individual case studies, showcasing the struggles - and the achievements of ex-military personnel who have transitioned into Civvy Street. ‘Veterans’ Gateway’ is promising to revolutionise a military charity sector by providing a first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

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Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Carl Salmond is a former Warrant Officer 1st Class with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He left the Army in 2008 after 22 years of exemplary military service. He has since gained extensive experience as a security consultant, managing and leading close protection and surveillance teams and facilitating and delivering security training courses. Since leaving the Army, Carl has also starred alongside Hollywood stars, taking on extra roles through a military casting agency and is about to begin a new career as a Prison Officer. 

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Former Lance Corporal looking for the right job

Former Lance Corporal looking for the right job

Craig Slicker, a former Lance Corporal left the Infantry in 2013 after 17-years’ service. After being made redundant, Craig has continued to struggle to find the right role which suits his experience and skills. He believes Veterans’ Gateway will be a great tool for people struggling to find work and adjust to life outside the military - something he is still battling.

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Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Andrew McAtee is a former Substantive Corporal in the Army. He joined in 1994 and left in 2016 after 22 years’ service, starting his career with the Royal Irish Regiment for 14 years, transferring to The Rifles in 2009, then moving to Preston for the final two years to 3 Medical Regiment. Andrew was medically discharged and was deemed unfit to work, due to a shoulder injury sustained in Afghanistan and PTSD and is currently studying for a degree at Salford University.

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Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Stephen McCue is a former Sergeant in the Royal Armoured Corps. In 2009 he sustained serious injuries while in Afghanistan after his armoured vehicle was hit by an IED. He was medically discharged in 2013 and although he initially struggled during his resettlement period - he really enjoyed moving into civvy street and now has a successful career.

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Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Jonathan Bebbington is a former Captain in the Royal Logistics Corps. He had an exemplary military career and left the Army in 2012 after 28 years. Since then, although highly experienced, with a huge amount of transferable skills, Jonathan has really struggled to find employment.

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Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Mark Gill is a former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Mark left in 2015 after 25 years’ service. He is currently living in the US and said there was little positives he could take away from his military transition after struggling to find his way in the job market.

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Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Keith Blake joined the Army as a Reservist in 1994 and left in January this year after 23 years. He has found it difficult to navigate what resettlement support is available to him and has struggled with finding employment and financial support. He believes Veterans’ Gateway is a “win” for veterans and will engage with the service in the future.

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Royal British Legion and Groundwork forge a new employment service for vulnerable veterans

Royal British Legion and Groundwork forge a new employment service for vulnerable veterans

FORMER service personnel in Greater Manchester who have found the transition from the military to the civilian world particularly challenging will soon be able to access specialised employment support so they can get back into work, reports The Bolton News. 

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SaluteMyJob newsletter: June 2017

SaluteMyJob newsletter: June 2017

For this month’s newsletter, we are exploring the Capitalising on military talent: Everything you need to know about employing veterans toolkit further, looking at how to inspire and prepare veterans for civilian employment by reaching out and marketing opportunities to the military community.

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What employment events are coming up this month?

What employment events are coming up this month?

Do you want to find out what employment events are going on in your area for reservists, former and transitioning military personnel this month?

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How to Inspire and Prepare Veterans For Civilian Employment: Reach out to the military community

How to Inspire and Prepare Veterans For Civilian Employment: Reach out to the military community

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?

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WYG: Why veterans can add value to your workplace

WYG: Why veterans can add value to your workplace

WYG is an award-winning professional services firm operating from more than 50 locations across the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. WYG were one of the employers who participated in the Ex-military in Management Careers Fair. SaluteMyJob chats to Alan Cliffe, a former Royal Engineers soldier, now Associate Director, about his role in the virtual careers fair and WYG’s wider commitment to employing veterans. 

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National Reserves Day: Why should you hire a reservist?

National Reserves Day: Why should you hire a reservist?

Today is national Reserves Day, an opportunity to come together as a nation and celebrate the contributions reservists make to our country.

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Military charities join forces to launch new service for veterans

Military charities join forces to launch new service for veterans

A new helpline launched today called ‘Veterans’ Gateway’ is promising to revolutionise a military charity sector that currently leaves two thirds (64 per cent) of veterans ‘confused’, by providing a first point of contact for veterans seeking support.

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Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair attracts 300 ex-military jobseekers and top employers

Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair attracts 300 ex-military jobseekers and top employers

The ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Virtual Careers Fair, a joint collaboration between SaluteMyJob and the Officers’ Association (OA) attracted almost 300 ex-military jobseekers over the two-day event on 6/7th June.

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Recruit ex-military personnel in order to future-proof UK manufacturing

Recruit ex-military personnel in order to future-proof UK manufacturing

A leading manufacturing company has said that by tapping into the unique skills-bank of former Service men and women when recruiting fresh talent, industry leaders can help future-proof UK manufacturing.  

 

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