Creating a supportive structure for veterans

Creating a supportive structure for veterans

THE creation of an internal military network as a forum for networking and information sharing is a great way to connect with forces veterans, reservists and military spouses. Indeed many companies like HSBC and KPMG use their internal networks as the foundation of their Armed Forces or ‘veterans’ programmes.

 

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Helping recruiters identify military talent

Helping recruiters identify military talent

COMPANIES looking to capitalise on the pool of ex-military talent available to them can make the most of the opportunity by ensuring both sides are speaking the same business language.

While service leavers are encouraged to translate the skills they have learned in the military into those companies can understand, businesses can get a head start by training their recruiters to interpret military experience, or even hiring experienced recruiters from military backgrounds.

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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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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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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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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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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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IBM: Why veterans are obvious candidates to help address the cybersecurity skills gap

IBM: Why veterans are obvious candidates to help address the cybersecurity skills gap

Stuart Quick is a former Army Officer and has successfully transitioned into the cybersecurity industry. He is now a Managing Consultant at IBM. SaluteMyJob chats to Stuart to find out more about how ex-military personnel can add value to an organisation and what hard and soft skills does IBM look for when recruiting for cybersecurity roles.  

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Security Consultancy targets veterans and reservists for cyber jobs

Security Consultancy targets veterans and reservists for cyber jobs

SaluteMyJob chats to Chris Cope, an Information Security Consultant about his former role in the RAF, his key transferable skills, his current role at Advent IM and he offers valuable advice to ex-military personnel and reservists looking to work in the cyber industry.

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Ex-military people are an asset to the Cyber Industry

Ex-military people are an asset to the Cyber Industry

We chat to ex-Army Officer Simon Harris, co-founder of Cysec Resource Co, an executive search, cyber info & security recruitment business. Simon offers a valuable insight into the key skills he believes veterans and reservists can bring to the Cyber industry and offers advice to employers looking to hire veterans. He talks about why he believes that Ex-military people are an asset to the Cyber industry.

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