This month a number of leading UK employers will be opening up their graduate and apprentice training schemes to find the future talent of their organisation. Graduate training schemes can be a valuable stepping stone between the adult workplace and working life. But with over 15,000 people leaving the UK armed forces between April 2017 and March 2018, SaluteMyJob asks - are businesses missing a trick by not also running a veterans’ training programme alongside their graduate or apprenticeship programmes and thereby helping bridge the gap between military life and the civilian workplace?Read More
While you might not think a squadron commander or midshipman would be a great asset to your business, how would you fancy taking on a proven leader with extensive experience of people management?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
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
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
COMPANIES looking for trained cybersecurity staff will soon be able to take their pick of a new wave of qualified veterans thanks to a new course being run by SaluteMyJob, in partnership with IBM.Read More
At SaluteMyJob we know the task of writing your CV can be a daunting experience for ex-military jobseekers - but we are here to help! Your CV has 30 seconds to impress an employer so to make sure your CV stands out from other jobseekers, we have created a CV template and step-by-step guide for you to follow.Read More