From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

From graduate training programme to veteran training programme

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?

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Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

Making Armed Forces Covenant pledges more meaningful

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.

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Showcase your organisation to veterans with a military insight day

Showcase your organisation to veterans with a military insight day

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.

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The benefits of work placements from an employers perspective

The benefits of work placements from an employers perspective

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).

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How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: Virgin Money

How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: Virgin Money

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.

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How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: BP

How to set up and run a successful Military Insight Day: BP

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.

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Free toolkit to help develop your Armed Forces recruitment strategy

Free toolkit to help develop your Armed Forces recruitment strategy

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.

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5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

5 reasons why veterans could be the answer to your recruitment problems

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.

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Using social media to attract the best service leavers

Using social media to attract the best service leavers

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.

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How To Write A 'Stand Out' CV

How To Write A 'Stand Out' CV

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.

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