Simon gives us an insight into his military career and the key transferable skills he gained that he still uses today; he also shares why he believes ex-military personnel make great leaders and could be the key to the success of helping close some of the crucial skills gaps.Read More
Barely a week goes by without skills shortages in the UK economy hitting the headlines, which are predicted only to grow as a result of Brexit and other significant economic events.
Another common theme in the news recently is the importance of building leadership development to support the growth of businesses. But what could solve both these problems? The ex-military talent pool.Read More
Emily Selkirk is Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Transaction Monitoring at Santander. Read our case study to find out why the transferable skills of a former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa, made him the perfect candidate for a role within her team.Read More
SaluteMyJob interviewed head of IBM's Security Division in Europe, Julian Meyrick, a former Regimental Signals Officer, who served for six years in the Royal Green Jackets in the British Army. Mr Meyrick discusses how veterans are a valuable talent pool that could help fill the large number of vacant cybersecurity roles and how offering conversion training to ex-military personnel is a way of addressing and closing this notable gap.Read More
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.
EX-MILITARY personnel can prove to be ideal candidates for health and safety jobs, used as they are to following process and regulated safety rules in uniquely hazardous and high pressure environments.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More