Armed Forces Covenant: benefit not burden

Armed Forces Covenant: benefit not burden

More than 3,000 employers have now signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community - though a promising number, findings from a recent report have shown there is still a significant lack of awareness and understanding of the Covenant and its role in society.   

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How did you decide on your career after the military?

How did you decide on your career after the military?

Veterans Work, a consortium of organisations including Deloitte, the Forces in Mind Trust and the Officers’ Association, are carrying out a survey to understand the experiences of veterans in finding employment after leaving the military. The findings from the research will be used to understand whether any further support would be useful and they would like to hear about your own experience.

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Reports back calls for employers to take advantage of military talent

Reports back calls for employers to take advantage of military talent

MORE influential business leaders have added their voices to calls for employers to work harder to recruit from the growing veteran talent pool.
Both the Institute of Leadership and Management and banking giant Barclays have published reports this month which add further weight to SaluteMyJob’s message to businesses that they are missing out if they are not employing service leavers.

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FiMT Report: Demographic Research of the Serving and Former Officer Community

FiMT Report: Demographic Research of the Serving and Former Officer Community

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), together with the Officers’ Association has released a new report, which provides a definitive demographic profile of the serving and ex-officer community.

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Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016

The Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2016 has been published by the MOD setting out the major achievement of the Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments. We take a look at some of the key findings, in particular focusing on the Covenant and employers.  

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Armed Forces' Veterans: Assets to business Report

Armed Forces' Veterans: Assets to business Report

In recent weeks, five reports have been published on the subject of veterans’ employment. For this month’s special edition newsletter, we have put together a White Paper, extracting the positive data from the reports to emphasise the narrative that promotes veterans as assets to business.

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The Veterans’ Transition Review: Second Follow-Up Report

The Veterans’ Transition Review: Second Follow-Up Report

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has published a second follow-up report from the Veterans' Transition Review (published in February 2014). The follow-up report shows some positive progress concerning veterans transition, specifically education and training, resettlement and employment, housing, health, welfare and the Armed Forces Covenant.

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New Data From Deloitte Reveals 'Stark Disconnect Between The Rhetoric And The Reality' Of Veteran Employment

New Data From Deloitte Reveals 'Stark Disconnect Between The Rhetoric And The Reality' Of Veteran Employment

A comprehensive report, published today by Deloitte in collaboration with Armed Forces charities the Forces in Mind Trust and the Officers’ Association, reveals a “stark disconnect between the rhetoric and the reality” of veteran employment. We take a look at some of the key findings in the report, which features recommendations on what more can be done to support veteran employment, from Managing Director of SaluteMyJob, Andrew Jackson.

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The Art of the Covenant

The Art of the Covenant

A paper examining the effects and purposes of the Armed Forces Covenant and how organisations are putting corporate and the community covenants in to use, has been published. Over the past 12 months, Nationwide Building Society has sponsored RUSI to engage with the government on policy and planning for the Armed Forces Covenant, commercial organisations who have signed a Covenant pledge and military beneficiaries and their families.

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The Veterans Community - Employability, Skills & Learning report

The Veterans Community - Employability, Skills & Learning report

A comprehensive report by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner  looking at improving learning and employment opportunities for the veterans community in Scotland has been published. The report covers major ground, exploring the core subjects of ‘Securing Employment’, ‘Qualifications and Skills’ and ‘Further and Higher Education’. SaluteMyJob looks at some of the key findings, specifically focusing on securing employment, strategic leadership and the vital need for more to be done to ensure the qualifications and skills gained while serving, are more widely recognised by employers.

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Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland report

Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland report

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and the Directory of Social Change (DSC) have released the Sector Insight: Armed Forces Charities in Scotland report, to help to inform Scotland’s policy direction and those working within the charity sector. The publication looks in depth into the finances, purposes and functions of more than 300 Armed Forces charities, including those that operate on both sides of the border.

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Call to Mind: A Framework for Action Report

Call to Mind: A Framework for Action Report

Call To Mind: A Framework for Action report, commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust and conducted by Community Innovations Enterprise, highlights that while Scotland has one of the most robust mental and related health support structures for veterans in the UK, there are gaps in provision and specific areas where further improvements could be made. The report provides the findings from a review of the mental and related health needs of veterans in Scotland.

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Our Community - Our Covenant Report

Our Community - Our Covenant Report

The Our Community – Our Covenant report, jointly commissioned by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) and Local Government Association (LGA), looks at ways to improve the local delivery of the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant. The comprehensive report found that 38% of Armed Forces Community members felt disadvantaged as a result of their service, the report also identified in some aspects a discrepancy between what is perceived to be the Covenant’s remit, and what is actually being delivered.

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