SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting to merge

Ex-military jobseekers and reservists are set to benefit from more job opportunities thanks to the merger of two specialist recruitment consultancies.

SaluteMyJob and J1 Consulting have announced their merger, joining forces to provide a more comprehensive set of integrated veterans focused advisory, recruitment and training services that will better serve employers and ex-military jobseekers alike.

New employer focused company to be formed

On merging, a new company will be formed, known as SMJ Consulting Services Ltd (SMJ), focusing exclusively on helping employers capitalise on ex-military and reservist talent. SaluteMyJob will still continue to help former Service personnel and reservists with expert career guidance and support in their job search.

SMJ Consulting Services to help employers with Armed Forces programmes

The new consultancy will help employers to plan and implement Armed Forces programmes and build pipelines of talent, particularly those roles where employers have skills gaps. Ex-military jobseekers will benefit from the merger with access to more job opportunities from a broader range of employers looking for ex-military talent. The jobs advertised will be wide-ranging and be suitable for all levels of experience - with SaluteMyJob’s employment consultants still on hand to offer expert career advice and help former military personnel and reservists in their job search.

With more than 16,000 highly-trained men and women leaving the Armed Forces every year, thousands more serving in the Reserves and a wider community of around one million working age veterans, the pool of ex-military talent is large and skilled enough to add value to any organisation. The new SMJ will make it easier for employers to source talent from a pool many find hard to access.

Managing Director Brigadier (Retd) Andrew Jackson said: “There is a clear strategic fit with J1, who specialise in a different sector of the ex-military market to us, and bring with them an excellent and well established reputation. The merger will enable us to provide a wider and more coherent range of services to employers and improved employment support to transitioning and former Service men and women” 

Managing Director Lt Col (Retd) Nick Everard said: “I have known Andrew Jackson for a long time, both during our time in the Army and since. I admire what he is achieving with SaluteMyJob, and look forward to being a part of that, providing the firm with a new Executive Search capability under the J1 brand as well as assisting with its growing consultancy offerings.”

Want to know more about the merger?

If you want to know more about how the merger might affect you then read our merger FAQs.

If you are an employer and you would like to find about more about how SMJ Consulting Services can help you, contact Andrew Jackson at andrew@smjconsultingservices.co.uk or Nick Everard at nick@smjconsultingservices.co.uk