Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

Call to remove obstacles to employing "skilled and motivated" service leavers

SMALL businesses are being encouraged to reap the rewards of employing highly-skilled and motivated service leavers in a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

A Force for Business: Service Leavers and Small Business describes how businesses employing veterans have reported benefits including resolved skills shortages, improved team performance and fresh perspectives and creative ideas.

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Retired Rear Admiral to CEO on military leadership and how ex-military personnel could close crucial skills gaps

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.

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Skills, leadership and ex-military talent

Skills, leadership and ex-military talent

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.

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Ex-soldiers wanted to fill 'serious skills shortage' in building 65 new homes

Ex-soldiers wanted to fill 'serious skills shortage' in building 65 new homes

FORMER soldiers could soon be helping to build new homes in the city thanks to a new scheme. Major house builder Hyde Housing has teamed up with The Royal British Legion to create new job opportunities for Armed Forces’ leavers.

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Filling The Skills Gap: Facilities Management

Filling The Skills Gap: Facilities Management

Facilities Management is a role that can be directly transferred from the military to a commercial setting. Military buildings and their services need managing, whether they are in the UK, abroad or in a hostile environment. 

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Scheme Connecting Veterans and Service Leavers Into The Construction Industry Goes Live

Scheme Connecting Veterans and Service Leavers Into The Construction Industry Goes Live

Buildforce, an industry-led initiative to inspire veterans to pursue a career in construction and strengthen recruitment from the Armed Forces into the industry, has been officially launched.

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Deployment to Employment: Exploring the veteran employment gap in the UK

 Deployment to Employment: Exploring the veteran employment gap in the UK

In a comprehensive review of available research by the Royal British Legion, the charity looks at the most recent veteran employment rates and explores the benefits of recruiting ex-military personnel - showing how the Government and employers can help breakdown the barriers facing military jobseekers.

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