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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Why SME's should take advantage of the veteran talent pool

Why SME's should take advantage of the veteran talent pool

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.

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Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Why should you become a volunteer with the RAF Air Cadets?

Jo Parkes is a Project Officer at RAF Air Cadet headquarters and has been since 2004. She always wanted to be become a volunteer after she joined as a cadet 10 years earlier when she was 15. Jo chats to SaluteMyJob about how employers and ex-Service men and women can get involved with the air cadets - and how rewarding being a volunteer can be.

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Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Former Warrant Officer to Prison Officer - and Hollywood extra

Carl Salmond is a former Warrant Officer 1st Class with the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. He left the Army in 2008 after 22 years of exemplary military service. He has since gained extensive experience as a security consultant, managing and leading close protection and surveillance teams and facilitating and delivering security training courses. Since leaving the Army, Carl has also starred alongside Hollywood stars, taking on extra roles through a military casting agency and is about to begin a new career as a Prison Officer. 

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Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Former Army Corporal with PTSD now studying for a Degree

Andrew McAtee is a former Substantive Corporal in the Army. He joined in 1994 and left in 2016 after 22 years’ service, starting his career with the Royal Irish Regiment for 14 years, transferring to The Rifles in 2009, then moving to Preston for the final two years to 3 Medical Regiment. Andrew was medically discharged and was deemed unfit to work, due to a shoulder injury sustained in Afghanistan and PTSD and is currently studying for a degree at Salford University.

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Royal British Legion and Groundwork forge a new employment service for vulnerable veterans

Royal British Legion and Groundwork forge a new employment service for vulnerable veterans

FORMER service personnel in Greater Manchester who have found the transition from the military to the civilian world particularly challenging will soon be able to access specialised employment support so they can get back into work, reports The Bolton News. 

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General Election 2017: Manifesto guide on where the parties stand on supporting veterans

General Election 2017: Manifesto guide on where the parties stand on supporting veterans

With the General Election just around the corner, SaluteMyJob takes a look at the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and Scottish Nationalist Party manifestos and how each party plans to support veterans.

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Virtual Careers Fair to Run in June for Veterans and Service Leavers

Virtual Careers Fair to Run in June for Veterans and Service Leavers

SaluteMyJob is pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership with The Officers’ Association (OA), a charity committed to enhancing the lives of former military officers. We will be collaborating to deliver a virtual (online) careers fair for former and transitioning military jobseekers.

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Amazon launches free training scheme to veterans & reservists

Amazon launches free training scheme to veterans & reservists

SaluteMyJob finds out more about Amazon’s launch of a new training and job placement scheme, offering free training to educate military veterans, reservists, and their spouses, on the latest software development and cloud computing technologies. 

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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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