A veterans perspective on work placements

A veterans perspective on work placements

Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.

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Preparing for Employment in Civvy Street

Preparing for Employment in Civvy Street

Many commercial businesses recognise the value former Service men and women bring to their workplace. To ensure that you are able to showcase yourself as the most competitive candidate in the job that you want, it is important to be prepared. To fully prepare, make sure you have completed this checklist, if you are looking for further guidance and one-to-one advice, SaluteMyJob are here to help.

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Armed To Farm

Armed To Farm

HighGround, a Service charity and one of SaluteMyJob’s partners, has featured in an article looking at how the personal traits of military men and women are very similar to those underpinning a successful career in agriculture.

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What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

What Are The Top Companies Helping To Support The Armed Forces in the UK?

SaluteMyJob have put together a list of all employers who have been awarded gold by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). ERS gives out bronze, silver and gold awards for employers and organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to the Armed Forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Meet Billy - A Senior Facilities, Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Meet Billy -  A Senior Facilities, Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Billy is a former Senior Facilities, Logistics and Supply Chain Manager in the Army and since leaving, he has worked as a Project Manager, a Security Officer and is currently a Paramedic. He is now looking for Facilities Management roles. 

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Veterans’ Gateway: A one-stop service to support veterans to launch in May

Veterans’ Gateway: A one-stop service to support veterans to launch in May

In November 2016, the Ministry of Defence announced £2 million of funding for a service to support British Armed Forces veterans in need. The new service, called Veterans’ Gateway, will launch in the week beginning 22 May 2017, according to a statement released by the Royal British Legion.

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How to prepare for a job interview

How to prepare for a job interview

Whether this is the first interview you have had since you left the military or the 10th, you are still going to want to get it right and first thing to note is that preparation really is key! For more guidance, read on as SaluteMyJob discuss our top five tips on how best to prepare for a job interview.

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Ex-military people offer solution to the construction skills shortage

Ex-military people offer solution to the construction skills shortage

THE director of defence at a leading UK construction and regeneration group believes veterans provide a "valuable and mutually beneficial solution" to the skills shortage facing the construction industry.

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Ex-military people are an asset to the Cyber Industry

Ex-military people are an asset to the Cyber Industry

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.

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Meet Ralf Topping - A Senior Programme Engineer at Severn Trent Water

Meet Ralf Topping - A Senior Programme Engineer at Severn Trent Water

SaluteMyJob chats to Ralf Topping, a Senior Programme Engineer at Severn Trent Water, who previously served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Engineers. We find out about his role in the military and his successful transition into civilian employment. 

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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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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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