Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Former Army Sergeant enjoying life in Civvy Street

Stephen McCue is a former Sergeant in the Royal Armoured Corps. In 2009 he sustained serious injuries while in Afghanistan after his armoured vehicle was hit by an IED. He was medically discharged in 2013 and although he initially struggled during his resettlement period - he really enjoyed moving into civvy street and now has a successful career.

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Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Former Army Captain struggling to find work

Jonathan Bebbington is a former Captain in the Royal Logistics Corps. He had an exemplary military career and left the Army in 2012 after 28 years. Since then, although highly experienced, with a huge amount of transferable skills, Jonathan has really struggled to find employment.

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Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Former Navy Lieutenant Commander on his military transition to the US

Mark Gill is a former Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Mark left in 2015 after 25 years’ service. He is currently living in the US and said there was little positives he could take away from his military transition after struggling to find his way in the job market.

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Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Former Reservist deploying to Africa for charity work

Keith Blake joined the Army as a Reservist in 1994 and left in January this year after 23 years. He has found it difficult to navigate what resettlement support is available to him and has struggled with finding employment and financial support. He believes Veterans’ Gateway is a “win” for veterans and will engage with the service in the future.

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How best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

How best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

Believe it or not, virtual careers fairs can be great places to network with employers, other jobseekers and recruiters - all without leaving your own home! In order to make the most of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair we suggest that you try to make connections with as many people as possible. You never know, you could find yourself invited for an interview or, at the very least, make valuable contacts for future employment opportunities.

We have produced a guide on how best to network at the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair and our Top 5 Tips on Virtual Networking.

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Success for ten veterans who are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software

Success for ten veterans who are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software

Ten ex-military personnel are now certified as users of IBM's QRadar cyber security software thanks to a free Cyber Security Training Course delivered through a unique partnership between IBM, The Corsham Institute and SaluteMyJob.

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An Insight into the work of Recruit for Spouses by founder Heledd Kendrick

An Insight into the work of Recruit for Spouses by founder Heledd Kendrick

SaluteMyJob hears from Army wife, Heledd Kendrick, who launched Recruit for Spouses in 2009. Heledd decided to create a platform on which to promote the military spousal community by introducing employers to the vast talent pool within it and educating them on the numerous benefits of employing a military spouse.

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SaluteMyJob launches Employment Events Page for Veterans, Reservists and Service Leavers

SaluteMyJob launches Employment Events Page for Veterans, Reservists and Service Leavers

Do you want to find out what job fairs are going on in your area for reservists, former and transitioning military personnel? Take a look at SaluteMyJob's new Employment Events page.

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IBM: Why veterans are obvious candidates to help address the cybersecurity skills gap

IBM: Why veterans are obvious candidates to help address the cybersecurity skills gap

Stuart Quick is a former Army Officer and has successfully transitioned into the cybersecurity industry. He is now a Managing Consultant at IBM. SaluteMyJob chats to Stuart to find out more about how ex-military personnel can add value to an organisation and what hard and soft skills does IBM look for when recruiting for cybersecurity roles.  

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Could soldiers, sailors and spies make better CISOs?

Could soldiers, sailors and spies make better CISOs?

In an insightful article on SC Media.com, Max Metzger asks the question, could soldiers, sailors and spies make better Chief Information Security Officers? He looks at how business has long co-opted the language of the military to promote leadership, fight adversity, work as a team, and achieve difficult goals - but how much more relevant are actual military skills and thinking for a CISO fighting a live opponent?

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How To Prepare for the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

How To Prepare for the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair

Research and prior preparation is key to getting the most out of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair! We want to make sure you are confident and fully prepared before the event on 6th and 7th June. To help you get the most out of the Ex-Military in Management Virtual Careers Fair, follow this step-by-step guide.

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From Military Police to Apprentice to Systems Support Consultant at Prudential

From Military Police to Apprentice to Systems Support Consultant at Prudential

Prudential’s Apprenticeship Programme was launched in 2012 in response to high levels of youth unemployment and is a pipeline for Prudential to bring new talent into the business. One of those talented individuals is 22-year-old Conor, who left the Army with a very uncertain future - but has now successfully completed the Prudential Apprenticeship Programme and gained full-time employment at Prudential’s offices in Stirling.

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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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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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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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