Career Management is Just a Click Away

An online tool is set to help personnel take better charge of their working lives. The career management portal allows users to browse roles and opportunities across the whole British Army, including those outside their current rank and cap badge, much like a civilian job search. Accessible via personal devices, the software will enable troops… Read More

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Duke of Edinburgh Award for All Recruits?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award could soon be made available to troops across all of the British Army’s initial trade training establishments. Having been part of military life for a number of years – particularly in the Army Cadet Force – the Service’s top brass want more youngsters to get access to it. A trial… Read More

When is a Soldier ‘On Duty’?

Introduction It can sometimes be confusing to know whether a soldier is on or off duty, with some believing that soldiers are on duty 24 hours per day, 365 day a year. This article provides a brief outline on when a soldier, in the British Army, is ‘On Duty’ and ‘Off Duty’ – although the… Read More

Naval Charity Teams up with Carers UK to Support Unpaid Care

Caring for a loved one who is ill, disabled or older can be valuable and rewarding, but without the right support caring can have an impact on your health, your job, your finances and your social life. The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) have teamed up with Carers UK to support unpaid carers… Read More

What is the Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements?

What Is It? The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Arrangements (RFFSA) sets out how part-time troops whose civilian jobs require them to be employed in Canada, Australia or the USA on a temporary basis, can apply to serve with a similar Reserve unit in the country they are moving to. Eligibility Applicants have to be supported… Read More

Armed Forces Pension Scheme Rule Change

Regulars and Reserves who were in the Armed Forces pension scheme (AFPS) on or before 31 March 2012 and on or after 01 April 2015 could benefit from a rule change. Eligible personnel who were transferred from legacy schemes (AFPS 75 and 05 for Regulars or FTRS 97, RFPS 05 and NRPS for Reservists) will… Read More

Local Overseas Allowance to be Overhauled

From July 2021, local overseas allowance (LOA) payments will no longer be based on rank and will instead be tailored more to soldiers’ individual living circumstances. For example, the part of the old LOA package that supported all personnel in running a private vehicle abroad has been removed and will instead be claimed only by… Read More