Financial Tips for After You Leave the Military

When it is time for you to leave active duty in the military, there are many things for which you must prepare. One of the important aspects is how to set yourself up financially – not only immediately after you transition to civilian life, but for the long-term as well to build up your nest… Read More

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The Importance of Mental Fitness after you’ve Left the Military

Leaving the military can be one of the most tumultuous and disruptive experiences any ex-service person goes through in life. Trying to get used to living as a civilian and finding structure in life is often highly challenging – particularly in the early weeks and months of retirement. For many ex-military personnel, the key to… Read More

Compulsory Discharge & Changes to Resettlement Packages

Personnel handed compulsory discharges will now receive a full resettlement package in line with their years served. Previously, personnel shown the door had their entitlements slashed to the lowest possible level – irrespective of how long they had been in the ranks. But in a change of policy, the Ministry of Defence said it recognised… Read More

How to add Military Experience to a Civilian Resume and CV

Many veterans struggle applying for jobs and showcasing their military experience on their resume/curriculum vitae (CV). This is because, generally, most are unsure of how to add their military experience to their resume/CV in a way that is recognisable and relatable to a prospective civilian employer. It is essential to translate your military experience into… Read More

Are Pre-service Military-related & Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces?

Research Paper Title Pre-service Military-related and Mental Disorder Factors Associated with Leaving the UK Armed Forces. Background The UK Armed Forces (UKAF) have a substantial manning deficit as more personnel leave than join. This article identified pre-service, military, and mental health factors giving rise to leaving the UKAF and estimated the contributions to leaving of… Read More

Number of Armed Forces Champions Set to Rise

MORE support to help Army leavers make the move to civvy street will soon become available. The government has pledged to increase the number of Armed Forces champions – who are based at job centres around the country and help with the likes of benefits and employment. Will Quince – Minister for Welfare Delivery –… Read More

Service Leavers: Network Cable & Data Centre Sectors

Service leavers interested in working in the network cable and data centre sectors can now use enhanced learning credits to access more courses. The funding can be spent on programmes delivered by CNet Training, which offers packages from a level-three BTEC in certified network cable installation up to a level-seven masters degree in data centre… Read More