London Council Helping Personnel Transitioning to Civvy Street

Personnel transitioning to civvy street are getting a helping hand – careof a local authority in London. Guaranteed interviews are being offered to veterans applying for a job with Wandsworth Council, giving them a face-to-face opportunity to showcase their skills if they meet the minimum criteria for the role. For more details on the scheme… Read More

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How To Write a Military-Civilian Resume

When job hunting, having a great resume is an essential tool for securing an interview. This documentation represents and provides the necessary information to recruiters. Having finished serving in the military, you now wish to transition into a civilian career. Only, doing this is not always as easy as you might think. Identifying skills and… Read More

Mistaken Application!

“Any military commander who is honest will admit that he makes mistakes in the application of military power.” Robert McNamara (1916 to 2009) Robert Strange McNamara was the US Secretary of Defence from 1961 to 1968 who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in the nation’s military involvement in the Vietnam War.

What is the Number of Potential Army Applicants who Failed a Counter-terrorism Check in 2016?

During 2016, less than five British Army applicants that underwent a counter-terrorism (CT) check were rejected on the basis of failing to meet this element of their security check. As per Defence Statistics rules, the number has been rounded to avoid bias and preserve anonymity. Reference FOI 2017/05024 dated 22 May 2017.

What is the Number of Applicants who become Pharmacy Technicians?

Below is the number of applicants to become Pharmacy Technicians between 2013 and 2015 (from an FOI request): 2013: Applied: 11 candidates, all in-service transfers (i.e. already serving in the military). Selection Board: 5 successful candidates (45%). Commenced Training: 4 candidates (36%). 2014: Applied: 10 candidates (8 in-service transfers and 2 direct entry (i.e. civilians)).… Read More

Millennials: Linking Lack of ‘Hard Work’ and Handshakes

For those of you who like a firm handshake, here are some interesting research/study findings: Researchers asked 237 participants aged under 30 to exert as much force as they could on a hand dynamometer, which measures grip force in pounds. The results showed that strength scores were lower for both men and women than they were… Read More