Reservists Skills Boost for Business

Skills training can be one of the biggest expenses that organisations face. However, supporting reservist employees can bring big benefits to businesses by saving thousands on their training budgets. As part of a successful career in the reserves a person will develop a broad range of skills through their military training which can help them… Read More

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Celebrating 100 Years of Apprenticeships

Did you know that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the single largest provider of apprenticeships in the UK with more than 18,000 available every year (of which some 2,000 are advanced/higher apprenticeships). The armed forces of the United Kingdom, and the civil service, offer a viable alternative to higher and further education – providing… Read More

Another 1,505 Military Personnel to Be Made Redundant

The fourth and final tranche of redundancies has been announced toady by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The MoD states this “final tranche will only consist of up to 1,505 personnel. This will include a maximum of 1,425 soldiers, 10 medical officers from the Royal Navy and 70 medical personnel from the RAF.” The MoD… Read More

Musicians Say What…

The contraction witnessed in the numbers of personnel in modern standing armies means that army musicians, when not playing dirges for dead prime ministers, are increasingly deployed in combat roles. The occupational health department of the UKs Ministry of Defence thought that it was important to determine whether its musicians were experiencing hearing loss as… Read More