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KEY AREAS TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING THE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE

about 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Making the transition from a military to civillian life can be a difficult and challenging time for Forces Leavers. There are many things to consider, but some of the key areas are: Employment It is important to think about what you want to do long-term and to weigh up whether this is a realistic option. It is certainly a good thing to have a dream job or career in mind but it’s usually sensibl...

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PRINCE WILLIAM PAYS TRIBUTE TO WW1 VC RECIPIENTS

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

HRH Prince William has paid tribute to servicemen who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War. The Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath and unveiled a number of memorial stones during a special service at Birmingham’s Hall of Memory. The ten stones are the first of a total of 627 commissioned by the Government. Over the course of five years, the stones will be laid around the British ...

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INVESTMENT BANK J.P. MORGAN OFFERS EX-MILITARY INTERNSHIPS

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

he US-based investment bank J.P. Morgan is reinforcing its commitment to ex-military recruitment by offering two internship programs for forces leavers in the New Year. These will be based in London and Bournemouth. J.P. Morgan was the first US Investment Bank to sign the British Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which operates on the principles that the armed forces community should not face di...

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NATIONWIDE HOSTS NEW INSIGHT DAY FOR EX-MILITARY TALENT

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Nationwide Building Society is continuing to reinforce its commitment to providing jobs for ex-military personnel in the New Year with a New Insight Day on January 14. The event will be held in Swindon, where the financial institution has its headquarters. The focus will be on careers in project management, and attendees will have the opportunity to talk to former service personnel who have joi...

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NEW BOOK REVEALS THE STRUGGLES OF VETERANS WITH PTSD

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that’s inspirational and important rather than frothy and fun, you could do worse than take a look at ‘Aftershock: The Untold Story of Surviving Peace’. Written by journalist Matthew Green, who spent time embedded with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the book provides an often harrowing account of the difficulties faced by former combatants looking to make...

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BRIAN BLESSED LENDS HIS SUPPORT TO “WALKING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS” EVENT

about 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Actor Brian Blessed has thrown his considerable weight behind a campaign to help homeless forces veterans over the Christmas period and beyond. Walking Home For Christmas is a campaign from the charity Walking With The Wounded that aims to help veterans who don’t have a home to walk to this Christmas. The annual event, which runs until Boxing Day, encourages participants to walk home from work ...

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