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COMBAT STRESS SEES NUMBER OF VETERANS SEEKING MENTAL HEALTH HELP QUADRUPLE

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The UK’s leading mental health charity for military veterans has reported a fourfold increase in the number of former services personnel seeking help for mental health issues in the past two decades. Combat Stress, which offers residential and community-based advice and treatment for veterans suffering from a range of mental health conditions, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), de...

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INSURANCE COMPANY VP RECOMMENDS “HIDDEN GEM” INDUSTRY TO FORCES LEAVERS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The vice president of Lockton Companies, the world’s largest privately owned, independent insurance brokerage firm, has described the insurance industry as a “hidden gem” that is often overlooked but could be perfect for many Forces leavers looking to transition to a new career. Lockton VP Henry Dyson also served in the Army between May 2004 and September 2008 as a company operations officer in...

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TEAM KILI ‘CONQUER KILIMANJARO’ TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PTSD

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

An intrepid team of heroes has conquered Africa’s highest mountain in a bid to raise awareness of veterans’ disabilities and recognition of the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As the team’s website puts it, loss of limb is visible; PTSD is not. PTSD is a normal reaction to extreme trauma and it is vital to de-stigmatise this condition in order for sufferers to seek early diagno...

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BARCLAYS RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME COULD PROVIDE A NEW CAREER FOR SERVICE LEAVERS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Introduced in 2010, Barclays’ Armed Forces Transition, Employment & Resettlement programme (AFTER), is designed to help current and ex-service personnel make the transition from the military to a civilian career. The AFTER programme comprises a number of different elements, including the provision of mentoring, work experience – often within Barclays itself ?, CV and interview coaching, educati...

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TIPS TO MAKE YOUR COVER LETTER STAND OUT

over 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

If you’re looking to make the transition into the civilian job market, you will probably find a lot of advice about constructing an effective, eye-catching CV and perfecting your interview technique. In addition, the cover letter you send can sometimes be overlooked, but it is an important part of the process when you’re looking to secure ex-Forces jobs. In fact, it is usually the first thing a...

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THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF FINDING A JOB BY APPLYING ON SPEC

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Sometimes applying for vacancies on our website is not enough. If you really know what you want, you can boost your job search with speculative applications. To increase your chances of success with a spec application, you must be systematic. Here are five do's and don'ts that will help. Do: Work out what job you want. Employers are more likely to consider someone seeking a specific role rather...

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AMAZON HOSTS MILITARY INSIGHT DAY IN MARCH

over 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Online retail giant Amazon is to hold a Military Insight Day for current and former military personnel interested in careers within the organisation. The event will take place on March 10 at the company’s Hemel Hempstead Fulfilment Centre. As well as a chance to find out about various roles, particularly those in operational leadership, the day will incorporate a CV-writing workshop and provide...

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AMPUTEE TRANS-ATLANTIC ROWING TEAM GET A SURPRISE CALL FROM PRINCE HARRY

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A four-man team of ex-military and serving amputees who are undertaking a gruelling 3,000-mile row for charity have received a surprise call of support from Prince Harry. The crew, who had previously been described as “hoofing individuals” (slang for ‘amazing’, as many ex-forces personnel will already know) by Hollywood actor Tom Hardy, received the call by satellite phone. The prince congratul...

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PRINCE HARRY VISITS INVICTUS GAMES TRY-OUTS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

With the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games less than 100 days away, trials for a place in the UK team are well underway. Games patron Prince Harry attended the first day of trials at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. "The excitement is building not just here but also across the pond. You will be unbelievably amazed by the amount of support there is out there for you,” the Prince told pa...

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PM’S OFFICE CONCERNED OVER ‘FALSE CLAIMS’ AGAINST IRAQ WAR VETERANS

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

David Cameron’s official spokesperson has expressed concern over misconduct accusations levelled against UK armed forces veterans, which may be “fabricated” or “not justified.” According to the BBC, the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has officially informed around 280 veterans they are under investigation. The organisation was set up to investigate allegations of abuse towards Iraqi civi...

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