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MILITARY COVENANT DEBATED IN PARLIAMENT

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The role and effectiveness of the military covenant has been debated in parliament for the first time. The military covenant - also known as the armed forces covenant - was publically introduced in 2000, setting out the mutual obligations between the nation and its armed forces. However, it is not enshrined in law; the Guardian describes it as “an informal understanding, rather than a legally e...

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CURRENT AND FORMER SERVICE PERSONNEL NAMED IN NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The achievements of a large number of currently serving and ex-military personnel have been recognised in the Queen’s 2016 New Year Honours list. Falklands War veteran Simon Weston, who already held an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), was also awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in this year’s list. Mr Weston, who suffered horrific injuries on board the...

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BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT FORCES LEAVERS RECEIVE RECOGNITION

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Prime Minister and Defence Secretary have presented awards to businesses that have made ‘an outstanding commitment to support the Armed Forces’. The awards ceremony took place at No. 10 Downing Street and recognised those employers who were outstanding at providing support, including jobs for ex-military. Winners received gold awards as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition...

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CROSS DECK MAKE A PLEDGE TO THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT

over 3 years ago by Simon Osborne

Cross Deck’s pledge to the Armed Forces Covenant was registered today as we join around 800 companies that have also signed a document outlining how we’ll do everything in our power to assist Forces Leavers and Veterans. The Armed Forces Covenant is packed full of pledges from some of the country’s highest profile employers including Marks & Spencer, Jaguar Land Rover and Amazon UK. ­ “Signing ...

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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CALLS FOR HELP FOR ILL VETERANS

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The Royal British Legion has called on the government to offer more support to veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome. It's believed possible that up 33,000 former soldiers are living with afflictions linked to serving in the Gulf, where operations began 25 years ago, and it is not known how to treat them, according to the charity. Symptoms include chronic fatigue, cognitive problems, muscle...

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CIVILIAN JOB HUNT

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The start of a new year is always a good time to stop and take stock of your situation. If you’ve struggled to find jobs for ex-Forces in 2015, now might be a good point to take a step back, take a deep breath and re-evaluate your efforts. A good place to start is to go through your applications, rejections and any feedback you received over the past 12 months. You can often learn as much from ...

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KEY AREAS TO CONSIDER WHEN MAKING THE TRANSITION TO CIVILIAN LIFE

almost 4 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

almost 4 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

almost 4 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

almost 4 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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