Joint Force Alba were delighted to attend the inaugural Scottish Veterans Awards in October 2021. Due to COVID19, the event had been delayed by 18 months and this was the second time it had been re-arranged.   The awards recognised Armed Forces Veterans achievements across the fields...

Joint Force Alba are delighted to confirm that we have been awarded Silver in the 2021 Employer Recognition Scheme.   This award scheme recognises significant support provided by organisations to the military community. All winners, of Bronze, Silver and Gold are signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant....

Unsurprising, there are many misconceptions about what employing an ex-military candidate might be like. Research from the VeteransWork consortium highlighted that 60% of businesses rule out recruiting someone if they have no industry specific experience. This can place Armed Forces leavers at a distinct disadvantage....

Emma Davies, founder of Joint Force Alba, won the prestigious Advocate of the Year award in the 2020 Scottish Ex-Forces in Business Awards. Emma is a British Army Veteran having served for 13 years, retiring in 2015. She now runs Joint Force Alba, a specialist ex-military...

Last week, we interviewed a candidate who pretty much aced her client interview. So what did she do to leave such a good impression and ultimately get the job offer? Research The candidate had clearly prepared for the interview through extensive research on the client and the...

When looking for a new job, either as a service leaver, Veteran or Reservist, you want your job application to get you an interview. But how do you standout against the other 10s or 100s of applicants? Your military experience is a great selling point,...

Video interviews aren't completely novel since the pandemic. We're sure a number of you had done telephone interviews and perhaps the odd skype one before the pandemic, particularly if you were looking for a role overseas. However, given the stay at home order we’ve all...

COVID and lockdown has highlighted just how vital information and communication technology can be to us all. This is both professionally in the workplace and personally for our social lives. But how can the unique experience and extensive training of the Armed Forces translate into...

Whether you're on resettlement or have been in civ div for a while, your CV your "brochure" that will need refreshing and updating regularly. If you're writing a CV for the first time, or updating yours to look for a new opportunity, the hints and...

You might have heard about the hidden jobs market but what does that mean to you? Did you know that most jobs aren't actually advertised? Instead, many are filled by organisations using internal advertising, social media and employee referrals. These are preferred by employers as...