You may have heard us and others banging the drum about the value that ex-Forces candidates can bring to organisations. Their unique experience and extensive training combined with self/team discipline, focus on delivery and excellent communication, provide the solid foundation that forms a fantastic potential...

Coronavirus has caught many people, organisations and Governments off guard this year. As a result, we are experiencing unprecedented control measures including nationwide lockdowns. Unsurprisingly, these have had huge negative impacts on many businesses and national economies. Within Scotland, GDP is expected to fall by...

So you want a new job, either upon leaving the Armed Forces or as a Veteran, but which one? How do you go about getting the right new job for your career progression? As you’ll spend at least a third of your working week day...

In Scotland's jobs and employment market is becoming increasingly candidate led, across industries. Previously, this could only be said of certain sectors. Trepidation about Brexit could be the reason behind the 10% drop in foreign workers in the UK. But regardless of the reason, this...

The business environment is a very different place to what is was 6 months ago. We've all been dealing with change at a relentless pace in our personal and business lives. But some of the changes we're seeing are for the better. So perhaps it’s...

Salary negotiation can be one of the trickiest parts of your transition to a civilian career. However, the best thing you can do to be well placed in the negotiation is research. Be aware of the market and competition for the role you’re aiming for....

Before Christmas, our Director published a series of articles on LinkedIn which explored how ex-Armed Forces can transfer their skills to a variety of industries and sectors. They covered Cyber security, ICT, logistics, communications, construction and engineering. These sectors were focused on due to the...

SSAFA recently reported that stigma surrounding the mental health of Veterans is another obstacle that veterans and service leavers face when looking for a new job. Disappointingly, it reported that nearly half of recruiters worried about employing ex-Forces in case they suffered from mental health...

You’ve received an application from a Senior non-commissioned Officer (SNCO) from the Armed Forces but are unsure how their experience translates from the military world to your organisation. This article aims to explain what an SNCO is, what they do and what useful employee’s they...