During the financial year of 2021/22, Joint Force Alba made a commitment to increase it’s financial support to the Veteran community. In addition to it’s already extensive advocacy of Veterans to employers, the team at JFA wanted to contribute further.   SPONSORSHIP Their main platform for doing this...

From 6th April 2021, there is another reason that employing Armed Forces Veterans makes good business sense. Employers can claim NICs relief for employing Armed Forces Veterans for up to the first 12 months of a Veteran's employment with you. For year 21/22, you will...

Over the past year, we're sure you have seen how the Armed Forces have supported the UK's COVID response. You may have interacted with military personnel at a COVID testing centre or been vaccinated by a military medic. Alongside these visible activities, the Armed Forces...

April saw the return of the Scottish Veterans Awards. As the main sponsor for this event, Joint Force Alba were privileged celebrate and recognise the fantastic work of Armed Forces Veterans in life in 'civ div'. The event was completely sold out with 180 guests. These...

We’re not telling you anything you don’t already know by saying that it’s a tough recruitment market out there for employers. From the ONS April Labour Market Overview report, vacancies remain high at 1.3 million. And that’s just advertised vacancies. That figure doesn’t include those...

INTRODUCTION LinkedIn was designed as a means to help people network to find jobs. With millions of users worldwide, it has now become many recruiter’s main focus for finding candidates. But how can you get yourself into a position to be found and recruited into your...

Introduction Why should you consider recruiting an ex-Armed Forces leader to your organisation? You might be concerned that you recruit someone who shouts at others or barks orders at their team, who is autocratic and demanding. However, that is not what modern military leadership is about....

You may have heard us and others talking about the value that ex-Forces candidates bring to organisations. Firstly, they can bring unique experience and extensive training. This is combined with discipline, focus on delivery and excellent communication to provide a fantastic potential employee. But how...

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....