Did you know that roughly 5% of the UK population have served in the UK's Armed Forces? Whilst that number is declining as we lose those who served during the era of National service, the proportion of working age ex-Forces will increase. Each year, between...

Once again, Joint Force Alba Ltd are delighted to be a sponsor at the Scottish Veterans Awards. This year, we are sponsoring the Employer of the year category. This links to our engagement with Scottish employers who are keen to Recruit ex Armed Forces into...

Joint Force Alba wishes to extend our congratulations to all employers in Scotland who have reached the Gold award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.   Scotland is divided into 2 regions; Highland and Lowland. Within the Lowland region, 2024 saw 19 employers reach this prestigious award....

With the costs of doing business seemingly increasing on almost all fronts, are you taking the most advantage from existing tax reliefs when it comes to employment? Now, there is another reason that employing Armed Forces Veterans makes good business sense. Employers can claim NICs relief...

Salary negotiation can be one of the trickiest parts of your transition to a civilian career. However, like all things, prior planning and preparation, prevents ...

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...

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....

Did you know? Veterans make up between 4-5% of the population so around 3 million people across the UK. Within that ex-Forces population, it’s estimated that around 40% of Veterans are of working age, so about 1.2 million people. How have you factored this highly regarded...

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...

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...