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....

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

Looking at the ex Armed Forces community might not be where you first consider looking for your next HSE hire. However, there is a huge amount of transferable skill and experience for many ex-Forces into HSE. Mindset Believe it or not, the Armed Forces are a very...

Reports of skills shortages in the cyber sector is unlikely to be news to you. However, have you considered how transferable some skills and experience of ex-Forces candidates could be to cyber roles?  Not only do they have unique experience and extensive, high-quality training, they...

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...

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...

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...