Oil Engineers

Oil platforms are extreme environments where weather and the dangers of the job require engineers who are physically fit and able to work under pressure; is it any wonder many Service-leavers follow a path into the oil and gas industry?   There are no signposts in the sea, it was once said; but you should

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999 CAREERS

Forget the nine-to-five; the camaraderie, excitement and ‘rush’ of Military life has a very real equivalent in the UK’s Emergency Services. John Donoghue joined the Royal Navy after school. Six years later, he transferred to the British Army, rising up the ranks to become a captain. However, when the Cold War began to thaw, he

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Afghan interpreters’ resettlement scheme ‘doesn’t go far enough’

Concerns raised over proposals that allow candidates to settle in Britain only if they have 12 months’ continuous service Lawyers representing Afghan interpreters have welcomed the news that about half of them are to be given settlement rights in the UK in recognition for risking their lives for British troops but expressed concerns that the reworked package does not go far enough. Under the proposals, any interpreters who have put themselves in physical danger working outside British military bases will be offered a resettlement package if they have been working for the UK forces for more than 12 months at the point of their redundancy. It is estimated that about half the interpreters working for the UK forces – roughly 600 – will qualify.

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Some Afghan interpreters to be allowed to settle in Britain

Government revises earlier plan to leave most army interpreters in Afghanistan after pullout, risking Taliban reprisals About half the Afghan interpreters risking their lives for British troops are to be given settlement rights in the UK under a reworked package prepared by the coalition government.

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National Security Strategy Published

The Coalition Government has published its National Security Strategy (NSS), ‘A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty’, which outlines its reappraisal of Britain’s role in the world, the risks to our security and the implications for the UK. Together with the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) which will be published on Tuesday 19

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Resettlement In The Rainbow Nation

Part First World country, part emerging nation, South Africa has potential if your resettlement ambitions are more along the lines of a ranch than a semi. But this multicultural ‘Rainbow Nation’ is not without its challenges… South Africa is located at the very southern tip of the African continent, with 1,739 miles of coastline dipping

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Land of the long white cloud

Brought to public attention as the filming location for Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, New Zealand – in the Māori tongue Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud –has much to offer. New Zealand is literally half a world away from the UK which, depending on how you feel about things,

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

This issue’s resettlement sitrep focuses on a destinations highly popular with many Brits – Canada! Canada isn’t the US – which is either a huge plus or a big minus, depending on what you’re looking for in life! Most Canadians, though, like being different from their southern neighbours. Both nations are, of course, built on

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Why down under comes on top

In the first on an ongoing series, we offer you a sitrep about resettlement around the world, starting with one of the most popular destinations for ex-pats – Australia! Down Under has long attracted those Brits looking for a good life in the sun, a nation that – thanks to its strong British history (and

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