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Almost 40,000 military personnel medically discharged from British Armed Forces in 20 years

By Civvy Street

Help for Heroes has revealed that injury and illness has forced almost 40,000 men and women to leave the military over the past 20 years. Thousands of those discharged are falling through gaps in support. Help for Heroes wants to…

Pass on your experience with the Cadets

By Ed Hanna

Aged between 18 and 55 and interested in inspiring, shaping and leading the next generation? Then being a volunteer cadet…

A place for Forces personnel to call home

By Ed Hanna

At Persimmon Homes, we know how important it is to have a home that you can call your own. Forces…

Affordable Housing With Grand Union Living

By Ed Hanna

At Grand Union Living we offer homes for sale through shared ownership – a truly affordable route into home-ownership in…

A New Home Could Be Yours Using Forces Help To Buy With Redrow

By Ed Hanna

A house you can truly make a home. It can only be Redrow. A new home could be yours using…

Employment

999 Emergency Call Handlers – Operating a lifeline

By Civvy Street

Gavin is a 999 emergency call handler with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, he is one of the voices callers hear when they dial 999 and ask for…

Pass on your experience with the Cadets

By Ed Hanna

Aged between 18 and 55 and interested in inspiring, shaping and leading the next generation? Then being a volunteer cadet leader could be an exciting option for you. With nearly…

Keeping the logistics sector on the road

By Ed Hanna

The recent 2019 Logistics Report produced by The Freight and Transport Association (FTA) used data collected from around 500 freight and logistics businesses to provide an insight into how the…

DPD – Join The Nation’s Favourite Parcel Delivery Company

By Ed Hanna

DPD has experienced exceptional growth being the fastest growing express parcel delivery company in the UK. We have been voted the nation’s favourite parcel carrier for the last 6 years…

Store Manager is a Force to be reckoned with at Aldi

By Ed Hanna

After leaving the Military, Dave Templar made the move to the UK’s fifth largest supermarket. Here he describes how he put his transferrable skills to the test in his new…

Training

Get Quality Training With BV Associates Training & Consultancy

By Ed Hanna

Health & Safety Training and Consultancy Training Courses (Scheduled or In-House) NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and SafetyNEBOSH National Certificate…

HAL Training Opportunities

By Ed Hanna

Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Electrical Training to Industry Standards HAL Training has been delivering ELC approved refrigeration and air conditioning training since 1993 and have a proven record within the industry,…

Become a Classroom Teacher with Essential Teaching UK Ltd

By Ed Hanna

ETUK Academy is a vibrant and professional learning organisation that gives learners the education and training skills, depth of understanding and personal strengths they need to be successful Teachers. Essential…

Start your new career with Transport Training Academy

By Ed Hanna

Do you enjoy working in a fast pace environment? Do you have the ability to work under pressure and as part of a team? Do you enjoy challenges and learning…

Train With Optima Electrical Today!

By Ed Hanna

We are true specialists in electrical training and offer a wide range of electrician courses for new entrants and existing electricians. Discounts available or service personnel. Our average pass rate…

Franchises

Franchising – Pick a good one!

By Ed Hanna

With a somewhat overwhelming array of franchising options to choose from, Civvy Street Magazine looks at the variables Service-leavers should factor in as they decide which franchise to go for….

Betterclean Services offers the perfect franchise opportunity

By Ed Hanna

Betterclean Services offers the perfect franchise opportunity for ex-Forces personnel across the UK to start operating in 2019. Betterclean is a management franchise opportunity, so you employ a team to…

Finding Business Funding

By Ed Hanna

Service-leavers aiming to start their own businesses can sometimes find that they require additional funding beyond their savings and leaver’s lump sum. Here are a few options, both traditional and…

Building A Solid Franchise With Target Structural

By Ed Hanna

The family at Target Structural has been preserving, protecting and reinforcing the nation’s buildings for over 20 years to ensure that they are strong and stable for generations to come,…

The Wheel Specialist – Hit The Ground Running From The Day You Start

By Ed Hanna

The Wheel Specialist is a unique and exciting franchise opportunity. Being the only UK franchise to operate total refurbishment from fixed premises it’s ideal for those who desire to run…

Housing

Can Miller Homes help you find your perfect home?

By Taylor Ferguson

The government-backed Forces Help to Buy* scheme is due to end December 31st. This could be your last chance to borrow up to 50% of your annual salary* interest free…

A place for Forces personnel to call home

By Ed Hanna

At Persimmon Homes, we know how important it is to have a home that you can call your own. Forces Help to Buy is a £200m initiative that was launched…

Affordable Housing With Grand Union Living

By Ed Hanna

At Grand Union Living we offer homes for sale through shared ownership – a truly affordable route into home-ownership in desirable locations. Banbury Road Adderbury, Oxfordshire2 x 2 bed apartments…

A New Home Could Be Yours Using Forces Help To Buy With Redrow

By Ed Hanna

A house you can truly make a home. It can only be Redrow. A new home could be yours using Forces Help To Buy. Own your own Redrow home with…

Discover our selection of fantastic NEW HOMES for Shared Ownership with Hightown Homes

By Ed Hanna

Discover a selection of fantastic new homes for shared ownership in the home counties. Shared ownership could be your step onto the property ladder. This home ownership scheme allows you…

Education

Here’s How You Can Get A Master’s Degree Without Giving Up Work

By Sharon Black

You can gain a career-boosting Master’s qualification without taking a career break. A range of part-time and flexible Learning at Work degree programmes from the University of Portsmouth include the…

Military Experience Can Save You Time On A Work-Based Degree Course

By Sharon Black

You can gain a career-boosting UK degree qualification without taking a career break. A range of part-time and flexible Learning at Work degree programmes from the University of Portsmouth include…

You Can Be Studying For Your Degree In 2019 With York St John University

By Ed Hanna

Use your ELC and experience to enrol on our courses. We have many courses currently listed on ELCAS including: Biomedical SciencePsychology with CounsellingOccupational TherapyCounselling, Coaching &MentoringPhysical Education & SportsCoachingSport &…

Terrorism Studies Course with St. Andrews University

By Ed Hanna

Want to take part in a World-leading online Terrorism Studies course? This is the first transnational counter-terrorism online course to provide individuals, military and police, as well as public and private…

The Nuclear Technology Education Consortium: An Innovative Approach for Nuclear Skills Development

By Ed Hanna

The Nuclear Technology Education Consortium (NTEC), established in 2005, brings together six pre-eminent nuclear universities in the UK plus the Nuclear department of the Defence Academy to provide a Master’s…

CivvyStreet Life

Blesma offers support for life

By Taylor Ferguson

Blesma offers support for life; just as we are still caring for our surviving World War II Veterans, we have adapted to the times, looking after and looking out for,…

Civvy Life – Mark Acott

By Ed Hanna

Mark had two spells with the Marines, eventually leaving in 2016. Here he tells Civvy Street Magazine how Forces employment charity, RFEA, helped him approach employers. What’s your Military background?…

Civvy Life – Mark Beckham

By Ed Hanna

Mark joined the Royal Anglians in 1990 transferring to the RAF to become a survival specialist in 2000 before being medically discharged last year. Having attended the Business Experience programme…