Ex-Mil Recruitment was founded in 2005 by Jean Claude Hedouin as a solution to the employment difficulties faced by former military personnel. Ex-Mil Recruitment is now one of the leading UK based recruitment consultancies for ex-military candidates. Since the company began we have worked with thousands of ex-military men and women to match them with companies that appreciate the valuable skill set they offer. Hundreds of employers have benefited from finding the best quality staff on the market through Ex-Mil Recruitment. Our personal histories of making the transition from military to civilian life gives us first-hand experience and an invaluable expertise to assist those in the same position.
We understand employers
At Ex-Mil Recruitment we have a combined experience totaling over 50 years in the military, 50 years in the commercial sector and over 30 years in recruitment. This wealth of expertise gives us an in-depth understanding of what employers are looking for. We know that when you are recruiting for your company you want candidates who show absolute commitment, initiative and passion. We believe that you will find all those qualities in former military personnel and we take great pride in matching the right candidate to your vacancy. Our results in placing great people speak for themselves and our continued growth, even in trying economic times, shows the faith that employers place in us to seek out the right person for the job.
Find out more about what Ex-Mil Recruitment can do for you on our Employers page.
If you're an employer and you want to recruit the very best then we know that we can help you. Get in touch online or call 0333 202 6500 and we'll get the ball rolling in seeking out the perfect candidate for you.
We understand Ex-Military
Ex-Mil Recruitment is a traditional and online recruitment consultancy for ex-military by ex-military. With decades of recruitment and military experience, we have a unique understanding of both the needs of ex-forces jobseekers and employers who want to recruit the best ex-military personnel. Our experienced consultants and company director have all made the transition from military life to the civilian job market. This personal experience ensures we understand the diverse skill set military training can offer and can help you with your next career step.
Find out more about what Ex-Mil can do for you on the Candidates page.
If you're leaving the military and want to chat about the possibilities, if you've been facing the challenges of civilian employment and need advice, just drop us a line or give us a call on 0333 202 6500.
After ten years’ service in Royal Corps of Signals Jean-Claude Hedouin entered the civilian job market and was faced with the challenge of finding a role where his skill-set could be appreciated. The struggle inspired a career in the recruitment industry and the founding of Ex-Mil Recruitment so that he could assist others and make the process smoother for ex-servicemen along with companies who are looking to recruit. Jean-Claude has over twenty years experience in the recruitment industry and fifteen years in the Ex-Military recruitment sector.
Office Manager and Operations Manager
Annette Hedouin joined Ex-Mil Recruitment in 2007 bringing with her invaluable experience having “served” six years as a military spouse. As second in command Annette is the ultimate multi-tasker performing the vital role of Office Manager and Operations Manager at Ex Mil Recruitment. With first hand knowledge of how hard it can be to find the right job upon leaving the forces and experience in a wide range of sectors Annette provides vital expertise among her many responsibilities at the company.
On retiring from the Army, I was most fortunate to find such an invaluable mentor as JC. His positive approach, professionalism and shrewd insights were essential factors in my successful job application. With his personal military experience combined with a comprehensive knowledge of civilian employment requirements and opportunities, he is especially well-placed to provide guidance, scope individual needs and identify employment possibilities.
I have found the process with you and your company to be nothing short of fantastic and you have simplified it in a way, that makes your company approachable. You are a straight forward man and there is no fluff around anything you say. This is refreshing in it's approach, as most recruitment companies tend to lead you down a garden path.
You are incredibly thorough and punctual, as well as caring about the individual that is applying through your company. I find this empathy, to be nothing short of incredible and it has really helped me to maintain realistic expectations, as well as being able to openly and honestly converse with you in ways that are simply not possible with any other recruitment company.
I hope your company goes from strength to strength and hopefully you become the first port of call for members that have transitioned out of the Military, as I believe there life would be much easier in doing so.
Over the years I have registered with several different agencies (civilian and military) and not one has ever been of any use to me whatsoever, either not finding me any work or, worse, sending me to assignments which were totally unsuitable.
It was only by chance that a colleague told me of Ex-Mil Recruitment and I registered with you and you responded by return, since which time you have been in regular communication with me, giving advice and guidance and most especially close liaison with the employer offering the vacancy.
With your assistance I attended two interviews, the first to make selection from several candidates which whittled us down to three and the second (yesterday) to make a final decision from the three remaining, from which I was delighted to be offered the post.
This is all down to your personal excellent communications and liaison and I am most grateful.
I have been a successful candidate of Ex-Mil twice. Unlike other agencies, there is no flannel or waffle from JC and his team. They talk a language we all understand, and with integrity and honesty not found elsewhere. Very easy to deal with, and highly recommended for employers and potential employees alike.
Having had a swift and effective kick-off meeting with Ex-Mil Recruitment our needs were swiftly understood. Within a week we were presented with a range of candidates for interview. Pleasingly, the individual that we subsequently recruited significantly exceeded our expectation for the role and has effectively "bought us" added capacity for the budgeted price of the role.
Stewart, General Manager (Operations), Service Company
Jean-Claude is a high-energy, dynamic professional who exemplifies the gold standard in the recruitment of ex-military professionals. Using his connections, intelligence and enthusiasm, he met the needs of every business requirement we set.
Michelle Waterson, Bartech Marine Engineering
I would definitely recommend them for future use for other roles in the business for the following reasons:
1. Quick response time
2. Good probing techniques to ensure they passed on the correct candidates from the paper sift
3. Polite and professional
4. Good calibre of candidate
David C., Community Regeneration Company
I have met many recruitment providers who promise the earth and deliver nothing. I am pleased to say that J-C is not in that category - he delivers what he promises without compromise. Furthermore, he thoroughly researches his client so as to understand the requirement, then selects and prepares the candidates accordingly. Finally he provides an accurate and timely debrief to all concerned. An excellent service throughout.
Mike Ryan, Defence & Aerospace Consultant