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Jean-Claude talks to 5 Live

January 29, 2014

Jean-Claude talks to 5 Live


Jean-Claude was interviewed on Radio 5 Live last week, discussing the final tranche of armed forces redundancies. Have a listen…

Welcoming new staff to your business

September 13, 2019

Welcoming new staff to your business


Preparing to welcome a new employee is an exciting time for everyone involved but it can involve a lot of work to prepare the ideal induction. Depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, there can be a lot to cover and some induction sessions end up running over several days. However, whether you’re […]

Newsletter – 12 September 2019

September 12, 2019

Newsletter – 12 September 2019


Hi folks, It may be hard for many of us to believe, but yesterday marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and the Pentagon, an event that would change the world. It's a cliche to say that everybody remembers where they were but we think it's definitely the case here. As […]

Newsletter – 29 August 2019

August 29, 2019

Newsletter – 29 August 2019


Hi folks, Wednesday saw the 40th anniversary of two of the most notorious events of the Northern Ireland Troubles. On 27 August 1979, Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Queen's second cousin, and three others were killed after a bomb exploded on his fishing boat in County Sligo. A few hours later, two IRA bombs went off […]

Leaving the forces: How has it changed?

August 21, 2019

Leaving the forces: How has it changed?


I served in the Royal Corps of Signals for just under 10 years from March 1985 to August 1994. My decision to leave the military came about due to family reasons – I have a disabled child and she could not take the constant relocation. I applied to sign off and gave my 12 months’ […]

Newsletter – 15 August 2019

August 15, 2019

Newsletter – 15 August 2019


Hi folks, An event took place this week to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner – the British military operations in Northern Ireland following the start of the Troubles in 1969. The conflict would grind on for 30 years and claim the lives of 1,441 personnel, 722 of whom were killed in paramilitary attacks.  At […]

Newsletter – 1 August 2019

August 1, 2019

Newsletter – 1 August 2019


Hi folks, Hard to believe that we’re already in August! We hope you’re having a great summer, enjoying the sunshine and taking care of yourself during the occasional heatwave… Another month, another completely new government under PM Boris Johnson. Strange to think that just a few years ago, ministers would be in the cabinet for […]

Case Study: Ex-Mil secures key role for a leading Sat Coms company

July 29, 2019

Case Study: Ex-Mil secures key role for a leading Sat Coms company


Challenge Ex-Mil Recruitment was approached by the company who had been trying to source a candidate to join their team through other recruitment companies but with no success. Although they were getting CVs and interviewing candidates on a ad hoc basis, it quickly became clear that other agencies simply didn’t fully understand what they were […]

The Right Questions – Top Tips for Interviewers

July 19, 2019

The Right Questions – Top Tips for Interviewers


One of the most important tasks in any company is interviewing applicants for vacancies. Even if you have experience, it is worth keeping up-to-date with current thinking about how to do the job effectively. Think first about what you want to achieve. You have a list of shortlisted applicants, all qualified for the job. The interview […]

Newsletter – 18 July 2019

July 18, 2019

Newsletter – 18 July 2019


Hi folks, We were really fascinated by this story about the current provision for mental health in the Armed Forces. Following huge investment and better understanding of mental health issues, serving military personnel are reporting a very low rate of mental ill-health – averaging at 2.7%, compared to 4.4% among the British public. It’s clear […]

Newsletter – 4 July 2019

July 4, 2019

Newsletter – 4 July 2019


Hi folks, Last weekend saw Armed Forces Day marked across the UK. It didn't get a huge amount of mainstream media coverage but we did find these great pictures of celebrations.  It's genuinely fascinating to see which events and stories do get picked up by the media. It's even more interesting to look at how […]

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