Hi Folks,

Well, the US government may be closed for business, and the end of NATO may be nigh. On the other hand, we have some Incredible Typhoon Images on our blog, our newsletter with a fist full of vacancies, news of an MBA course, and of course, our joke. It’s all about balance and perspective 🙂 Hope you like it.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for items you’d like us to include, or any feedback on the newsletter — or our new website — good or otherwise, please email us at:…[email protected]–mil.co.uk.

Recent Vacancies

Multi Skilled Field Service Engineer Nationwide £27,000 – £29,000

Emergency Call Out Engineer (188jc) Warrington £23-25k + Car + Allowances

Configuration Engineer (182jc) Riyadh Excellent Package

System Design Engineer – IP Networks (181jc)O Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Systems Design Engineer – Radio (180jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Level 2 Integrated Telephone Systems Instructor (179jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent package

System Design Engineer-IP Voice Networks (178jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

System Design Engineer – Technical Institute (177jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

Building Services Manager (187ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Component Reliability Engineer (186ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Senior Power Supply Design Engineer (185ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Product Development Team Leader (184ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Production Engineer Tubes (183ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Resident & Regional Engineer (176ck) Nottinghamshire £25000 + Benefits

House Keeper / Caretaker (Possible Couple) (175ck) Banbury – Oxfordshire £200 per week + 4 Bed Cottage Rent Free

Stores Supervisor (174jc) Aylesbury circa £15-18k

Quality Engineer (173jc) Middlesex circa £30-35k

Regional Sales Manager (172jc) North London Excellent Package

Senior Systems Engineer (171jc) North London Excellent Package

Service Engineer (170jc) North London Excellent Package

Training Course Designer (169jc) Saudi Arabia Excellent Expat Package

News Round–up

Two plead not guilty to Lee Rigby murder in Woolwich

US generals forced to retire over Taliban attack

British forces lag behind Argentina

Old soldiers who turned their guns on the MoD

Private sector ‘will hold MoD to ransom’

Controversial plan to replace full-time soldiers with reservists ‘risks creating new wave of veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder’

The Lariam scandal

MoD to create new cyber defence force staffed by reservists

Armed forces offered interest-free home loans

Farewell to a brilliantly designed piece of engineering

Horse riding has its benefits for armed forces

Do you have any news you think we should feature, or any areas you’d like us to cover? Email us at:…[email protected]

Events etc.

Here we like to include things for you to visit, attend, donate to or get involved in, should you choose to.

Sources of Tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan: A Regional Perspective – 17 Oct 2013 – RUSI, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ET

British Military Tournament – 7-8 December 2013 – Earls Court One, London.

Model Based System Engineering for Aerospace and Defense System Design – 10 December 2013, London, United Kingdom

Royal Navy physical trainer, Kelly Gooch, will run the Isle of Wight Marathon on Sunday 6th October 2013, to raise funds for the charity – Horseback UK, which helps rehabilitate injured service personnel through horse riding. If you’d like to sponsor Kelly you can do so on her Just Giving site.

Do you have an event or appeal you’d like us to publicise? Email us at:…[email protected]

MBA for Security Management online

Top 5 questions on employment asked by MBA enquirers from the Services:

  1. Who is the highest paying employer of MBA graduates?
  2. How much can I expect to earn?
  3. Are MBA graduates recognised and employed abroad?
  4. In which countries are MBA graduates paid most?
  5. Do employers want MBA graduates with a Services background?

Top 5 questions about the MBA course:

  1. Would I be able to do it and how long will it take?
  2. Is there an age limit?
  3. How much does it cost?
  4. Can I get money from ECLAS and resettlement funds?
  5. What sort of back-up can I expect after gaining the MBA?

In the next few newsletters, Bob Dyson will address these questions.

1. Who is the highest paying employer of MBA graduates?

We don't know who pays the most but it is a pretty strong guess that they are in the top 100 world companies.

Last year’s salary surveys for MBA qualified employees in different professions showed that highest pay was in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

(Note: the Anglia Ruskin University MBA certificate does not specify security management but this online programme uses security and strategy for Services learning familiarity).

Aerospace/defence, construction, financial and IT were not far behind, whilst consultants, electronics, fmcg and energy completed the top group.

Logistics, telecoms, manufacturing, leisure, media, mining, recruitment and public services paid lower salaries and bonuses to MBA graduates. However, these were still very respectable when compared to average pay.

As the world emerges from recession, changes to this order may be seen. It is notable that the recruitment of resettlement MBA graduates has held up well during the last few years as organisations have wanted tough ‘high flyers’ to implement their strategy decisions.

Research references will be supplied to all readers requesting such information.

(Anglia Ruskin University qualify this online MBA. It is particularly suitable for Servicemen and women who have held rank).

Reminder — Please Check Your Contact Details

Please check to ensure we have up–to–date contact details for you — a working email address and your current phone number and address.

Also, if you haven’t updated or uploaded your CV in the last twelve months, please do so at the Ex–Mil website. We perform searches on the database and if your CV is not there, then we cannot match your details.

Finally, if you want us to remove your details from our database please give us as much information as possible — so we can cross reference your information and ensure we can find you.

Many Thanks.


Do you have any reunions you want to let everyone know about. Just send in your name and details of how interested parties can get in contact. Also let us know the details of the reunion — who it's for, place, time etc. and a website if there is one, and we’ll include it in our next newsletter. Email us at:…[email protected]

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Check Out Our Blog!

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What’s in a name?

Three friends, two straight guys and a gay guy, and their significant others were on a cruise.

A tidal wave came up and swamped the ship; they all drowned, and next thing you know, they’re standing before St. Peter.

First came one of the straight guys and his wife.

St. Peter shook his head sadly. “I can’t let you in. You loved money too much. You loved it so much, you even married a woman named Penny.”

Then came the second straight guy. “Sorry, can’t let you in, either. You loved food too much. You loved to eat so much, you even married a woman named Candy!”

The gay guy turned to his boyfriend and whispered nervously,

“It doesn’t look good, Dick.”

If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]. For various reason we can't always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them 🙂


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