Hi Folks,

A recent survey suggests that due to the pressures of modern life we are having less sex than we used to – and it seems to be affecting our work – what do you think? Hope you enjoy our newsletter.

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Recent Vacancies

Sales Team Support Assistant (221ck) Cambridge £21000

Senior Software Engineer (220ne) Essex Negotiable

Junior Software Engineer (219ne) Essex Negotiable

Security Project Managers (218jc) MENA Region circa $400 per day

IT Engineer (217jc) Weybridge £25k + benefits

Fire and Security Engineer (216jc) Weybridge, Surrey £25k base + Benefits

Assistant Director, Maintenance and Technical Services (215jc) Bermuda circa Bermuda $110k

M+E Construction Manager (214jc) Warrington circa £50,000

Electronics Maintenance Engineer (210ne) Middlesex Negotiable

R&D Engineer (Tubes Division) (209ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Senior Product Development Engineer (208ne) Middlesex Negotiable

Site Manager (211jc) Edzell, Angus circa £45k + Benefits

News Round–up

Fusilier Lee Rigby murder trial to start ‘in next few days’

Royal Marines anonymity case challenge

UK reviews naval options over Gibraltan incursion

Under-fire MoD risking all with misguided Army cuts

Defence procurement privatisation ‘dead in the water’, says peer

UK veteran MPs wary of military action overseas: Survey

Seven EU states create military drone ‘club’

3D-Printed Fish Scales May Improve Military Armor

Prince Harry and vets prepare to head for South Pole

Brewing giant joins Armed Forces charity on fund-raising mission

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.

Royal British Legion Christmas Celebration 2013 — 11 & 12 December 2013 – Guildhall, City of London

Royal Marines Band Service Autumn Concert Season — 19 December 2013 – St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PA

Joint Forces Simulation & Training — 3-4 February 2014, London, United Kingdom

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

MBA for Security Management online

Bob Dyson answers 5 employment questions that have been asked by Services enquirers:

5. Which employers particularly appreciate an MBA graduate with a Services background?

Obviously, the aerospace and defence industry have a special interest in MBA graduates with a military background but they are not the biggest ex-Services employer.

All commercial and public employers that were interviewed in surveys said that they would welcome applicants from the Armed Services.

Ex-military personnel who have held rank are thought to have demonstrated leadership under difficult circumstances, which is a quality that is sought by multi-national companies looking at succession planning.

Individual recruiters report that much depends on the applicant’s personality but Services personnel with an MBA are definitely getting the management job interviews, which is often the hardest part of starting a worthwhile second career.

Multi-national companies were the main contributors to these surveys and a list of them is available to all enquirers from this Ex-Mil newsletter.

(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.


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Snoring cure

A Marine pulled into a little town, and found every hotel room was taken.

“You’ve got to have a room somewhere,” he pleaded. “Or just a bed, I don’t care where.”

“Well, I do have a double room with one occupant, a Navy guy,” admitted the manager, “and he might be glad to split the cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that people in adjoining rooms have complained in the past. I’m not sure it’d be worth it to you.”

“No problem,” the tired Marine assured him. “I’ll take it.”

The next morning the Marine came down to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

“How’d you sleep?” asked the manager.

“Never better.”

The manager was impressed. “No problem with the other guy snoring, then?”

“Nope, I shut him up in no time.” Said the Marine.

“How’d you manage that?” asked the manager.

“He was already in bed, snoring away, when I came in the room,” the Marine explained.

“I went over, gave him a kiss on the cheek, said, ‘Goodnight, sweety!’ and he sat up all night watching me.”

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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