The news has been dominated over the last week by the terrible news from Manchester. Our thoughts and condolences to all those affected by such a cowardly and disgusting act of violence.
The resulting soldiers on the streets is a reminder of how great the threat is, and how exceptionally valuable the skills and cool headedness of our forces are in times of trouble.
At a time when the respect afforded to our unacceptably shrinking military seems to be falling in the corridors of power, it was reassuring to see the recent celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This organisation was founded by Royal Charter in 1917, with the mission to commemorate all men and women killed during the World Wars equally, no matter what class, rank, race or religion they had been in life. It's a powerful message to anyone disrespecting serving forces or veterans and one which many of our leaders need to be reminded of.
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Meet Ex-Mil this June
JC and Bernie will be at Leuchars Station Open Day next Saturday: Pitch 38 in the Craft Hanger.
Bernie will be leading two workshops for the Fife Chamber of Commerce on 13 and 23 Jun. They are open to all, at the very reasonable price of £15 + VAT for people who are not members of the Chamber.
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We would like to introduce you to a service we feel may be helpful to former service personnel who are looking for a job or changing careers. Over the years, we have met many candidates who have struggled to establish what they really want to do within the world of work. They know that they wish to have a career and not drift through a succession of short-term jobs and also to find work that is meaningful and fulfilling. Many ex-military personnel have told us that they have struggled to work out what their ‘true’ capabilities and goals are and have often felt pressurised into being the person they are ‘supposed’ to be or lack the confidence in their abilities to step off well-trodden paths to create their own.
We pride ourselves at Ex-Mil Recruitment on aiming to find the right role for the right candidate not focusing purely on ‘placing candidates’ quickly or being profit driven. For this reason, we would like to introduce you to Transperformance™ a consultancy that helps clients to thoroughly prepare and plan how to be more self-aware, to identify suitable sectors and roles, to network and present yourself in a way that gives you the best chance to secure the right job. The company offers group workshops over 2 days or one-to-one consulting. What makes them different is that everything they do is personalised, they will not make you follow a process-driven, ‘sheep-dip’ conveyor belt!
For further details please see www.transperformance.net or call 07884 365 054 and ask for Nicholas Harrison.
The owner of the business has helped many former servicemen and women over the years and has agreed to offer a discount to any clients who quote ‘Ex-mil Rec 0617’.
5 good reasons for doing a university management degree online
- To get significantly more money
- If you want a career, not just a job
- To make resettlement much easier
- For international opportunities
- Your Services role makes it uniquely possible at this time.
www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com works with military and ex-military candidates worldwide. We pilot you through the university acceptance process by turning your Services experience into ‘academic points’ so that you are offered an online university place. There is no charge for this work (i.e. it is paid by the university’s online provider) so you can find out if you comply without obligation. We remain with you throughout your study and will even attend the graduation ceremony on your behalf if you are abroad.
The cost of online study is significantly less than that of attending university and, more importantly, you do not need to stop working whilst gaining your degree.
One of the big advantages of online study is flexibility, particularly when you are unable to commit to a fixed weekly schedule. You might even finish earlier than an attending student if you are able to put in more time but your qualification and benefits will be exactly the same. Additionally, you can start immediately after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.
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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.
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We Like to be social
Joke: 11 Minutes
A cop was patrolling late at night in a well-known lover's spot, famous for all obscene activities. He sees a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing.
The cop carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. He immediately notices a young woman in the rear seat, knitting. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the cop walks to the car and gently raps on the driver's window.
The young man lowers his window. "Uh, yes, officer?"
The cop says: "What are you doing?"
The young man says: "Well Officer, I'm reading a magazine."
Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the cop says: "And her, what is she doing?"
The young man shrugs: "Sir, I believe she's knitting a pullover sweater."
Now, the cop is totally confused.. A young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a Lover's lane… and nothing obscene is happening!
The cop asks: "What's your age, young man?"
The young man says "I'm 18, sir."
The cop asks: "And her…what's her age?"
The young man looks at his watch and replies:
"She'll be 16 in 11 minutes."
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