Hi folks,

Welcome to your first Ex-Mil Recruitment newsletter of 2018!

What a crazy year 2017 was – with Trump with one finger on Twitter and one finger on his “massive” nuclear button, Brexit, upcoming Royal wedding and baby excitement, mega storms, terror at home and abroad – we didn’t get the chance to be bored by the news.

It’s too early to predict what curveballs 2018 will throw at us. We’re off to an interesting start in all things military though, with the launch of a new campaign to recruit more diverse people to a career in the army. Why not pop over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think? Is this a great way to halt the decline in levels of recruitment, or pointless political correctness? We’d love to know your views!

Also, while things are relatively quiet, why not make a new or better role your resolution and take a little time to polish your CV? This is a great time of year to reflect on what you achieved in 2017 and make sure it’s on your CV for employers to see. There are lots of great hints and tips on how to stand out from the crowd online but you can also drop us a line if you’d like to discuss your career.

Drop us a line on [email protected] if there's anything you'd like us to add to this newsletter.


The Team

Recent vacancies

Events and Admin Coordinator Lympstone circa £20k + Generous Package

Recruitment Resourcer FT/PT Maidenhead, Berkshire Competitive + Bonus

Communications and Social Media Officer Nottinghamshire 21500.00

Head of Office Karachi, Pakistan Competitive Salary

Operations Manager Berkshire £40-45k

Instructor – South West (Aldershot/Sandhurst/Woking) South West Aldershot Sandhurst Woking area. 23456.00

Generator Mechanic Sinai, Egypt $54,600 + Excellent Ex-Pat Package

Community Fundraising Manager Portsmouth and Exeter circa £32k

Dining Facility Supervisor Sinai, Egypt Excellent Ex-Pat Package

Maintenance Technician West London and Penzance

News round–up    

New Army recruitment adverts 'won't appeal to new soldiers'

How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

'Only time you can play the Army card': former soldier spared jail for drugs offences

Army Reservist Appointed Tory Party Deputy Chair

Soldier pal of Prince Harry found dead after complaining about Army's 'useless' PTSD care

The deadliest medical catastrophe in human history revisited 100 years on

MoD says Royal Marine’s ‘superbase’ in Plymouth will go ahead

UK defence review delayed by political backlash

Aviation historians express anger over lost World War Two fighter plane given a 'hideous' makeover

Army Boxer Selected For 2018 Commonwealth Games

A New RAF Squadron To Be Based In Lincolnshire

EXCLUSIVE: North Korea defector describes terrifying escape from Kim's kingdom

‘They shall grow not old’: campaign to remember equine and human war dead

Army comrades at risk of becoming homeless are reunited for Christmas at the Veterans’ Village

REVEALED: Putin’s ‘ghost army’ fought ISIS in Syria

The Best Photographs Of The British Military In 2017

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

You could be eligible for a university degree in management

A university degree in management can lead you into a worthwhile second career. Your rank could make you eligible for an online MBA at a prestigious UK university. Even if you have a specialist skill, a university degree in management is particularly relevant as your next career path should take you into management.

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 with LSM (distance learning associate college of Anglia Ruskin University). There is no charge for this work, as it is paid by LSM, 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 after acceptance rather than waiting for the next year like an attending student.

Email: [email protected] or see www.onlineuniversitymilipol.com for more information.

Events etc.

Upcoming events can be found on these sites for the Royal Air ForceRoyal Navy and Army – something for everyone!

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


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]

We Like to be social

Don’t forget you can connect with us on LinkedIn or ‘Like’ our page on Facebook.

Joke: Buy the tie! 

A fleeing Taliban fighter desperate for water was lost in the Afghanistan desert when he saw something far off in the distance.

Hoping to find water, he hurried towards ‘the object' only to find a little old man at a small stand selling ties. The Taliban fighter asked, "Do you have water?!"

The old man replied, "I have no water. Would you like to buy a tie? They are only $5."

The Taliban fighter shouted, "Idiot! I do not need an over-priced tie. I need water! I should kill you, but I must find water first!"

"Okay" said the old man, "It does not matter that you do not want to buy a tie and that you hate me. I will show you that I am bigger than that. If you continue over that hill to the east for about two miles, you will find a lovely restaurant. It has all the ice cold water you need. Good luck".

Muttering, the Taliban fighter staggered away over the hill. Several hours later he staggered back, almost dead.

"Your brother won't let me in without a tie."

If you want to contribute to the jokes in this newsletter, just send them in — email us at:…[email protected]

For various reasons we can't always include them in the newsletter, but we always appreciate them!

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