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Advice for Ex-Military personnel on finding vacancies and getting the job.

The British Armed Forces: demystifying the military ranks

May 23, 2018

The British Armed Forces: demystifying the military ranks


The British armed forces form a vital barrier and resilience to external threats, ensuring the safety of civilian lives across the breadth and width of the United Kingdom. The English Army was formed as a military force in the 17th century but it wasn’t until 1707, when the English and Scottish armies amalgamated into one […]

Life After Service

April 19, 2018

Life After Service


After proudly serving your nation within the armed forces, your tenure has now come to an end. Depending on the time of departure, your journey to civilian life might already be underway. This article forms the second instalment of our two-part series, building on from the themes raised in part one, Congratulations! You Joined The […]

Congratulations! You Joined The Army, Now What?

March 7, 2018

Congratulations! You Joined The Army, Now What?


So you’ve beaten the odds. Out of the thousands of applicants and potential candidates, you’ve landed yourself a career within the armed forces either on the frontline or in specialisms such as engineering, medical, logistics or personnel support to name but a few. Your journey has begun and almost as soon as you need to […]

Beyond the Gun

September 14, 2017

Beyond the Gun


Online and traditional recruitment consultancy Ex-Mil Recruitment Ltd draws attention to common issues veterans face when entering the civilian job market and examines the value ex-military personnel can bring to UK employers.   Addressing The Stigma Military personnel are renowned across the world for having the best training, adaptability and dedication. In often harsh and […]

Considering a Career in Construction?

February 24, 2017

Considering a Career in Construction?


BuildForce is a UK-wide alliance of employers, industry bodies and Service charities, supported by Government, that inspires and enables Service Leavers and Veterans to pursue careers in construction, providing a coordinated platform for the construction industry to promote career opportunities and connect with the ex-military community. BuildForce connect ex-Military personnel with Employers who are looking […]

Newsletter – 8 September 2016

September 8, 2016

Newsletter – 8 September 2016


Hi folks, The kids are back at school and the weather’s taking a turn for the worst but there’s still plenty to be cheerful about. The paralympics have just kicked off, with Team GB hoping to emulate the incredible success of our Olympic team.  We posted a list of ex-military athletes in our previous newsletter […]

Typical and Common Mistakes on CV’s

August 16, 2016

Typical and Common Mistakes on CV’s


As I have been spending quite some time recently trying to contact candidates for various roles I have come across the same basic mistakes on peoples CV’s, which can either slow the application down or even stall it completely. Contact details out of date or incorrect, also individuals getting their own e-mail address wrong either […]

Ex-Mil Newsletter – 16 June 2016

June 16, 2016

Ex-Mil Newsletter – 16 June 2016


Hi folks, It seems like there’s only one story dominating the UK media at the minute and that is To Brexit, or not to Brexit? We’re not going to comment other than to say that by the time we write our next newsletter, we’ll finally have come to the end of what feels like an […]

Newsletter – 5 May 2016

May 5, 2016

Newsletter – 5 May 2016


Hi folks, Summer is just around the corner and we’re getting ready to celebrate the fantastic Invictus Games – now in their third year and getting bigger every time. From 8-12 May, some of the world’s finest ex-servicemen and women will be in Orlando to show the world what they’re made of. It’s wonderful to see […]

Newsletter – 8 October 2015

October 8, 2015

Newsletter – 8 October 2015


Hi Folks, Party conference season seems to go on forever and it’s easy to be pretty jaded by it all by the time the Conservatives wrap things up. We though we’d take a look at some of the key things emerging from the Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem (remember them?) and UKIP conferences that impact on […]

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