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Newsletter – 5 December 2019

December 5, 2019

Newsletter – 5 December 2019


Hi folks, Having spent the last few days talking to fascinating people at the International Security Expo in London, we’ve been mercifully spared the endless election coverage. For those of you still on the fence about who to give your vote to, this article on where each party stands on the issue of defence might […]

Newsletter – 21 November

November 21, 2019

Newsletter – 21 November


Hi folks, With all the headlines taken up with the General Election, will any of the main parties unify the country and get us out of the Brexit stalemate? Will any of them deliver on promises to take better care of veterans? Should we hold our breath on either?  Some other headlines that caught our […]

How to onboard your new Ex-Mil recruit

November 18, 2019

How to onboard your new Ex-Mil recruit


Clients we talk to sometimes tell us that they aren’t sure how to bring ex-military personnel into their organisations due to concerns with there being a culture clash, communication issues due to jargon or concern about how they may integrate with existing non-military staff. The perception is that serving in the army, navy or airforce […]

Newsletter – 7 November 2019

November 7, 2019

Newsletter – 7 November 2019


Hi folks, They say if it's not broken then don't fix it but they definitely don't say "if it's not broken, break it then fix it so it's exactly the same as it was"… Which begs the question why we got rid of Recruiting Sergeants only to recognise that they actually work and start using […]

Your first CV After leaving the forces

October 30, 2019

Your first CV After leaving the forces


If you’ve never needed a CV before because you’ve been serving in the military, it can seem like a daunting prospect. What on earth do people want to know about you? What can you do to make a recruiter want to interview you?  You’re not alone in wondering how you can translate your service experience […]

Newsletter – 24 October 2019

October 24, 2019

Newsletter – 24 October 2019


Hi folks, Following our little rant in our last newsletter, a recent survey by SSAFA shows that a third of recruiters are reluctant to hire ex-military personnel. We think this is incredibly disappointing and we promise to continue to fight for recognition of your unique skills and attributes – please do help us spread the […]

Newsletter – 10 October 2019

October 10, 2019

Newsletter – 10 October 2019


Hi folks, We were really warmed by the response to a call for people to attend a 103-year-old Second World War veteran’s funeral this week. It's always great to see a hero get the send off he deserves, so a huge thank you to everyone who attended. Elsewhere, we have some really interesting comparisons for […]

Ex-Mil finds WIFI Network Engineer for a leading communications company

September 27, 2019

Ex-Mil finds WIFI Network Engineer for a leading communications company


Challenge Our client is a communication company who have many diverse projects such as mobile phones, phone specific apps, counter surveillance tools for US law enforcement, water purification technology, solar cooking technologies and power generation. They are working on a few major comms infrastructure projects overseas and needed to recruit a number of people to […]

Newsletter – 26 September 2019

September 26, 2019

Newsletter – 26 September 2019


Hi folks, It’s really hard to find any positive news at the minute, with leaders in the UK and US facing unprecedented legal challenges, rumblings in the Middle East and the never-ending Brexit saga and its political wrangling. It’s all getting a bit much now. We’ve trawled through the news to find some more encouraging […]

Welcoming new staff to your business

September 13, 2019

Welcoming new staff to your business


Preparing to welcome a new employee is an exciting time for everyone involved but it can involve a lot of work to prepare the ideal induction. Depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, there can be a lot to cover and some induction sessions end up running over several days. However, whether you’re […]

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