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Funding boost for innovative Recruit for Spouses Coaching Programme

Recruit for Spouses (RFS) – the award-winning social enterprise, has secured funding from The Veterans’ Foundation – a nationwide source of funding for Armed Forces charities and charitable activities. The funding will be used to further support the RFS Coaching Programme, which aims to support the wives, husbands and partners of members of our Armed Forces back into gainful employment.

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7th June 2018: OA Insight – LinkedIn Workshop – Swindon

This event is being held by the Officers Association in partnership with Recruit For Spouses. The event is open to officers and/or their spouses.

This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to learn how to amend your profile so that it shines to employers and your network contacts. Bring along your laptop and edit as you learn with Lincoln Coutts, LinkedIn expert and Social Media Consultant.

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One Day Google Workshop – FREE to the entire Military community

Do you need help with your CV? Have you started a business and looking for guidance with your social media strategy and self-promotion? Pop in and see us for one, or all three, of our FREE Google sessions

This free, one day workshop is hosted by Recruit for Spouses and presented by Google UK! It is open to all Military spouses, serving personnel, dependants (16+), veterans, ex-service and friends & family.

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Google’s Digital Garage partners with Recruit for Spouses

The partnership is part of a drive to help those involved in the military build their digital skills

Helensburgh, 9th May 2018 : Recruit for Spouses (RfS), the award-winning social enterprise dedicated to returning military spouses to the workplace, has partnered with the Google Digital Garage to deliver digital skills training to those with connections to the military. The initiative will launch in Helensburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday 9th May – 24 hours before celebrations for the 50th anniversary of HMS Neptune.

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Alexander Mann Solutions/ Recruit For Spouses Collaboration

“Recruit for Spouses are really excited to offer this unique opportunity to work with Alexander Mann Solutions. RFS will be identifying 10 eligible candidates who will participate in a training programme to become Recruitment Sourcing Specialists. No previous experience necessary but a willingness to learn and work with people is a must. Alexander Mann Solutions is the world’s leading provider of talent management solutions, working with organisations in more than 80 countries, helping them to attract, engage and retain top talent.

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Recruit for Spouses’ Lisa Grieveson – receives award at the Resolution Dinner

Congratulations to our ‘Recruit for Spouses’ (RfS) representative north of the border in Helensburgh, Lisa Grieveson, who was recognised with a special award at the 2017 Resolution Dinner – the submarine ‘Oscars’ – last night, Thursday 5th October. An inaugural awards event hosted by Rear Admiral Submarines on board HMS Neptune, the all-ranks dinner celebrated outstanding performances, both team and individual, in a range of Service categories.

Lisa’s accolade, the Recognition Award, sponsored by the Navy Families Federation (NFF), exists to honour inspiring individuals who have gone above and beyond in support of the Naval community.

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Falling in love with LinkedIn: RfS partners Talented Ladies to offer new online course

No more wasting time online! Transforming missed opportunities into new chances, Recruit for Spouses has teamed up with the Talented Ladies Club, a magazine-style website for mums who are passionate about their working lives, to offer an online training course on using LinkedIn as an effective networking platform.

Run by renowned speaker, trainer and award-winning copywriter Hannah Martin, ‘Love LinkedIn’ is perfect for job seekers and entrepreneurial spouses alike, offering clear instruction on how to write compelling updates, showcase a business and make useful connections.

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New guidelines: how employers can support our Forces and build a stronger business by employing a military spouse

Working alongside Recruit for Spouses (RfS), the Employers’ Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), the UK’s leading employer network covering equality in the workplace, has recently updated its ‘to-business’ guide on supporting military spouses.

The guide blends the expertise of the two organisations: ENEI supports more than 270 members to implement diversity strategies, working with clients to uncover and overcome unconscious bias; RfS advises employers of the unique challenges faced by military spouses and how to remove barriers to their employment.

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