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AF&V Launchpad founders recognised for award by Prime Minister

Prime Minister Theresa May has recognised David Shaw CBE and Ken McMillan MBE with the Points of Light awards for setting up AF&V Launchpad, an organisation working with former service-people to make a successful transition back into civilian life.

In 2013 they created ‘AF&V Launchpad’ with co-founder Nick Tubbs, to help veterans struggling to make the transition to civilian life to find a home and gain the skills necessary to find a good job.

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Better care is coming out of the trauma of war – Shehan Hettiaratchy

After the launch of the Veterans Trauma Network, NHS England has just published an associated blog by Shehan Hettiaratchy, Clinical Lead for the network:

NHS England has recently launched the Veterans Trauma Network, the first such initiative to help deliver comprehensive medical care to veterans. The clinical lead for the network, explains how it came about and what it will do.

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Service to Civvy – are you pension ready?

MOD’s Veterans UK organisation, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), has launched a campaign to encourage Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to get ‘Pension Ready’.

The campaign aims to promote the Armed Forces Pension Schemes, which are administered by Veterans UK, and motivate the Armed Forces Community to start thinking about their Pension throughout their Service career and not just as they are reaching the end of it.

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Recruit for Spouses Launches West of Scotland Office

A force for change in the workplace, Recruit for Spouses (RfS) are celebrating the launch of their West of Scotland office, based in Helensburgh.

RfS have seized the opportunity to further include military spouses in Scotland into their mission to push back the barriers facing them, championing their call for equal weighting in the employment stakes and giving cause for celebration within both the local business and military communities.

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15th February 2017: Project Management Workshop – London

The skills and experience required to manage a project are common within the Forces and many individuals look to transition into a new career within Project Management when they leave, but what does project management look like in a civilian context? What are businesses looking for in their Project Managers? What qualifications do you need to be recognised as a Project Manager? This workshop will be the first of a series of career-focused workshops around the country to explore these questions about project management in more detail.

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The Officers’ Association will target Operations Management as a potential job sector for transitioning officers with a workshop in York, on Feb 15th, 2017.

Hosted by Portakabin, the workshop will combine insight into the sector with practical experiences from key speakers as well as looking at the military qualifications that will translate across to the sector. Advice on shaping applications (and CV’s) to target the sector will be available.

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