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US and UK veterans’ charities host first “Life Beyond Sight Loss” seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to tackle sight loss

A research seminar bringing world-renowned experts together to discuss sight loss was held in London this week (24/05). The “Life Beyond Sight Loss” Seminar was the first in a series looking at various research and innovation ideas in relation to blind veterans.

The seminar was part of an exchange programme called Project Gemini where members of the US organisation the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) will be visiting Britain to join Blind Veterans UK this week.

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Glen Art partners with CWGC and Wilfred Owen Association for Centenary Garden at Gardening Scotland Show

Glen Art Veterans are creating their annual Show Garden for the Gardening Scotland Show. This year’s garden is called ONE HUNDRED YEAR OF REMEMBRANCE and Glen Art are proud to be partnering with the CWGC and Wilfred Owen Association, to create a garden to commemorate the centenary of the CWGC, and of the time Owen spent at Craiglockhart War Hospital for officers with Shell Shock in 1917. Veterans with PTSD working with the CWGC gardeners in honouring those whose lives were lost or whose minds were shattered a hundred years ago.

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Transition Story: taking charge of your own destiny

As much as a broad understanding of the commercial world will prepare you for a career in wealth management, ‘it’s whether or not you possess a genuine interest in people that will determine your success.’

Simon Roffey’s opinion may surprise those who still associate the sector with a rather more money-driven attitude – an outdated ‘80s cultural stereotype that perhaps still continues to resonate.

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OA and SaluteMyJob welcome Barclays to ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Virtual Careers Fair

The first ‘Ex-Military in Management’ Virtual Careers Fair, a joint collaboration between the Officers’ Association (OA) and SaluteMyJob, is delighted to have Barclays on board, who are able to offer job vacancies, recruitment advice and career insight to all registered participants.

Barclays joins Worldpay, Amazon and Interserve as key employers who recognise the value of recruiting from the talent pool of former military personnel for management roles within their organisations.

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Everything you need to know about a career in facilities management

The health, well-being and productivity of staff is largely down to workplace design – facilities management is about making buildings work and the integration of processes within an organisation run as smoothly as possible. In short – it’s about ‘managing processes’. And the good news is that the role facilities management plays in maintaining the success of a business is growing in recognition…

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28th June 2017: Lloyd’s Military Network Insight Day

Lloyd’s Military Network, with the help of the Careers Transition Partnership and the Officers’ Association, have organised an insight day to provide an overview to interested transitioning individuals.

The London insurance market is a unique but largely unknown industry at the heart of the City of London. However, many of the skill sets and characteristics held by ex-military and serving reservists are highly valued and sought after.

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Mutiny star Ant Middleton gets ‘Crossfit’ for the children of our fallen heroes

NEW CHARITY CHALLENGE AIMS TO RAISE THOUSANDS FOR BEREAVED ARMED FORCES CHILDREN ACROSS THE UK

Special Forces veteran and TV star, Ant Middleton, put his military fitness to the test this week as he officially launched the first ever SCOTTY Challenge, all in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers – a national charity which supports children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces and works to help them smile again.

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Oxfordshire Poppy Appeal raises a record-breaking £600,000

The Royal British Legion’s Oxfordshire Poppy Appeal in 2016/2017 raised an incredible total of £604,963.75 thanks to the generous support of those within the county.

During the past year the Oxfordshire fundraising team have marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, as well as launching the start of last year’s Poppy Appeal with the presentation of the first poppy to Vice Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire via a remote-controlled Cutlass robot at Vauxhall Barracks.

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