21st February – Veterans@Heritage Outreach

Mission Motorsport have set up a new outreach programme for veterans called Veterans@Heritage. On the third Wednesday of every month veterans are invited to the former WWII bomber base, RAF Bicester, now the UK centre of historic motoring, Bicester Heritage.

You don’t need to be interested in classic cars to attend. Veterans@Heritage is an opportunity to have a brew, banter, speak to caseworkers from Veterans UK, SSAFA and RBL and maybe even spend some time on the test track. Each month will present different opportunities to learn photography, mechanics, local military history and much more.

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From the Army to HSBC, by Angus Hutchinson

Angus Hutchinson, Global Training Manager, Commercial Banking at HSBC, shares his transition journey experiences and insights.

Tell me about your military career
I spent 18 years in the Royal Horse Artillery as a field gunner, leaving as a Major in 2002. While serving I was seconded to various training roles, including as a platoon commander at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and senior officer for artillery at the Combined Armed Tactics Course for majors.

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OA Shares Weekly Career Advice Across BFBS Radio

Officers’ Association (OA) Career Consultants will give employment and transition advice to Service Personnel on Armed Forces radio.

Every week, Chris Kaye, a presenter on the radio station for Catterick Garrison, will discuss with an OA Career Consultant a different aspect of starting a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. Upcoming topics include coping with the challenge of transition; preparing for interviews and networking. The interview will then be shared across the whole British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) network.

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Why networking matters, by Sophia Koniarska

Sophia Koniarska, OA Regional Business Development Manager (West), explains why you need to network effectively.

Lifestyle not diet
Increasingly people find work through networking, so it is vital you master this skill. Networking is a great way to gain knowledge, meet interesting people and find opportunities.

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Could you be a Consultant?

Consultancy is a good career option for many leaving the Armed Forces, but is it right for you?

What is consultancy?

A consultant is hired by an organisation to help with a task or project it is unable to complete on its own.

Why former officers can be great consultants

Experienced at project management.
Experienced at working independently.
Ex-military Personnel are respected in the civilian workplace.
It can offer similar rewards to being in the military, providing dynamic and challenging opportunities.

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MOD choose The Royal British Legion to lead help for veterans

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that the Covenant Fund will work with Royal British Legion (RBL) and other charities to set up a one-stop service to better support the UK’s Armed Forces veterans community.

The £2 million Veterans Gateway programme will help veterans find and access advice and support on a broad range of issues, including healthcare and housing

The new service will provide a 24/7 phone number, with an empathetic and professional voice at the end of the line, a dedicated website and a mobile app to make it easier for former service personnel to access support on a range of issues including housing, employability and health.

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Absolutely fantastic! Many Congratulations!!!…

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