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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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*Soldiering on Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced!*

On 10th January 2018, we announced our 43 amazing Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards from all areas of the UK and all walks of life. Each Finalist will be represented at a special Finalists reception at the House of Lords and will go forward to the Awards Night on the 20th April.
The 2018 Awards include three new Business Award categories in partnership with X-Forces, recognising the exceptional accomplishments of former members of the armed forces in the business community.

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Soldiering On Awards announce Finalists for 2018 Awards

10th January 2018 sees the announcement of 43 amazing Finalists for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards from all areas of the UK and all walks of life. All will go forward to Awards Night on the 20th April.

Soldiering On Awards President and Vice President and co-Chairs of Judges, General the Lord Dannatt and Debra Allcock-Tyler along with their distinguished panel of Awards Judges are delighted to announce the Finalists in each award category; chosen from an outstanding selection of nominations received.

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A New Year challenge to make a difference to the Armed Forces family

Sign up to the Midlands 30:30 challenge on 17th February for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, helping those in need

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is shouting out to the local community to sign up for an exhilarating challenge for 2018 – Midlands 30:30. Consisting of a 30 mile or 30 km trek across the beautiful Uttoxeter countryside whilst wearing 30lb backpacks, teams of four will compete to cross the finishing line.

This year, there is also an adjusted 14:18 route for teams wishing to take on a less daunting challenge, where trekkers will cover 14km carrying 18lb packs.

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Happy New Year –  and Watch This Space for Soldiering On Awards Finalists Announcements!”

The Soldiering On Awards wishes all Cobseo members a very Happy New Year with a reminder that we will be releasing details of the 2018 Soldiering On Awards Finalists on Wednesday 10th January.

Be amongst the first to hear the great news of the amazing people we will be recognising by going to www.soldieringon.org on January 10th! Further details will be available in next week’s Cobseo News!

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Applications open for 2018 Media Course at the Forces Media Academy

The Forces Media Academy is inviting applications from service leavers, veterans, and reservists to embark on a free one-year Higher National Certificate (HNC) Media Production Course.

The Academy, which is part of the Services Sound & Vision Corporation (SSVC), provides 15 ex-service personnel per year with the training, experience and qualifications they need to forge successful careers in the media, whether videography, digital, TV or radio.

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Merry Christmas from the Soldiering on Awards team!

As well as celebrating our very special 2017 award-winners, our Soldiering on Awards Chrismtas card also contains an important notice – the date we will be announcing the 2018 Awards Finalists – 10th January 2018 – The Soldiering on Awards team wish you all seasonal good cheer and a very Happy New Year!

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SSAFA WWII Veterans walk the red carpet at Darkest Hour film premiere

Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity join forces for ‘Darkest Hour’

Damaris Media and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, have partnered on the release of Darkest Hour (in cinemas 12th January). To celebrate, two of SSAFA’s WWII veterans were given the red carpet treatment at the premiere on 11 December before watching the film. Both veterans attend the SSAFA Southend Veteran’s Club, which runs every Thursday.

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Awards Judges have reviewed the nominations for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards.

The Soldiering On Awards independent panel have deliberated over the many nominations received across 12 Awards categories including 3 new business awards in partnership with X-Forces.

Soldiering On Awards President and Co-Chair of Judges General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL said, “The Soldiering On Awards enable all areas of our community to come together and recognise outstanding achievements in support of the Armed Forces Community. What a privilege to have judged the Awards winners from such a rich list of nominations – all winners in their own way!”

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