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RNRMC: Proudly supporting Strength in Diversity at Pride 18

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) supports the entire Naval Fleet, regardless of rank, race, religion, sexuality or gender.

At this year’s Pride in London parade, the annual celebration of the LGBT+ community, the RNRMC helped the official Royal Navy Compass support team by providing stylish ‘Strength in Diversity’ sports shirts.

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No defence for abuse: a strategy to tackle domestic abuse within the defence community

This defence wide strategy aims to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse and increase the safety and wellbeing of all those affected.

As an employer, defence has a moral and legal duty of care for our personnel. But we also recognise a responsibility that extends beyond that, as articulated in the Armed Forces Covenant, that those who serve or have served, and their families, should be treated fairly.

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The Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service

The Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former service men and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch, one year ago yesterday, 5th July 2018.

Designed to offer a one stop shop through which veterans can access advice on a vast range of areas, from housing to health concerns, the Veterans’ Gateway has seen over 37,000 click throughs to external sites, with the majority of users requesting advice on finance.

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Alpine Canoeing in the French Alps

Over the next two weeks, 21 beneficiaries – all with a variety of injuries and illnesses, from amputations to PTSD and depression – will take to the French rapids in an adrenaline-pumping adventure. Kindly funded by Help For Heroes, these holidays encapsulate our motto ”From Comradeship To Challenge” and all those who attend relish the challenge of taking on the the rapids whilst helping and encouraging each other.

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£10,000 cash prize to be awarded to the winner of the start up of the year category and Surge Group PLC becomes main sponsor to the Heropreneurs awards.

Heropreneurs is delighted to announce that Surge Group Plc has become the Main and Headline Sponsor to the Heropreneurs Awards. The Awards are run in association with The Telegraph and the Warwick Business School, and with support from the Ministry of Defence.

Surge Group Plc was founded by Paul Careless in January 2015, a start-up with zero debt or venture capital. In 2018, the group will exceed £50m in annual turnover. Paul Careless served in the British Army and has since become one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs – his personal motto is “Do not fear failure. Fear mediocrity”.

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It’s Armed Forces Day this Saturday, but we’re here for officers all year round…

This weekend celebrates the contributions made by the British military, including officers.

The OA continues to support the officer community, whether that is helping them to find new careers after leaving the Armed Forces or access welfare support when needed.

Richard Sanders is a former Major in the Royal Logistic Corps the OA Employment Team supported. He had a one-to-one career consultation in March with Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant who also previously served as an Army officer, which helped him to be job ready and successfully apply for a new role.

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3rd July 2018: OA Webinar – Opportunities in franchising

In this webinar we are joined by Edward Ross, the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Forces into Franchising. Ed will be discussing what opportunities are available to veterans within franchising.

Ed is a former Army Officer in the RDG. He left in 1997 and worked in London as a Business Development Manager and has set up and run his own businesses. He is now a full time dad.

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4th July 2018: OA Event – Consultancy Workshop – Bristol

Join the OA for a workshop day that will look into the skills and experience required to work within consultancy.

The day will start with an overview of consultancy, including a review of skills and qualifications.

This will be followed by a series of presentations delivered by those already working within consultancy from a range of organisations. The presenters will share their experience and give insight.

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