6th September 2017: External Event – JP Morgan, Ex-Military Insight Day – London

Now entering its eighth year, JP Morgan’s Ex-Military Transition Program is committed to providing a market leading opportunity to Ex-Military personnel.

Their events offer prospective candidates a comprehensive brief on the entry routes available to ex-military personnel across all ranks and Services; from their market-leading internship to their direct-hire opportunities.

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Finding a Flexible Approach to Work after Service Life, by Harriet Rogers

Harriet Rogers shares her story about wanting a new career that is more flexible and not office based.

It was during my career transition workshop, run via CTP, that panic began to set in. My fellow officers announced their chosen industries to work in after leaving the military – Project Management, Consultancy, Defence Sales, Finance – making me feel increasingly like an imposter. I introduced myself and feebly squeaked that I wanted “something flexible and online.” I felt mortified that I did not have a better plan.

Despite 12 years of commissioned Service and working in high pressure environments, I suddenly doubted if I could adapt to my new career. I appreciate I am not alone.

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New guidelines: how employers can support our Forces and build a stronger business by employing a military spouse

Working alongside Recruit for Spouses (RfS), the Employers’ Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI), the UK’s leading employer network covering equality in the workplace, has recently updated its ‘to-business’ guide on supporting military spouses.

The guide blends the expertise of the two organisations: ENEI supports more than 270 members to implement diversity strategies, working with clients to uncover and overcome unconscious bias; RfS advises employers of the unique challenges faced by military spouses and how to remove barriers to their employment.

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Highground and Buchanan Trust

Following a recent meeting with Andrew Bower, Chairman, and James Greenwell Trustee of the Buchanan Trust, and Anna Baker Cresswell, Founder and Development Director of HighGround, we are delighted to announce that both charities will be working together to pursue their common aims in order to help veterans access training and employment in the land-based sector.

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Blind veteran from Oxfordshire to compete in Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for charity that supports him

A blind veteran from Oxfordshire is training to compete in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, after it supported him following his sight loss.

Naz Niner, 40 and originally from the Isle of Wight, will be competing in the famous challenge, now in its tenth year, for the second time. He explains: “I’ve always liked to do as much sport as possible. When I started receiving support from the charity last year, they told me about all the challenges and events they get involved in.

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Blind veteran from Poulton-le-Fylde says IT training from a national sight loss charity has given her a “new lease of life”

A Poulton-le-Fylde blind veteran who has received vital support from Blind Veterans UK can now keep in contact with her relatives abroad thanks to IT training from the charity.

Marjorie Hanson, 94, now regularly Skypes her grandson in America and her nephew in Canada, a skill she developed during a week’s stay at the Blind Veterans UK centre in Brighton. Marjorie first took IT training with the charity last year, and has since benefited from regular IT support, respite stays at the charity’s centres in Llandudno and Brighton, and the companionship of fellow beneficiaries.

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