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Research to Find the Right Career, by Ben Keene

Ben Keene, from Escape the City, shares his top tips.

Researching career paths is important, but it is vital to act on your findings.

First ask yourself, what did you like about being in the Armed Forces? What skills did you gain and want to continue using? Identifying your interests and skills will help to give your job search direction. It’s easy to feel like there is choice overload, but knowing what you want from your new career will help you select the right roles and organisations.

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22nd November 2017: Commercial Insights with MD of Yeo Valley – Bristol

The Officers’ Association, in partnership with The Leaders Club, are delighted to invite you to a relaxed evening of networking alongside an engaging talk from one of the South West’s most prominent business leaders, Karl Tucker, MD of Yeo Valley.

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Help for Heroes and The Prince’s Trust Team programme

Since 2010, Help for Heroes has committed £1,032,846 to enable wounded, injured and sick tri-Service personnel and Veterans to participate in fully funded and bespoke secondments with The Prince’s Trust Team programme.

For veteran Tracy, whose life changed completely when she had a heart attack and stroke at just 35 years old, it enabled her to find renewed purpose.

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RAF charity celebrates care home’s ‘outstanding rating’ by regulator Care Quality Commission putting it in the top 2% of adult social care

Princess Marina House, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund’s flagship care and respite centre on the West Sussex coast, has been awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection earlier this year.

Independent regulator the Care Quality Commission rated the home and its Respite at Home service outstanding in three categories caring, responsive and well-led and good in safe and effective – the five key lines of enquiry. Only 2% of adult social care providers have been awarded the overall ‘outstanding’ rating nationally.

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Kent blind veteran marches at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Kent has marched at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

David Scott, 93 and from Tunbridge Wells, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

David says: “It was a splendid day, truly splendid. There was a frisson of excitement in the air which only grew as we began moving.

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Berkshire blind veteran proud to march at Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A blind veteran from Berkshire has spoken of his joy at marching at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Ron, 64, marched at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Ron says: “It was an amazing experience. A truly humbling experience. The feeling you get when the crowds are clapping you on is like nothing else. I was honestly surprised at the strength of my feelings as we were remembering those we had lost.

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Deptherapy Diving Team achieves continued success in Red Sea

A team from scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy has returned from another successful Red Sea training programme with three new PADI Open Water Divers, one PADI Advanced & Deep Diver and four PADI Rescue Divers.

The latest Deptherapy programme took place during the last week in October and was the second to take place this year at Roots Red Sea in El Quseir. The Programme Members were all wounded in service veterans from the UK Armed Forces suffering from life changing mental and/or physical injuries including several with acute PTSD.

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Derby blind veteran enjoys ‘special’ Remembrance Sunday marching at the Cenotaph

A blind veteran from Derby has marched at the Cenotaph in London this Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Gary Stevenson, 50 and from Spondon, was supported to do this by local Specsavers stores including Burton-on-Trent and Derby. The stores raised over £200, money which went towards sending blind veterans, including Gary, to march.

Gary marched at the Cenotaph in London with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

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Lancashire blind veteran enjoys ‘special’ Remembrance Sunday marching at the Cenotaph

A blind veteran from Lancashire has marched at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday (12/11) with the charity Blind Veterans UK.

Graham Ward, 59 and from Fleetwood, marched with more than 100 other blind veterans supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

Graham says: “This was my second year marching and it was very different to my first time. Not only did I know a lot more people this year, but I was able to attend with my partner and fellow blind veteran, Lindy, who I actually met through the charity, so it was a special day for us both.

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