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Armed Forces Day Guildford 2015

Just have to say what a wonderful day out in Guildford on Saturday.

Those taking part in the parade looked resplendent in their uniforms and the veterans so proud.

The weather was fantastic and the crowds very appreciative.

The activities and exhibits at Stoke Park were well worth seeing and everything was very well organised - well done Guildford.

 


Rewards for Forces

With the summer holidays coming a great saving for Serving Forces, Veterans and their families!

Rewards for Forces have just launched an exclusive offer of 40% off cinema tickets, drinks / popcorn and even annual passes in over 380 participating cinemas.

This is the first time this level of discount has been extended to our Forces Community and it is only available at www.rewardsforforces.co.uk


Showing our Support #SaluteOurForces for Armed Forces Day


4exMilitary Attend Combat Stress Symposium

As the business world pledges its support for the Armed Forces community through the Corporate Covenant, many are now actively recruiting Veterans and Reservists, recognising the wealth of skills and experience offered by Serving and ex-Service personnel.

Combat Stress invites you to join the vanguard of businesses providing successful transition pathways to employment for today’s Veterans and Reservists. Our inaugural symposium, The Military Mind, will provide essential advice on best practice management for staff who have served in the British Armed Forces.


DHL seek to employ ex-military

Leading logistics provider DHL has launched a Military Employability Programme for drivers across its network of 400 operations.

Working in conjunction with the CTP (Careers Transition Partnership), the programme offers members of the armed forces, who have less than six months service to run, the opportunity to undertake a work placement with the logistics giant.

The significant recruitment drive for ex-military professionals will offer an opportunity to develop ‘employability skills’, commercial driver training and the chance to gather the experience needed for a Certificate to Work (CtW) portfolio – a nationally recognised qualification for professional drivers.

Tim Slater, Managing Director of Transport UK&I at DHL Supply Chain said: “Leavers from HM Forces possess a significant number of the core skills required to be successful drivers within our industry.

The course has been specifically designed to plug any skills’ gaps they may have, to apply military driving expertise in the commercial world.”

He added that the course includes a period of nine to 12 days driving a range of DHL vehicles to gain first-hand experience of the life of a commercial driver.

“By providing this real-world experience before they leave service, we are aiming to help individuals make an informed decision about their future career options, culminating in the prospect of a full-time job with DHL for those who meet the required standard.”


Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

The Directors and Staff of 4exMilitary are delighted to announce that to show our support for the Armed Forces community we have signed The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Our Pledge document to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant has been accepted by the MOD and can be viewed under Downloads section of this website or by clicking on the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/e-to-g-signed-pledges-armed-forces-corporate-covenant

Proud to be honouring the commitment of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community

 


Office Move -Change of Contact Details

The move to our new offices went smoothly over the weekend and we are up and running.

A few finishing touches and adjustments to be made in the next week but otherwise very happy.

Please note we also have a change of phone numbers aswell as the address, all of which can be found in contact us.

 


New Team Member

We are pleased to welcome Andy Bednarek who joins us as Associate Recruitment Director.

He started his career in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers of the British Army where he trained as a Vehicle Mechanic.  He served for 18 years attaining the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Artificer Sergeant Major) before being selected for a commission in the REME. 

During his 23 years’ service he spent time in Northern Ireland, Germany, The Balkans and Hong Kong, as well Belize and Canada.

After leaving the Armed Forces, Andy worked within the Defence and Aerospace industries.  His first position was with Europe’s largest steel castings manufacturer, William Cook Limited, as a Business Development Manager in the company’s Defence division. 

During his time with William Cook he was a member of a successful Management Buy Out which resulted in him becoming the Sales & Product Development Director, and a Board Member, of Astrum (UK) Limited the newly formed company.   

Following his time with Astrum Andy joined the Board of Oxley Developments as Sales & Marketing Director.

In 2013 Andy formed his own company named AB Defence Consulting Limited; the company specialises in providing business development advice and assistance in the defence and aerospace markets.

Working with 4exmilitary, Andy hopes to utilise his military background along with his knowledge of industry and commercial life, in assisting Client companies in their search to fill demanding roles with suitable ex-service personnel, looking for civilian employment. 

 

 

 


4exMilitary Team News

We welcome Mark Matthews to the 4exMilitary team as our new Recruitment Consultant.

Mark formally Royal Corps of Signals has an extensive background in telecommunications, is looking forward to a long and rewarding career in Recruitment.


Armed Forces personnel are being urged to talk about issues that are worrying them via a social media website.

bigwhitewall.com is a free online space where serving personnel, veterans and their families can talk about what’s troubling them and get help and support in a safe environment whenever they need it.

The service is easy to use, completely anonymous and available 24/7. Trained professionals are online at all times to ensure everyone is safe.

Traditionally it’s men who find it difficult to talk about what’s on their mind but on the Big White Wall (BWW) they have found a place to open up. 60 per cent of BWW members from the Armed Forces community are male.

One member of BWW, currently serving, and who wishes to remain anonymous, said:

BWW helped me feel less alone in Afghanistan. For a base with 15,000 people, Camp Bastion was a pretty lonely place. It’s good to know BWW is with me wherever and whenever I need it.

BWW allows people from the Armed Forces community to get support from like-minded people to express what they’re really feeling. Members can choose to vent and express how they feel in words through a ‘Talkabout’ or images by making ‘Bricks’.

They can share issues with members of the community or trained professionals, called Wall Guides, who are online at all times. They can also conduct tests to help them understand common issues such as depression and anxiety and access lots of useful information.

BWW has professionally-led guided groups designed to help people deal with issues from work stress to getting a better night’s sleep.

The website also produces a free fortnightly email, with hints and tips for members of the Armed Forces community about topical, everyday issues that may affect them.

For example, how to deal with stress, relationship problems, money issues or simply how to think about things differently to make positive change. There’s no need to join BWW to receive wallpaper.

BWW has supported over 12,000 people to date and has been commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Department of Health and Help for Heroes.


4exMilitary Jobs Ltd aquires The Logistics Employment Network

We are pleased to announce that The Logistics Employment Network Ltd has been acquired by 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd.

The LEN brand will be operated by 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd and the LEN website www.thelen.org.uk will remain in use for some time in the future.

 


Proud to be honouring the commitment of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community


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