The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) Jobcentre Plus has compiled a comprehensive factsheet especially for Army families, including Reservists and veterans, with useful links covering employment, education & training, housing and finance. Read more
You may find this useful whether your soldier is serving, going through resettlement or even if they are a veteran. Click here for the factsheet.
For more information contact the AFF Employment, Training, Allowances & Money Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking at restarting your career, or going out to work for the first time, then these employability workshops could be perfect for you. The RBLI programme, delivered in partnership with the Ministry of Defence, is a vocational assessment and employability course that gives you the tools to enable you to get the job you want, you are going to succeed in and enjoy. Click here for more details and course dates.
The Not-For-Profit organisation Recruit for Spouses is an independent organisation designed specifically to recruit the spouses of Service men and women. Recruit for spouses can help with CV writing, interview techniques and they can introduce you to businesses who support the military community. To find out more, visit www.recruitforspouses.co.ukBack to top
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has replaced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) checks, which allows employees to take their DBS certificate with them from role to role. Read more
You can join the Update Service for a registration fee of £13 per year (there is no fee for volunteers) when you have your application form reference number or you can join the update service with your certificate number when you receive your DBS certificate. You must do it within19 calendar days of the date of issue, which is printed on the certificate. Alternatively, you can join the update service with your certificate number when you receive your DBS certificate. If so, you must do so within 19 calendar days of the date of issue, which is printed on the certificate.
The DBS has created two YouTube videos that explain how the Update Service can benefit applicants and employers:
Having a good CV is essential, no matter what kind of employment you are seeking. As an Army spouse who probably has a chequered career history or postings-induced career breaks, itís even more important that your CV makes you stand out from the crowd. Read more
Here are a few websites that provide useful information on writing a CV and preparing for an interview, and what questions you may be asked:
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