Why hire ex-Forces?

UK military training is an on-boarding exercise like no other and produces a talent pool where excellence comes as standard.

The Service leavers and veterans we work with are inspirational leaders, strategic thinkers, agile negotiators, resilient and adaptable, with practical skills that transfer into a vast range of industries.

Founded in 1885, the Forces Employment Charity is uniquely positioned to offer long standing expertise with a modern approach to recruitment. We understand the skills and expertise employers are looking for and we know how to connect them with candidates that are going to excel.

With access to over 20,000 ex-Forces personnel every year, we help employers recruit experienced individuals who bring a wide-ranging list of skills acquired during their time in the Armed Forces, including:

  • Communication practised with internal and external stakeholders
  • Organisational skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • A high degree of professionalism
  • Health and Safety training
  • Security awareness and best practice
  • The ability to work in a team
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The incredibly complex scope of the roles undertaken when part of the Armed Forces creates a highly adaptable workforce, from specialist machinery operation and engineering to manual labour and medical training – and everything in between! The reality is, veterans are motivated, hard-working and committed.

Between this broad range of abilities and the fact we provide a recruitment service at no cost to employers, there really isn’t a reason to not consider hiring ex-Forces personnel.

If you want to access highly skilled and highly trained candidates at no cost, promote your vacancies with us today.

We’ve been responsible for veterans joining a range of sectors including

  • Maritime
  • Aviation
  • Close Protection
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transport
  • Engineering Specialisms
  • Aeronautical
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Nuclear
  • Communications
  • And more
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