Ex-Military Qualifications & Transferable Skills

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has for many years ensured that qualifications gained within an Armed Forces career are directly related to those of their commercial equivalent. People leaving their Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force careers will have gained qualifications which you, as an employer, will recognise. These range from NVQs through to Degrees. Engineering and technical…

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Sorry this was not my idea

Like most good ideas, this one did not come from me.   In fact, when it was raised just over twelve months ago, I batted it back and said, ‘Ask me again next week’.   And they did, so I agreed to participate.   So, this Sunday, Joanne Foster, Kim O’Brien, Kelly Chandler and I will be participating in the Great North…

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We did it

It was a great day out of the office. For Joanne Foster, Kim O’Brien and Kelly Chandler it was a new experience. All non-runners who, over many months trained hard to complete the 2019 Great North Run in impressive times. Not only did we finish the run, but we raised over £4,000 for Walking With The Wounded, a great charity…

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Sample of our ex-military placements

More successful engineering placements and happy clients James served 22 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer. He is a multi-skilled engineer with mechanical engineering bias. He holds an HND in Mechanical Engineering and various Leadership & Management qualifications.  He is now working as a Service Centre Manager for a leading manufacturer based in the Midlands.   Alex…

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Would I work for you?

With unemployment reportedly below four per cent, it is no wonder it is hard to find your next ideal employee, especially if you require an engineering or technical person. But the story does not end there. If you are carrying out interviews today, there is a strong possibility that the candidate who you are about to meet already has several…

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Interview advice for ex-military personnel

Preparing for an interview can be daunting, especially if it’s your first job role outside of the military. Thorough preparation is key to walking into a job interview feeling confident, positive and getting through the interview successfully. Remember, a job interview is your opportunity to shine and prove to a prospective employer that you are the best person for the job.…

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Some of My Most Memorable Placements

I started with Demob Job in 2008, very naive to the fact of what people ‘actually do’ in the military and how important every single person is to the operations and day to day running of each section, each regiment of the military is and how transferable their skills are to the civilian world. We specialise in ex-military engineering and…

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Top Tips for Writing an Ex-Military CV

When preparing to leave the forces, creating a strong and relevant CV is a vital first step for ex-military personnel looking to transition into civilian life with a new, commercially focused career. A well-written CV is important for making a good first impression to a prospective employer, so time and consideration are vital when creating this. It is also important…

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Former Royal Navy Personnel Bring Their Expertise to Marine Sector Specialist

We are delighted to have helped place three ex-military personnel into Sir Joseph Isherwood Limited (Isherwoods), a management systems and services provider for the Marine sector.  The candidates were previously employed by the Royal Navy and trained in electrical or mechanical roles, with a service record ranging from 7 to 34 years.  They are now employed by Isherwoods as project…

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What are the benefits of employing ex-military?

We understand employers can find it difficult to find the perfect candidate and some industries are struggling to ‘fill’ a significant skills gap.  One solution for employers to consider is recruiting ex-military personnel who have a breadth of aptitude, skills and training which are transferable and could add real value to their business. The Armed Forces; Royal Navy, British Army and…

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When should I start?

This week I received an application from a Royal Electrical and Mechanical (REME) engineer.      After reading his CV he seemed an ideal candidate for the vacancy; right experience, qualifications and he only lived 7 miles from the company in question.  As the vacancy also resided with one of my long-term loyal clients I already knew that there would be strong interest. …

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10 years with Demob Job

  Demob Job Employee Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Joanne Foster, recruitment team manager, celebrates her 10-year anniversary with Demob Job. After working at a leading North East estate agent in sales and management roles, Joanne joined Demob Job in 2008 as a recruitment consultant and was promoted to recruitment team manager in 2011. Over the past 10 years, Joanne has…

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