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As well as being active on social media, we blog regularly with interesting news and useful information for the Armed Forces Community. Why not read our first post which really summarises what BFRS does.

16 May 2023
AF Covenant Fund Trust & Their Community Support Two popular Covenant Fund programmes are now open for applications!The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (The Trust) are pleased to announce the relaunch of both the Force for Change and Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programmes...
9 May 2023
From the Army, to BFRS, to OPS Training We couldn't be prouder of the story we're about to share as it is the prime example of what a BFRS Careers Fairs can be. Seeing someone go through the step-by-step process of their resettlement and having a clear vision of what they wanted their civilian li...
4 May 2023
Preparing for a Successful Transition: Tips for Leaving the British Forces As someone who has spent a significant portion of their life serving in the British Forces, transitioning to civilian life can be a daunting prospect. The transition is not just a change in job; it's a change in lifestyle,...
18 April 2023
From Army Docker to Warehouse Manager Let's have a look into another successful transition from the military into civilian life this time with BFRS members Britannia Leatherbarrows. They are a friendly, family run business that prides itself on giving personal attention at all times to our custom...
3 April 2023
Military Success Story with Kuehne+Nagel Who are Kuehne+Nagel? With over 80,000 employees at almost 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in sea logistics, air logistics, road logistics and ...
24 March 2023
Dale Thompson From Electrician To CNet Instructor You may recognise the name of our case study focus today as we celebrated his new role in January when we saw the announcement and now he has come back to us with the full story of his time in the military and what it was like as he transitioned t...
14 March 2023
Humanitarian Aid For Turkey We are sending our best wishes to all of those affected by the earthquake in Turkey!On February 6th 2023 a magnitude 7.8 quake struck southern Turkey and the whole world took to action. This tragic event sadly took the lives of over 46,000 people including football...
8 March 2023
Ainscough Creating Career Opportunities for the AFC How do you help Service Leavers gain training and qualifications post service? The lifting industry (Cranes) is a great place to start, with not only a wide range of vacancies all across the UK but a wide range of courses to ensure you have the ...
6 March 2023
From the Army to Criminology With Sunderland Uni Everyone has a different story when it comes to their resettlement and the journey Alastair has been on is truly one that deserves sharing. It proves you don't need to have all of the answers right away and you can allow yourself time to figure it ...
28 February 2023
Achievements at Aldershot 2023 That's a wrap on our first Employment Fair of 2023 which was held in the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre on February 16th, 2023. This event hosted over 70 forces friendly organisations who were keen to dip their toe into the amazing pool of talent which is the Arme...
25 January 2023
CNet's Growing Their Team With Forces MembersCNet Training, who are BFRS members, aren't only helping service leavers by providing them with excellent courses but are hiring them to teach as well, with Dale Thompson CNCI having joined their Instructor team.Successfully delivering quality tr...
17 January 2023
Connor Crabb - From Combat Medical Technician to Training & Development ManagerIt's always interesting to find out more about the people who transition from the military to civillian life so we have some words from a member of the DHU111 team, Connor Crabb. Connor has been with DHU Healthcare...
12 January 2023
A Successful Military Transition From WincantonHere we have Rob Wagstaff. After serving in the military for over 30 years he decided to hang up his uniform so he could settle down into civillian life, and thanks to Wincanton his journey to doing that was made simpler. Below we have a short int...
10 January 2023
Monumental Milestone For West Midlands RFCACongratulations from all of us at BFRS to West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) who have welcomed 1000th Armed Forces Covenant signee. What an achievement!West Midland RFCA are pleased to welcome City of Birmingham Rockets as the ...
10 January 2023
Military Transition With Anglian WaterHere we have an interview with Army veteran Rab who left the Royal Tank Regiment to become a Logistic Programme Manager with BFRS member, Anglian Water. Rab delves into the reasons why he left the military and what about Anglian Water appealed to him to wo...
13 December 2022
VIVO Defence Proudly Sponsor Army Hockey TeamWhen it comes to supporting the Armed Forces Community (AFC) there is so much more you can do other than just offer a job. There are many other ways in which charities and companies alike support serving members besides helping with their transitio...
16 November 2022
From Communications System Operator to Installation and Provisioning Engineer Meet Kirsty: Kirsty served for 7 years in the Royal Engineers as a Communications System Operator, where she enjoyed making friends, learning new skills, travelling the world – a lifetime of experiences. During K...
15 November 2022
Military man lands new wind job thanks to AIS Survivex programme A training programme to reskill former military personnel for the wind industry has helped army mechanic, Jack Taylor scoops a full-time renewables job with Correll Group. Just four weeks after completing the AIS Survivex ‘Mi...
14 November 2022
From Rifles to Rigs with Painter Blaster Training. 30-year-old Jamie Gray from Glasgow has swapped army life for an offshore career maintaining oil rigs thanks to AIS Survivex. Following school, Jamie started a career as an electrician but quickly decided it wasn't for him. Instead, he joined the...
9 November 2022
Remembrance from Samworth BrothersBFRS partners, Samworth Brothers Supply Chain, have taken a massive leap in showing their support of the Armed Forces Community (AFC) by creating a trailer specifically designed for Remembrance Day. This red and poppy full design is now travelling across the c...
1 November 2022
Another Successful Rural Week! HighGround has completed another one of their Rural Weeks which aim to help Forces Members, serving or not, connect back to nature and teach people key outdoor skills. Now having finished their October week, they had a few things to say about the impact it has had a...
28 October 2022
Telent Mark Remembrance In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, BFRS members Telent are will be supporting the launch of the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal with colleagues selling poppies in their local area. With lots of their colleagues having a proud military background, Telent's workforc...
25 October 2022
Kings Secure Technologies Veteran Success From Electronic Technician to Design Engineer, Andy Served in the Royal Signals for 15 years before joining BFRS members Kings Secure Technologies. Below is a Q&A with Andy all about his transition and how he found success in security. Tell us about...
20 October 2022
Colas Rail - Army Platoon Commander to Construction Manager Dan serves as a Reservist in the as a Army Platoon Commander and is also a Construction Manager for BFRS members, Colas Rail. In this Q&A, Dan gives an insight in to how Colas Rail support him and his military lifestyle. What do you ...
18 October 2022
Woodland Xperiences Embrace your past – pursue your future – let your adventure begin. Woodland Xperiences is founded by a veteran who profoundly believes in the recuperative and therapeutic power of getting back to nature with woodland and adventurous activities on land and water. Ou...
3 October 2022
Venture Security Management – Military Success Story A Q&A with Otis, a veteran of the British Army now working as a Mobile Patrol Officer for Venture Security.How did you first get into working in security? Before joining Venture, I was a soldier in the British Armed Forces. It started...
29 September 2022
Jacobs Enforcement – Military Transition Success Story Dale Joined Jacobs Enforcement in September 2020 “I joined the Royal Dragoon Guards back in 2005 as an AFV armoured crewman. I completed a total of 15 years in the military and during that time I learnt many skills and traits w...
6 September 2022
DHL RECEIVES GOLD AWARD Award recognises concerted recruitment effort and programmes to support Armed Services veterans and Reservists in the workplace DHL Supply Chain has been awarded Gold status in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. As a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant since 2015...
6 September 2022
TIB Success Story - Steve Gill Steve served with the Royal Engineers prior to transitioning in to work with TIB. Below is a Q&A with Steve about his role. Why would you recommend TIB work to suitable friends and former colleagues? TIB is a friendly agency to work for and you can choose your a...
6 September 2022
VIVO - Bronze Award Holders Vivo Defence Services have recieved the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) As a company dedicated to defence, they are passionate about supporting the armed forces community and service personnel by employin...
5 September 2022
FTX Logistics - Military Success Story Jonathan Candler at FTX Logistics shares his experience as an FTX Sponsored Reserve.Here are some words from Jonathan about his journey: "I am employed as an FTX Maintainer, working on the impressive 8×8 700HP Oshkosh 1070F tractor and King GTS100 ...
22 August 2022
Steven's Resettlement Story A Q&A with Star Refrigeration What is your current job title? Refrigeration Engineer.Before working with Star, you served in the Armed Forces. Can you tell us a bit about your role in the army? I served over 22 years in the Royal Artillery, mainly in the G4 ch...
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