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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.

22 May 2023
Star Refrigeration's Push for Service Leavers in the Refrigeration Industry. About Star Refrigeration: BFRS shine a light on member Star Refrigeration the largest industrial refrigeration contractor in the UK who have over 50 years' experience! Offering an extensive range of services provided thr...
26 April 2023
Palletways Push for Equality Here at BFRS we believe strongly in equality and a balanced working environment hence why we have a diverse group of staff from different walks of life. No matter their age, gender, sexuality or the colour of their skin everyone gets an even chance with us and that's ...
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 ...
28 March 2023
Veterans Shaping a Healthier Future Through Art BFRS partner Sunderland University created a programme to help military veterans have a healthier and happier lifestyle by implementing a variety of services to engage them and keep them active. Below we have a few words from the university and the ...
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...
22 March 2023
Providing Help & Assistance Veterans In Need is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of veterans who have served our country. Their mission is to provide assistance to those who have bravely served in the military and their families, who may be facing ...
17 March 2023
Advancements At Aldi UK Aldi UK are making great improvements across their vacancies by not only aiming to increase the number of roles they have throughout 2023 but raising the wages of their entry level roles, which is simply incredible! In the current cost of living crisis it is more important...
15 March 2023
Kuehne+Nagel Success Story 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 contract logis...
13 March 2023
A Month In Review – February February is a month of transition as It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The days will grow longer, and the weather starts to warm up. It's a time of reflection, as we look back on the month and take stock of our progress. The three words we ...
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 ...
22 February 2023
RAF Base Commended For Environmental Push A big congratulations to the RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall and BFRS member, VIVO Defence Services, for receiving a military commendation for their environmental work. Over the past year, they have worked on seed collection with the National Wildflower Centr...
13 February 2023
Cumbria NHS Support Military Families Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (CNTW) NHS go above and beyond for all members of the Armed Forces Community (AFC) by not only hiring and support those who have served but by ensuring their families are support as well.This can be done in a multitud...
10 February 2023
Apprentice Opportunities with The MOD The Ministry Of Defence (MOD) is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships across the UK. No matter what branch of the military you want to learn from they offer apprenticeships to new recruits and to existing staff so there is always an opportunity for...
3 February 2023
A Month In Review – January It's crazy to think we've already finished our first month of 2023!Before you know it, spring will be here and we'll be enjoying the warmer weather. That doesn't mean we're glad it's going quickly; in fact, we wish we could have more time to make sure we start...
1 February 2023
YOUNG LIVES VS CANCER IS SITE EQUIP'S CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2023!BFRS is proud to share that our partner, Site Equip, has chosen their charity of the year for 2023, which is Young Lives vs Cancer!Being a Social Enterprise, we think it is very important to have a cause to support and this is o...
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...
19 January 2023
Congratulations for Cheshire ConstabularyCongratulating another BFRS member, Cheshire Constabulary, who have received the gold award from the Employer Recognition Scheme for their dedication to helping the AFC.Cheshire Constabulary is one of the 3,000 forces friendly employers committed to ...
19 January 2023
The Future of Apprenticeships With Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)Apprenticeships have always been a key part to a lot of workplaces, being able to support someone to get their qualification whilst giving them a consistent hands-on experience within a workplace. Here at BFRS we believe in apprentice p...
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...
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...
12 December 2022
Babcock Wins at Women in Defence AwardsLast week at the Women in Defence Awards 2022, BFRS members Babcock were awarded the ‘Most Improved Charter Signatory' to recognise and celebrate their achievements in improving gender balance.This inaugural award was open to organisations who ha...
9 December 2022
ERS Gold Award Winner – Train4All Congratulations are in order for BFRS members, Train4All who have received the Gold ERS award in recognition of all of the hard work they have done for the Armed Forces Community.This award is given to those who have shown a consistent dedication to supp...
7 December 2022
‘NASC President Makes the Top 100'NASC President Lynn Way has been named as one of the Top 100 most influential Women in Construction in a booklet, published by National Federation of Builders (NFB).Congratulations Lynn! ??Lynn and NASC as a whole have always strived to revolutioni...
6 December 2022
BFRS Members Team UpAnglian Water and The Environmental Agency, two BFRS members, have partnered with the Essex Council to find ways of improving the wildlife quality in their surrounding water sources.This unique project forms part of their ‘Get River Positive' initiative, where they...
5 December 2022
AACE – From Bronze to Silver BFRS members, AACE, are delighted to have received the Silver Award from the ERS in recognition of their continued support to members of the Armed Forces Community. AACE was founded by former RAF officer Rick Hussey in 1997 to provide specialist engineering cons...
30 November 2022
Highly Commended Congratulations Congratulations are in order for BFRS Members, Morson Group, who came home with the Highly Commended title for the Best Large Recruitment Business.About the Awards: The best of the best from the UK recruitment industry gathered at East Wintergarden, Canary Whar...
24 November 2022
A Year of Success for BFRSOne Year ago, British Forces Resettlement Services received their Ministry of Defence, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, this being the MOD's highest level of recognition for employers who support and advocate for the Armed Forces Community.From that point we...
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...
4 November 2022
Chevron TM ‘The Highway to Victory' BFRS member, Chevron TM is the proud recipient of the National Highways ACE Better Together Award 2021/22. They were a winner in the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year category for “reducing incursion numbers using digital techno...
3 November 2022
CNet Take the Gold Again!Earlier this year, BFRS members, CNet attended the ‘Network Computing Awards' where they were awarded the ‘Education & Training Provider of the Year'! This is now the second year in a row they have been voted best in this category, which is a testament to t...
1 November 2022
Amazing Opportunity for Women to Step Into the Industry BFRS Members, Train4All have recently announced their new 'Women in Construction' course, an amazing opportunity for women looking to get into the construction industry. They are offering two 6-week courses where participants can learn DIY s...
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...
31 October 2022
‘AIS Survivex – Coupled Commendation' On Wednesday 26th October BFRS gold-level sponsors, AIS Survivex received special commendation at the RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind Awards! Charlie Guthrie, Head of renewables, and David Newbigging, Business Development Manager, both collected ...
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...
25 October 2022
Jacobs 'One Million Lives' Free Mental Health Check-In Tool Mental health affects us all. In the time it will take you to read this article, one person on average will have chosen to end their own life. Because of this, BFRS members Jacobs, in collaboration with global mental health professionals...
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 ...
17 October 2022
Colas Rail Royal Navy Success Story Joel served in the Royal Navy as a Aircraft Engineering Technician for 13 years and now he works for BFRS partner Colas Rail as Head of Traction and Rolling Stock. In this Q&A Joel shares how he landed success in his resettlement.What do you think about BFRS...
29 September 2022
Aspire Defence are Gold Award Winners! Aspire Defence Recognised as An Employer of Choice Within the Armed Forces Community Five years after first receiving the silver award, Aspire Defence Services Limited has now been awarded Gold in the UK Defence Employers Recognition Scheme.The Award was ...
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
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 ...
1 September 2022
VIVO - Military Spouse Success Story This is the Case Study of Laura Butress, a Military Spouse who works as a Project Manager at Vivo.What is your spouse's role in the Armed Forces? "My husband is a Warrant Officer in the Royal Artillery and we have lived in SFA for the last 18 years in both...
22 August 2022
Ian Boyd - Case Study As an Infantryman in the Army with a career spanning 27 years, life on civvy street was definitely going to be different for Ian Boyd. Ian had served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a few United Nations tours. When he left the forces, he ...
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...
9 August 2022
Hemlow Improver Programme shortlisted for IWFM Impact Award!We are pleased to announce that the Hemlow Improver Programme has been shortlisted as a finalist in the People Development and Talent Retention category in the IWFM Impact Awards!As one of the most prestigious events in the workp...
9 August 2022
Congratulations to SSGC!The UK's fastest-growing security company has received a double award nomination from the globally-renowned Ex-Forces in Business Awards. Swindon-based SSGC secured the nomination for Employer of the Year for the second year running, while its brilliant resource manager...
9 August 2022
SSGC Take The GoldThe UK's fastest-growing security company has been presented with the highest badge of honour in recognition of its continued support of the armed forces. Swindon-based SSGC has been presented with the prestigious gold award from the Employer Recognition Scheme, which identif...
24 June 2022
Welcome back to the BFRS Blog! This week's installment will be all about the recent activity here at BFRS and there is plenty to update you on!What's New? We have welcomed a new member to the BFRS team. Konstantina Bouranta has joined us as Business Development Assistant and will be helping th...
15 June 2022
Intoducing Military2EnergyLeading training provider, AIS Survivex, has sealed a deal with the British Forces Resettlement Service (BFRS) to support those looking to work in the global energy sector after leaving military life. The deal will see AIS Survivex become BFRS Gold Plus Sponsors and w...
6 June 2022
BFRS – Resettlement Straight from the Horse's MouthMany members of the Armed Forces Community (AFC) are facing the home stretch of their time in service, and British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are helping them over the hurdles and into civvy street! With employment and training ...
31 May 2022
TIB Services - Resettlement SuccessFormer Royal Logistics Corps, 23 years Richard's advice to service leavers: get lots of courses under your belt, particularly covering IT, Health & Safety and HGV. He discovered TIB Services via the BFRS website and finds BFRS provides very helpful tools and ...
20 May 2022
New Introductions!Firstly, welcome to our blog, we're delighted that you have decided to join us on this space. We'll be using this platform to provide you with frequent updates about BFRS, industry news, military life, interviews and case studies from members of the #ArmedForcesCommunity in t...
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