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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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
15 February 2023
Military Housing, What Works, What Doesn't? Military housing is one of the most important and frequently overlooked aspects of military life. The living situation for those who serve, and their families is something we shouldn't take lightly, and it is important that after all they do protecting ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
6 October 2022
Vivo Defence – Navy Transition Success StoryA Q&A with Mick, a veteran of the Royal Navy now working as a Relationship Manager for Vivo Defence What was your role in the Armed Forces and when did you serve from and to? I joined the Royal Navy as a Junior Assistant Caterer (2nd Class) ...
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...
27 September 2022
Ops Training – Success Story From Royal Marine Commando to OPS Wind Turbine TechnicianMeet David, he is just one example of the many ex-service personnel who have successfully transitioned from serving his country to saving the world – quite literally. Having left the Royal Marines...
6 September 2022
AIS Survivex - Success Story From RAF to Ropes: a #Military Transition Story with AIS Survivex “As a former military instructor, I know outstanding training and AIS Survivex has it!”. Former military man, Chris Duffy has swapped training military parachuting in the RAF for a new j...
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
TIB Success Story - Jackie Shove Prior to working for TIB, Jackie was in the Royal Air Force Below is a Q&A with Jackie about her transition from the RAF in to working for TIB.What has been the most rewarding aspect of your work supporting schools? The most rewarding aspects are being able to ...
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
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...
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 ...
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