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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
8 February 2023
Learning On The Job With BFRS At BFRS we champion apprenticeships and they have always been an integral part of our company employment ethos. As a socially responsible business it has always been extremely important for us to be able to share our knowledge and skills with the next generation of t...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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