Employment and Training

X-Forces needs you

IF you’ve got a brilliant business idea, X-Forces – a social enterprise established to help service leavers, their spouses and dependants realise thei...

Avenue to employment

ACCORDING TO Jobcentre Plus, using the services of a recruitment agency is the best and quickest way to find a job. However, you need to ensure tha...

Getting the balance right

FOR several weeks, as my husband had been walking through the front door returning from work, he would have to leap aside to make way for me sprinting...

Supporting the unsung hero

The Armed Forces Dependants’ Business Start-Up Programme is a unique free course designed specifically for military families. Army&You finds out h...

Beacons for entrepreneurs

We all know that it isn’t easy to find a job in each new location when your home life is uprooted every few years, but there are some military wives b...

The model professional

Anna Shillinglaw started her model agency, Milk Management, from a bedroom in her Army quarter. A&Y caught up with her to find out how she’s devel...

Returning to earning: A case study

A&Y Deputy Editor Lisa Youd tells us how she made a successful return to work after a break to bring up her two children…  I was the Sports Edi...

Choosing childcare

THERE are a number of childcare options you can explore including day nursery, child-minders, nannies or au pairs. Lack of facilities in some remote l...

Returning to earning

Going back to work after having children can be a daunting prospect. Caroline Mayne, AFF’s Employment, Training, Allowances & Money Specialist, ha...