Employment and Training

The right to learn

AFF’s F&C team often gets enquiries from those of you who are non-UK nationals and wish to study in the UK. Some of you, and your children, have h...

Staying put for your studies

Cat goes through the retention rules if you need to stay put for study or training… One of my first successes on joining AFF nine years ago (is it re...

Discover your enterprise

In March, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) adapted all face-to-face training and networking sessions to become virtual events in anticipation of the COVID-19...

Bolster your business

Heropreneurs is a charity that provides free business mentoring to entrepreneurs from the military community. We pitched a few questions to find out h...

Connected in business

Jess Sands is no stranger to the challenges of starting a business. After giving up her career to live the military life, she set up her own company a...

Career confidence

The importance of training and development for entering, or reentering, the workplace should not be underestimated but for many of you it can be hard ...

What’s your bright idea?

Supporting the Unsung Hero, the free business start-up programme from the University of Wolverhampton and Black Country Chamber of Commerce, is helpin...

Mentoring motivation

Sometimes the best way to learn is from others. Having a mentor can grow your confidence and provide a source of practical support, encouragement and ...

Employment empathy

LifeWorks-Families’ employability support programme is completely free for anyone in the forces community. The initiative can help you find your first...

Going the distance

Army wife Kayleigh Griffin shares her story of how by studying through distance learning, she has altered her career path to suit the juggling act of ...