The Military Coworking Network’s hubs are bringing people together to work and study all over the UK and overseas. But if lockdown continues, or if there isn’t a hub near you, there are still many benefits of being an online member. Here, the MCN’s communications & marketing manager, Laura Moore, explains further…

In an ideal world, we would open a coworking hub on every base, but there’s often not enough demand in smaller bases, or office space available, and we also recognise that many military partners live away from bases for a variety of reasons.

The MCN can support you wherever you are by joining us online. Membership is free, it’s easy to join via our website and you’ll receive a host of member benefits.

Sharing experiences
At the heart of coworking is collaboration; our Facebook Military Coworking Community Group is a safe space to ask questions, share information and connect with others to find out how they are building careers and businesses that work around the military lifestyle. There’s always someone who is willing to share their experience.

“When we were posted unexpectedly, I only considered taking a job working from home full-time because I had heard about the Military Coworking Network and love the idea of working from a hub,” says Ellice Marwood.

Online events
We have a busy programme that you can join live or catch up on later. Each month, networking Power Hours feature a guest speaker so you can discover the support they offer. You can also learn more about the MCN and meet other members during monthly Welcome Webinars and join in with ad hoc topics too.

Career and business support
There’s a huge amount of career and business support available, usually for free, but often we find that people are confused by who offers what. Our website points you in the right direction depending on what stage of your career or business you’re at. As an online member, you can also read or watch reviews from fellow members of the community to find out exactly how each support provider helped them.

Training courses
You’ll find a growing number of courses that allow you to build a career where you won’t have to hand in your notice every time your partner gets a new posting order, from social media management to user experience design and a virtual assistant academy.

Get your business listed
Our online directory is a great way of getting your business known to the military community, and beyond. Plus, next time you need a gift or service; you’ll know where to take a look!

Join us online for advice, support and inspiration at militarycoworking.uk

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