SSAFA volunteers

Volunteering overseas – the best of both worlds

Whilst a posting overseas brings a chance to experience new cultures, climates and way of life, it can seriously impact on the non-serving partner’s employment journey. So what can you do about it? AFF Polic...

Horticulture for health

Charity HighGround aims to improve the wellbeing and employment prospects of injured serving personnel and veterans by delivering horticultural therapy at DMRC Stanford Hall. They also provide support to help ...

Brecon bound? Cymru courses calling…

If you secure a posting to Wales, you might find it’s the perfect time to learn a new skill or take a course. The NPTC Group offers opportunities across the country, with colleges in Brecon, Afan, Newtown and ...

Programmes to unleash potential

In the autumn, Forces Families Jobs launched a new Employment Programmes section on its website to help ensure that you don’t miss out on landing your dream job with those larger employers who recruit different...

Missing out on maternity

While most mums-to-be are entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) when they have a baby, some employers offer an additional Occupational Maternity Pay (OMP) to those who meet certain criteria. OMP packages a...

More than meets the eye

Among the hundreds of registered employers on the Forces Families Jobs site, there’s representation from many different sectors – and some are offering opportunities which you might not expect… Max Deans A...

Our experts

Our team provides families with trusted, expert knowledge and here we find out about their key pieces of work over the last few months. Anna Hutchinson – Education & Childcare The MOD and local authoritie...

Higher hopes?

From exciting open days (or virtual ones) to the pressure of exams and getting the grades you need, going to university can be a rollercoaster of emotions. When you’re from a military family, there are some ext...

My Insta perfection

A blog from Army&You’s autumn 2021 edition by Emily, @sociallystyledbyemily Army life has meant that I, like so many others, spend months on my own every year whilst my husband is out of the country. I ...