How to ace your interview

In the third of our ‘How to’ series, we asked Sarah Peñaluna, Families Employment Advisor at Forces Employment Charity, for some tips on interviews… It’s been ages since I’ve done an interview, how do I prep...

Job sector in focus – cyber and tech

Have you ever thought about a career in the cyber and technology sectors? How about IT project management, data analytics, cyber security, programming, network development and design? It’s a sector going from...

How to complete CVs and covering letters

In the second of our ‘How to’ series, we asked Sarah Peñaluna, Families Employment Advisor at Forces Employment Charity, for some tips on application forms and covering letters… I need to complete an applica...

Military spouses’ journeys into business

For some army spouses and partners, setting up a business can be the solution to overcoming employment barriers, and having a rewarding career that works around a military lifestyle. We talked to three partne...

Career challenges

A word from Employment & Training Specialist, Lucy Ritchie AFF is very aware of the challenges that face army spouses and partners in finding their professional groove. For many army families the financi...

Job hurdles for military spouses overseas

An overseas posting can be an exciting experience but if you accompany your soldier, will you be able to maintain your career or find a job? Jill Misson reports… Host nation agreements set out the terms unde...

How to get your CV into shape

In the first of our new ‘How to’ series, we asked Sarah Peñaluna, Families Employment Advisor at Forces Employment Charity, for some CV tips… I’ve not updated my CV in ages, how do I get started? Firstly, d...

Views from the classroom

We spoke to spouses working in education and childcare to hear about their experiences… Katie Jones Katie Jones – teaching assistant, Wiltshire I originally went into a teaching assistant position with no...

From the military to classroom life

Ever thought about a career in education and childcare? Roles often come with term-time working and settings across the country to choose from. But what is the reality? AFF Employment & Training Specialis...

Armed Forces Covenant Commitments

Employers sign the Armed Forces Covenant to demonstrate their support for the military community. However, unlike education and housing, there is no duty attached, so it’s down to organisations to interpret h...