Sparkle and shine with JEMS

Many of you have been part of the army rebasing programme, resulting in a large proportion of military families now living in the south west of England. With a higher number of people in the local job market, ...

Plan and progress along your dream path

Almost 500 military families have been giving their career prospects a boost through the Partner Career Support Programme (PCSP) pilot. The programme was entirely online, so families could take the course at a...

You’re hired!

Forces Families Jobs (FFJ) now has a new area on its website dedicated to apprenticeships – a great way to gain qualifications whilst you earn a wage – and you don’t have to be a school leaver. AFF employment &...

Opportunity knocks

According to government figures, more than 500,000 people were made redundant in 2020. That’s half a million people experiencing that sick-to-the-stomach feeling when you hear the news your job has gone. But wh...

Coworking hub opens in Cyprus

The doors of the first overseas Military Coworking Network Hub have now opened at the RAF base in Akrotiri in Cyprus. The hub provides a modern coworking space with eight desks, WiFi, printing facilities, air ...

SMSpouses Live is back

Are you a military spouse or partner looking to further your knowledge and skills in social media? Then get your hands on tickets for SMSpouses Live! The event comes from the team behind #SMSpouses, an online ...

Building your future

Main photo: Army spouse, Claire Rigby If you’re looking for a new challenge, career change or you’re unemployed, then Building Heroes could be just the thing for you. The charity specialises in helping servic...

Your time to shine

The Heropreneurs Awards, established in 2018 to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the military community in business, have been brought online for 2021. The awards are a chance to shine for all withi...

Expanding your horizons

For military spouses and partners, starting a course in a traditional college setting requires more planning than our civilian counterparts. The big question being: Do I have time to finish before my soldier’s ...

Two birds with one stone?

It's no secret that being a mobile military family can make it difficult for spouses and partners to maintain a career. In AFF’s 2018 research, conducted with The University of Warwick, you told us that access ...