More than an office

Are you still working, living and playing inside the same four walls? Have you started talking to the dog yet? When lockdown eases, seek out your local Military Coworking Network (MCN) hub. They're not just a p...

Join webinar for job support

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is expanding its support for ex-servicewomen, military spouses and partners. On 24 November, the charity will be hosting a new webinar, Empowering You, led by business lead...

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 had to overcome unnecessary hurdles. We’re here to help... W...

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 really that long?!) was to push for a change in policy to allo...

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 lockdown. “We had been planning a more blended approach ...

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 how they can help you… What is Heropreneurs? It’s a communi...

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 and is passionate about helping other service spouses and par...

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 to know where to start. Recruit for Spouses (RfS) founder an...

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 helping people like you to turn bright ideas into successful busin...

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 advice. Here at AFF, new starters are paired with buddies to...