Employment empathy

LifeWorks-Families’ employability support programme is completely free for anyone in the forces community. The initiative can help you find your first job, secure a job in the UK after an overseas posting, chan...

Going the distance

Army wife Kayleigh Griffin shares her story of how by studying through distance learning, she has altered her career path to suit the juggling act of military life… Based in Kinloss, Morayshire, Kayleigh has b...

Social squad success

Kelly Wales has been a military spouse since 2009. She’s had seven house moves across five counties and several changes in career – from an account manager for an online property company to an assistant headtea...

The love of learning

Whether it’s education, upskilling, personal development or simply learning something new, training at any level is great for your employment prospects, career progression, wellbeing or just filling your time. ...

It’s never too late to learn

Training is part of your soldier’s career from their very first day of service until their last. So is it time for you to take a leaf out of that book? Whatever your age, learning new skills can serve as a maj...

Curbing coronavirus career concerns

Maintaining spousal employment is important to AFF, no matter where you’re posted. In Germany, AFF’s co-ordinator Lindsay McCran is delighted to report on some positive support employees have received during th...

On track for training

MANY spouses and partners find themselves considering starting or changing their career path. AFF Employment & Training Specialist Laura Lewin offers advice on training courses… I frequently receive en...

Enhance your education from a distance

NEW College in Swindon is offering an Access to Higher Education Health Professionals qualification, delivered purely by distance learning so there’s no requirement to attend college – making it an ideal option...

Aiming for a higher future

Higher Futures is a skills development service aimed at ensuring that the workforce in Swindon and Wiltshire, including the military community, is able to gain higher-level skills and qualifications (NVQ level ...

Direct route to work

Patchy CVs, lack of confidence and worry over childcare costs can hamper job prospects for many Army families. For some of you, working as a direct seller is a viable alternative. AFF Employment & Training ...