Why hire ex-forces

Skills and Training

Ex forces are trained and skilled to the highest levels.  Expertise ranges from: senior executive leadership, through operational management, to technical and supervisory skills. The armed forces train and develops specialist skills including:

  • Business Services;
  • Information Technology;
  • Transport and Logistics;
  • Engineering;
  • Security;
  • Physical Training.

Competencies

The armed forces thrive under pressure and are used to delivering against tight deadlines.  A career in the armed forces promotes flexibility, loyalty, self discipline, reliability, a strong sense of duty and commitment, the ability to use your  initiative and the ability to cope with change. Core competencies include:

  • Communication skills practised with internal and external stakeholders
  • Organisational skills
  • Leadership & management skills
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Problem solving
  • Health & Safety, Security awareness and best practice
  • Team working

Our work with employers highlights the skills and competencies of Service Leaver and Veterans and we use this in our work with employers through the Career Transition Partnership. Click here to find out more.