Small businesses encouraged to try "highly-skilled and motivated" service leavers

Small businesses encouraged to try "highly-skilled and motivated" service leavers

SMALL businesses are being encouraged to reap the rewards of employing highly-skilled and motivated service leavers in a new report from the Federation of Small Businesses.

A Force for Business: Service Leavers and Small Business describes how businesses employing veterans have reported benefits including resolved skills shortages, improved team performance and fresh perspectives and creative ideas.

Retired Rear Admiral to CEO on military leadership and how ex-military personnel could close crucial skills gaps

Simon Hardern , retired Rear Admiral gives us a small insight into his military career and the key transferable skills he gained that he still uses today; he also shares why he believes ex-military personnel make great leaders and could be the key to the success of helping close some of the crucial skills gaps.

Skills, leadership and ex-military talent

Barely a week goes by without skills shortages in the UK economy hitting the headlines, which are predicted only to grow as a result of Brexit and other significant economic events.

Another common theme in the news recently is the importance of building leadership development to support the growth of businesses. But what could solve both these problems? The ex-military talent pool.

Santander: Why a former military police was the perfect candidate to join the company

Emily Selkirk is Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Transaction Monitoring at Santander. Read our case study to find out why the transferable skills of a former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa, made him the perfect candidate for a role within her team.

Cyber Success Story: Former Military Policeman making his mark in Santander

Are you ex-military and looking at Financial Crime as your next career move? Be inspired by our case study with former Military Policeman, Tawanda Tahwa who successfully completed SaluteMyJob, IBM and the Corsham Institutes i2 training course - and is now making his mark with one of the world’s leading banks as a Transaction Monitoring Analyst.