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WEA Employment Partners

The list below shows those WEA Industry Partners currently offering employment opportunities to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Community and whether they hold Full or Associate Membership of the Association.

Associated British Ports Associated British Ports is the UK's leading ports group owns and operates 21 ports in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Atkins Atkins is one of the world’s most respected Design, Engineering and Project Management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas Our Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology division works at the intersection between the digital and physical worlds. We help our clients to make the most of this convergence, ensuring that the world is a better and safer place. Our key services in support of this aim encompass business consulting; technology consulting, solutions and services including cyber security; portfolio, programme and project management; and advanced engineering. We work primarily with aerospace, defence, security and intelligence clients, all early adopters of technology. We take our leading-edge capabilities, honed with those clients, to wider government, transportation, infrastructure and energy organisations, both at home and overseas.
Babcock Naval Marine Is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation. Defence, energy, telecommunications, transport and education are all sectors where Babcock can be found working diligently behind the scenes, delivering critical support.
Balfour Beatty Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group. We provide innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. With over 100 years of expertise and innovation, we finance, develop, build and maintain transportation, power and utility systems, and social and commercial buildings. Safety is at the forefront of our business and we are committed to achieving our goal of Zero Harm across everything we do. With a strong focus on social responsibility, we work with local communities to ensure our works enhance the world around us.
British Antarctic Survey (BAS) British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth and our impact on it. BAS employs over 500 highly skilled and professional staff from several areas of expertise. More than 130 scientists publish more than 350 peer-reviewed papers each year focussed on issues of global significance across a range of physical, biological and geological sciences. We support a strong and vibrant Doctoral Training Programme with around 70 postgraduate researchers who will become the next generation of polar scientists. We employ highly skilled and professional logistics staff to support scientific expeditions using aircraft, ships, research stations and fieldwork
Building Heroes Building Heroes is a charity providing free construction skills training and employment opportunities to military veterans. We not only provide training but support our graduates into employment, self-employment, or further training. Attendees are trained in Bricklaying, Plastering/Rendering, Carpentry/Joinery, Plumbing and Painting and Decorating, a complete Foundation in Property Maintenance. You will also need to take an exam for the Health and Safety Level 1 and CSCS card which is included in the course. During the length of the course, you will be given accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, workwear and a free gym membership.
British Telecommunications plc British Telecommunications plc is one of the world’s leading communications services companies, serving the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. BT’s main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.
Compass Group UK & Ireland Compass Group UK & Ireland is part of Compass Group PLC. a world-leading food and support services provider. We operate across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare, Education, Defence, offshore & Remote and Sport, Leisure & Hospitality with a broad client portfolio. Across the UK & Ireland, our operations span more than 15,000 sites and include workplaces, famous sports and leisure venues, schools, hospitals, oil rigs and remote locations with much more in between.
Cerco IT Cerco has a great reputation with more than 25 years’ experience as a technical services business and provider of highly motivated, skilled and versatile IT professionals to industry leaders including BT, Fujitsu, Ricoh, NCR, Virgin Media amongst others. By taking candidates with the best potential, and training them to a high standard in both technical ability and customer service, Cerco can consistently meet the high expectations of its clients nationwide. With roles at varying levels whether you’re an establish IT Engineer or an aspiring career changer Cerco are here to help! For more information please see our website www.cercoit.co.uk or contact us at e. info@cercoit.co.uk or t. 01270219760
FDM Group FDM Group is a global professional services provider with a focus on IT, offering excellent career opportunities. The FDM Ex-Forces Programme gives high-calibre ex-Armed Forces personnel from all three Services the opportunity to become professional Project Management Consultants. Our Ex-Forces Programme is led by former military officers and to date in 2014 we have hired over 50 Service leavers who are now working on-site with our high-profile clients.
Frazer-Nash Consultancy Frazer-Nash solves complex challenges in engineering using multidisciplinary knowledge and technical expertise gained from diverse industries.
Hoyer Hoyer is the market leader in the distribution of petroleum products across 11 European countries, including the United Kingdom. Built on over 60 years of expertise, Hoyer Petrolog UK – part of the global Hoyer Group – is a leading name in the transportation and storage of bulk liquids, powders and gases, working on behalf of major blue-chip corporations worldwide. With an excess of 30 locations throughout the UK, we are a highly successful and continually growing organisation.
JP Morgan Chase Global financial services firm with investment, research, banking, finance, insurance, and other businesses.
Manpower Manpower is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions. With nearly 3000 offices in more than 80 countries. We provide workforce solutions to resource, manage and develop talent whilst delivering excellent business results. Manpower work with a number of strategic clients, within this managed service we have circa 500 employees across the UK providing support in various locations. We have a number of roles across the business working within areas such as a Global IT Service Desk, Sales and business development & Field services where onsite support is provided.
Mitie We work with people who want to perform better – now and in the future. We help our clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they’re responsible for. We’re all about developing our people to excel every day, challenge the status quo and inspire change in the way people live and work.
Murray McIntosh Murray McIntosh was launched in 2015, out of the belief that recruitment should be about individual empowerment, not just making placements. Our consultative, long term approach has seen us grow rapidly. We already have a proven track record across the UK and are proud to be only the 3rd agency to build and invest in an accredited training platform linked to the IOR. This goes some way to providing an insight into our ambition and drive to empower. Most importantly, our quick success hasn’t harmed our ambition. While you read this, our history is still being written. As we move forwards, our investments into our systems, industries, offices and people are continuously increasing. Individual development, both internal and external, has always been at our core. A large part of our focus will always be on growing experts and we enable this by aligning informed, empowered consultants with ambitious, developing sectors. We’re committed to working with people for a reason. That means forming lasting relationships based on opportunity, not mandates built around boxes that are only there to be ticked. It’s this belief that allows us to establish and build on partnerships quickly.
Morrison Utility Services Our business is centred upon the provision, replacement, repair and maintenance of utility network infrastructure, for example: electricity substations, water and gas pipes, electricity and telecommunication cables and installation of water, electricity and gas meters on behalf of blue chip utility companies in the UK. Our contracts geography and scope are diverse, ranging from replacing ageing Victorian water mains in London to installing new electricity connections to a range of customers in the North of England. Flexibility enables us to meet the challenges of the evolving utility market. We work collaboratively with our clients to deliver least cost solutions, which do not compromise safety, quality, service delivery and customer care. We work very closely with our clients via partnerships and innovative alliance delivery models while recognising the needs of other stakeholders. This is key to our reputation as a leading utility service provider. Our aim is to create an environment that enables us to attract, develop and retain individuals who can contribute towards our business. We are committed to providing a working environment which is stimulating and challenging that enables our employees to achieve both personal and professional goals whilst delivering business targets. Our culture is to collaborate and embed with our clients to achieve shared goals and objectives. We bring a ‘can do’ attitude that encompasses commitment, innovation, teamwork and accountability to deliver true partnership. We engage early to understand business processes and systems, collaborate in design and planning, and influence operational efficiency. Whether we are undertaking essential gas or water mains replacement, responding to emergency incidents or working in environmentally sensitive areas, our aim is always the same - to work safely, responsibly and sustainably.
Northcote Internet Ltd Northcote Internet Ltd. deliver high quality webcasts, corporate videos, website hosting and streaming. With over a decade of experience Northcote consistently delivers.
Odgers Berndtson Board and divisional board level executive recruitment solutions for UK and International clients.
NG Bailey NG Bailey is the UK’s largest independent engineering, IT and facilities services business with a deserved reputation for excellence. NG Bailey offers integration from the outset of a project, from planning and design through the supply chain, to off-site manufacture, installation and maintenance. As a market leader, the company is committed to offering tailored and innovative solutions and has a proven track record in doing so in a broad range of market sectors. NG Bailey’s 2,900 people are at the heart of the organisation and it is recognised that the company has one of the industry’s foremost apprenticeship schemes
Quanta Quanta has been in business for over 25 years and offers a wide range of courses and professional services in Project & Programme Management and IT Service Management. Winners of The Nationwide Award for Resettlement Training Provider of the Year 2015 we draw on our corporate experience to ensure that soldiers in service or in the resettlement process attend bundles of courses that provide globally recognised qualifications, career progression and outstanding value for money.
Quay Crew Quay Crew are an industry leading Crew Agency based out of Antibes and Poole. Between the team of 5 we have 10 years of super yacht experience and over 18 years combined recruitment experience, 9 of which is in the super yacht industry. We have also worked for some of the most prestigious yachts in the industry including AQUILA, INFINITY, LEANDER and GU; and some of the best recruitment companies in the UK. Quay Crew will be supplying an unprecedented level of yachting and recruitment expertise. We pride ourselves on making crew recruitment personal and in turn making sure we build long term relationships with Clients & Candidates alike to ensure we are placing the right crew on the right yachts. Quay Crew recruit everything from Captains to Stewardesses to Deckhands, Engineers to Chefs and all of those other challenging positions which require unique skills and experience. Utilising industry knowledge, an excellent network of contacts and the most advanced yachting and recruitment database available, we match the best candidates to the right yachts with the end result being a perfect match for both parties. Having opened an office in Poole and with 5 of us working, Quay Crew will be offering an even more thorough and efficient service which will also be significantly quicker. We look forward to working with you!
Raytheon Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, security and civil markets throughout the world. Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Uxbridge, Waddington and Broughton.
Rolls-Royce Submarines Rolls-Royce Submarines are committed to the marine market and maintaining its world leading position in the design, development, supply and support of products and systems for commercial and naval customers worldwide.
SaluteMyJob SaluteMyJob is a Social Enterprise helping former Service men and women find employment and supporting employers' implementation of veterans' and reservists' programmes. Our free services to members of the White Ensign Association include job search, careers advice, translation of military skills into the language of commercial employers, interview skills and training.
Shearwater Marine Services Limited Since founding in 1992, Shearwater Marine Services have grown to become a highly respected sub-surface and topside marine services and engineering provider. We have a world-wide reputation for consistently delivering high quality, innovative and cost effective professional solutions to our clients in a timely manner. The Shearwater ethos includes an embedded and genuine desire to work with customers to ensure the success of any given project. In addition to bringing a wealth of relevant technical expertise we will always look to enhance our offering with customer added value and a proactive approach. Adopting such an open partnering style approach has benefited many of our customers.. Being located in Dunoon we are close to all major road, rail, air and shipping transportation hubs allowing mobilisation to any UK location within 24 hours and continental Europe within 48 hours. Our sister company, the world renowned Professional Diving Academy, is an HSE accredited commercial diver training school boasting graduates from every continent. The close association provides many benefits and synergies not least of which is facilitating bespoke and specialised training where required for Shearwater personnel but also allows us to tap into an unrivalled and growing database of divers.
St. James’s Place Academy The St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group is a FTSE 100 Company which offers a comprehensive range of wealth management services to individuals and businesses. With over £60 billion funds under management, St. James’s Place are well established as one of the UK’s leading wealth management organisations. The company provides face-to-face advice to clients based on their individual needs and circumstances, adapting the advice as requirements change over time to ensure that recommendations remain appropriate. At the heart of the business is the St. James’s Place Partnership; the exclusive advisory arm of the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group. The Partnership consists of c.2,200 advisers and advisory businesses based throughout the United Kingdom. The St. James’s Place Academy provides an unrivalled development and training programme for high calibre second careerists, who have no previous experience of giving personal financial advice to be Wealth Managers. It offers an intensive coaching and assessment programme to individuals equipping them with the ability to provide a professional and expert face to face wealth management service to their clients. The programme also provides dedicated ongoing support, helping each Academy Partner to start their own wealth management business and continue to build it into a successful practice. The Academy is a two year career change programme for individuals who have enjoyed a successful career, but looking for a new career and fresh challenge to take control of their working lives. Following graduation from the Academy, each Academy Partner joins the St. James’s Place Partnership. More information about joining the Academy can be found at www.sjpacademy.co.uk
Transport For London A rich heritage, a commercial outlook, an iconic brand, a unique public service. It all adds up to make Transport for London a great place to develop your career.
Whippendell Electrical Whippendell Electrical Ltd is a dedicated suppliers of electrical systems, equipments and control products to the industrial and commercial sectors.
Wolseley UK Wolseley UK is the UK’s leading plumbing and heating distributer, supplying 180,000 different products to over 100,000 customers every year. Its market-leading brands include Plumb Parts and Drain Center, Pipe Center, Climate Center and Burdens.
Zurich Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With more than 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. In the UK Zurich provides a range of engineering services to its clients via the Zurich Engineering business unit. We have a national team of approximately 500 highly trained and experienced Engineer Surveyors that help our customers comply with a wide range of legislation through independent in-service examinations of plant and machinery.
Arriva Southern Counties Arriva bus services span local and commercial routes, sightseeing tours, airports, schools and chartered journeys. Having started out in the UK back in 1980, we began our journey in the mainland Europe bus market with our first acquisition in Denmark in 1997. Our largest bus market remains the UK, with a fleet of 5,250 vehicles providing services for customers in London, the rest of England and in Wales. More than 95 per cent of our UK buses are low-floor for easier passenger access. As part of our commitment to green energy we have also introduced 153 hybrid double-deck vehicles. In London, we run around 17 per cent of the bus services and cover over 60 million miles, providing 400 million passenger journeys in the capital every year. You are joining the Arriva Southern Counties team, which forms part of Arriva’s UK Bus division, and locally operates some 750 buses and employs over 2000 staff in an area stretching from Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and Medway and Surrey. Arriva Southern Counties of Invicta House, Armstrong Road, Maidstone, ME15 6TX is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998. By submitting an application you consent that we may process the personal data (including sensitive personal data) that we collect from you in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be found on our Arriva UK website under ‘working with Arriva’. In particular, we may use information we hold about you for the purposes of communicating with you, for the management of our recruitment and hiring process, to determine your initial and ongoing suitability for employment, and to determine terms of employment or engagement if your application is successful. Please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to Lara Scott-Ellis, Arriva plc, Lacon House, 84 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8NL.
BNY Mellon BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping our clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, we deliver informed investment management and investment services through our client-focused efforts in 35 countries and more than 100 markets
Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service Dryad Maritime is a specialist maritime intelligence agency providing risk forecasts and mitigation advice to mariners and associated personnel
East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) & Skills for Energy (SfE) The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is the industry and skills association for energy producers and their Supply Chain in the East of England, representing around 300 members across the sector. We are a non-profit, business-led group, committed to the sustained development of the energy sector in the East of England, and the continued success of our members. Skills for Energy (SfE), one of EEEGR’s core programmes, is led by industry and its primary aim is to ensure the ongoing diversity and volume of skilled individuals to move towards securing the future wellbeing of the energy sector.
East Hants Council We are looking for dynamic, confident and flexible people with great customer facing skills to join our fast growing team. We are focused on making a difference for our communities. Helping improve the environment through ethical litter enforcement. If interested we can arrange for your to spend time with the team, getting to know the job while we get to know you. If we think you have potential and you like the challenge, then you will receive the professional training needed to become an authorised Environmental Enforcement Officer.
Handy Heroes Construction Set up by two former Royal Marines Officers, Matt Hammond and Rich Hughes, Handy Heroes employs skilled tradesmen with a military background to work as a team to complete a range of commercial and residential development or maintenance projects
Hertfordshire Constabulary Around the clock more than 4000 police officers and police staff work hard to provide a policing service to the public of Hertfordshire supported by more than 300 Specials. Together we look at where we can make the most difference to improving the quality of everyone’s lives and creating a safer Hertfordshire. In our work we put our communities first, we want to be there when victims need us the most and when criminals don’t. But mostly importantly we want people to be safe and feel safe whether they are in their homes, on the streets or at work in our County’
HighGround HighGround’s vision is to be the leading organisation for the provision of land-based opportunities for all ex-military Personnel and Reservists. We provide 2 core services: • Rural Weeks which give an overview of the land-based sector, how military skills and experience can map into it, and what employment and self-employment opportunities are available to ex military Personnel and Reservists. • Careers Manager advice and support which covers education and training; work experience and job finding. Criteria for coming to HighGround are: • You must either be currently serving or have served. • You should be looking in the direction of land-based employment. For more information please contact Anna Baker Cresswell anna@highground-uk.org or Sami Choudhury Careers Manager sami.choudhury@highground-uk.org
Higher Futures Higher Futures is a newly formed skills development programme aimed at ensuring that the workforce in Swindon and Wiltshire is able to gain higher level skills and qualifications (NVQ level 4, HND/Degree and above). It offers access to high quality tailored training, endorsed by businesses, for skills that are in short supply. With a wealth of experience, Navy veteran Amanda Peach of Higher Futures leads on working with tri-service personnel, their dependents, reservists and veterans to identify their skills gaps and the opportunities available to them. Many do not hold higher level qualifications recognised by civilian employers and this is where Amanda helps, offering access to university level education that is local and flexible – meeting employers’ needs and fitting in with employees’ lives. Currently funded, there is no charge for Amanda to meet up to discuss the opportunities and offer information, advice and guidance. She can be contacted on tel: 01225 771654 /07786 021252, email Amanda.Peach@swlep.co.uk
Hitachi Rail Europe Hitachi Rail Europe is a total railway system supplier offering rolling stock, traction equipment, signalling, traffic management systems, and maintenance depots.
The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is the power behind the Admiralty brand of global navigational products and services.
J1 Consulting J1 Consulting sources high grade ex military candidates to fill Client vacacancies, generally in the bracket Commander - Warrant Officer.  The company's staff are all ex military.
Met Office How does the weather affect your life? Is it just about getting out and about at weekends? Or does it impact your work, your livelihood or even your health? Right across the world, every single day, people make decisions based on the weather. We provide weather and climate forecasts to help with those decisions so people can be safe, well and prosperous. Everything we do is based on world-leading science and enhanced by the close working relationships we have with partner organisations around the globe. We collect and make sense of massive amounts of data every day, using cutting-edge technology for the benefit of mankind - and our planet.
Micklewright Careers A bespoke service specialising in career coaching for career transition, redundancy and outplacement across all sectors, with particular emphasis on middle to senior management levels and portfolio careers. Experience has shown that a Career Coaching programme reduces the length of time it takes to successfully move to a new role or career. Therefore, working one-to-one and in partnership with an experienced coach, who provides tailored career advice and an objective, personal approach can lead to early success. The strength of the programme is to make every individual client feel valued, confident and prepared for the next stage in their career through structured support, guidance and counsel.
Charisma Charity Recruitment Charisma Charity Recruitment is a specialist recruitment consultancy with offices in Hampshire and London.  We offer advice and guidance to organisations across the UK wishing to find people to join their teams - people who are worth their weight in gold.   Our varied expertise ensures that our clients are given the best advice throughout the recruitment process and that all communication is efficient, thorough and professional.   Working with both corporate and not-for-profit organisations throughout the UK, Charisma has an excellent success rate in executive and senior management recruitment, using both Executive Search and advertised recruitment methods. Keeping up-to-date with changes within the Sector, from both governance and operational standpoints, enhances our expertise in offering bespoke recruitment consultancy services to organisations.
Seafarers UK Seafarers UK (King George’s Fund for Sailors) has been helping seafarers since 1917. It is the UK’s leading charity for seafarers in need.
The Poppy Factory The Poppy Factory is the country’s leading employment charity for veterans with health conditions or impairments. The Poppy Factory provides bespoke opportunities and ongoing employment support for hundreds of disabled veterans around the country, helping to restore their financial independence through sustainable and rewarding work.
The Royal Marines Charity If you are a Royal Marine leaving the Corps, we can help you through the maze. We give priority to Royal Marines facing medical discharge, and have our very own in house transition team to help you find a meaningful second career. We have excellent connections in the business world, many of whom are keen to recruit and support former Royal Marines. We can help anyone facing career transition from the Royal Marines, with advice on whether to set up your own business, tips on refining your job search, CV fine tuning, skills matching, interview techniques and career choices. For those facing medical discharge we can often also fund courses and specialist equipment, arrange work shadows, job introductions, find specialist advice or business mentors and much more.
Ultra Electronics, Communication & Integrated Systems (Ultra CIS) Ultra Electronics, Communication & Integrated Systems (Ultra CIS) is one of the larger UK based Ultra businesses and is operationally run as four business units: AEP, Information Assurance, Secure Communications and Surveillance & Security Systems. These business units are underpinned by a shared services structure which incorporates finance, HR, operations and communications. Across Ultra CIS we provide encryption, network protection, automated payments, tactical and commercial communications and telemetry systems, covert and mobile surveillance systems and situational awareness technology to defence, public sector and commercial customers worldwide.
Wave-Tricity Ltd The ocean forces that are present around the World are incredibly powerful and consistent, but as yet an energy source that is unused. Wave-tricity was born with a mission to develop a commercially viable, real world, wave energy convertor – and with over 100 years of ocean experience within our team, we know what it takes to survive and work within such a hostile environment. Wave-tricity, the inventor, owner and developer of our patented device, is currently undertaking development of its technology; technology that will finally make use of the worldwide resource of wave energy estimated to be greater than 2TW. To enable us to do that, in July 2016 funding was secured by an investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government for the development and testing of the Wave-tricity device
XRE Limited XRE Ex-Forces Recruitment is a Tri-Service recruitment agency placing high-calibre candidates in a wide range of sectors both at home and abroad. From CV advice through to interview preparation and offer handling, XRE can help in your transition from military to civilian employment, whatever your rank.
XMR “XMR – Ex Military Recruitment is an independent technical recruitment company. We are the only ex-Forces recruitment company to specialise in both ICT and Engineering.”
IWH Group The IWH Group works with SMEs, large corporations, national and local government organisations. We assist in finding new opportunities, qualifying them, managing relationships and understanding the competition through accredited capture management techniques. We help our clients produce procurement documentation that reflects their business needs. We examine their governance, team capabilities, processes, accreditations and ways of working to ensure they have the best chance of winning. We assist in winning new work by compiling concise, attractive marketing material, developing practical, cost-effective solutions, and by using accredited proposal management techniques. Post win, we assist in contract negotiations and coordinate transition and mobilisation activities. We stabilise operations, audit them against contract, best practice and regulations, mentor teams and individuals and introduce ways of achieving continuous improvements. IWH is a highly enthusiastic, experienced team of hands-on, skilled practitioners who can roll up their sleeves and add immediate value to our client’s businesses.
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