A Charity offering personal help and advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, their Reserves and Families

Early Career Planning - Considering the Basics

One of the first things we at the WEA recommend that people who are looking to move into the civilian world of work, or change their career, should do is to take a step back and look at the basics…

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X Forces Gold Award Winner

Its great news that WEA Partner X-FORCES have been chosen as one of the winners of the ERS Gold Award.  X-Forces CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, describes below what it means for them to win such a prestigious award:   X-FORCES…

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How to work more effectively with Recruiters and Headhunters - James Micklewright

In this post, James Micklewright touches on important aspects of the Job Seeker's relationships with Recruiters and Headhunters. Perhaps more than any other complaint as a Career Coach, when working with clients transitioning to a new career or role is…

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Career Opportunities for ex-Military Candidates at JP Morgan

JP Morgan Ex-Military Transition Program JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small-business and commercial…

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Resettlement is a Family Thing

Leaving the service is an unsettling experience.  For some it is a release from a regime that they have not really enjoyed or have become disillusioned with, for others it is saying farewell to the only way of adult life…

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A BRIDGE TOO FAR? NOT FOR THE WHITE ENSIGN ASSOCIATION

Flying into Glasgow and then making his way to HMNB Clyde Mike Howell, our Director of Finance & Company Secretary, crosses the Erskine Bridge to start his regular monthly visit to Scotland.                 With the support of the Staff…

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Changes to NI and the State Pension – A more measured view

Many of us may have been invited to sign a petition in facebook or something similar against the changes introduced last year to the State Pension on the grounds that this action unfairly discriminated against members of the Armed Forces. …

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When Choosing Courses, Effective Planning is Key to a Successful Transition

Those who have already transitioned from the Military into civilian employment will remember the vast array of career choices, courses and qualifications that were available to them as they were leaving.  Some will have made use of the various funding…

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Life as a Regional Manager with The White Ensign Association

Forty years ago, at fifteen years of age, I had finished school and was waiting to join the Royal Navy. The careers advice I’d received at school in Sheffield was to work in the mines or the steel works. In…

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