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What is Equity Release - a General Guide

What is equity release – a general guide I recently saw a client, close to retirement who asked about Equity release from his property and was it of any use to him?  I confess that I was unable to give…

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Families - Your chance to give your views on transition!

Families Federations seek vital transition feedback from military families The Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations have today launched their joint Transition Survey. The federations are inviting military families to take part in sharing their views and experiences to help…

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Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 (AFPS 15) – Ill-Health Benefits

Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 (AFPS 15) – Ill-Health Benefits By Marty Small, The White Ensign Association If you leave the Armed Forces early because you are assessed as medically unfit for further military service, you may be awarded ill-health…

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The Manufacturing Sector

When preparing to leave the Armed Forces many job seekers naturally look to the Service Sector as a potential route for their future career.  This is not surprising, given that services make up almost 80% of UK GDP and offer…

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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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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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