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British army Flight Lieutenant Steve Burr checks and Sgt. Christopher Smith. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter/Released)

With many views on the resettlement requirements of service personnel out there, it is important to weigh up what is important to you, as an individual, when you leave the Forces.

The process of transitioning can become confused as Leavers assess the different opportunities in Civvie Street, sometimes making it hard to decide what direction to head in. Regardless of the ultimate choice, however, it is really important that an individual’s CV, drawn up whilst in the military, is relevant to their ambitions in the outside world and can be readily understood and appreciated by prospective civilian employers.

Transferable skills

Do you know that your skills can translate to those needed in the civilian workplace? With the Ministry of Defence having effectively funded the training, employers are keen to take advantage of potential employees that are ready to hit the ground running. The broad range of challenges faced by Service personnel in their military careers allows them to adapt quickly to the change in the work environment as they move to a civilian job. Moreover, the ability to think “on your feet” is a major part of the management process and the key to building the UK’s future prosperity in world markets.

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Many veterans are now looking for careers that provide a fulfilling life based upon core interests rather than moving into the same line of work they might have been doing in the services. We have seen an increase in veterans taking advantage of contacts they have built up as a result of their networking in the Services.  Results show that this sort of deliberate approach can bring valuable dividends once they leave.

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Training & Up-Skilling

The Armed Forces prepare personnel to carry out particular tasks when deployed on an exercise or operation. In many cases, these are the very same skills required for civilian jobs, from having a driving-license through to being a qualified mechanical engineer. After leaving, industry training providers can then provide the support and additional training someone might require to develop their new career.

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The Military Resettlement Headquarters (MRHQ), is a new resettlement service, free to British Forces Leavers and Veterans; all they need to start the process is a Service Number and CV. They can get in front of hiring companies and make use of training providers offering quality courses, both on- and off-line. By increasing the opportunities for service leaves and veterans, MRHQ is allowing companies direct access to those that are in their resettlement phase or have already left the Forces.


If you are looking for a new career as a Service Leaver or Veteran, take a look at the MRHQ platform and see where it might take you. With more than just jobs and training on offer, it is a resource that will help you to transition smoothly into the civilian world and then move on up the ladder to realise your full potential in your new career.

You can contact MRHQ here:

P: +44 (0) 330 043 2505




MRHQ is a sister company to TMT. In this promotional piece, some of MRHQ’s capabilities and services are described. Readers should therefore be aware that this is not an “Editorial” article.

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