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Higher Futures offers a comprehensive skills service to the military community. With the largest concentration of Army resources in the country, Wiltshire and Swindon is fortunate to have a wealth of highly skilled and resilient people to boost our employment talent pool.


Our specialist consultants offer:

 

  • Support for spouses, reservists and veterans in accessing a university level education
  • Support for reservists to further develop their military skills into civilian recognised qualifications to enhance their employment prospects
  • Access to work experience placements in a variety of sectors across the region
  • Local, flexibly delivered university level courses through our network of UK wide universities and colleges
  • You can keep your training costs down by using the accreditation of any prior learning
  • An end to end brokerage service providing access to bespoke higher level education designed to meet specific needs
  • A range of offers for military personnel and their families including information on local job vacancies
  • Advice on potential sources of funding to benefit all members of the military community. You may also want to use your learning credits
  • We work closely with a range of charities and military organisations

Meet your military specialist – Amanda Peach, Employer Skills Brokerage Officer

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With a wealth of knowledge, Amanda’s ‘Women’s Royal Naval Service’ experience and a commercial business background including with Vodafone, she’s best placed as first contact for our military community. Amanda DipCG has a PTLLS teaching qualification and really understands the opportunities and sometimes the challenges faced by the military community.

Contact Amanda Peach on
01225 771654 or email Amanda.Peach@swlep.co.uk

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Higher Futures are pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with SaluteMyJob to offer an enhanced service to veterans

SaluteMyJob helps you become a competitive candidate, connecting you to the job you want in the company where you will thrive. Our Veterans Employment Support Service combines expert employment advisors to help you translate your acquired military knowledge, skills and experience into the language of commercial employers. We take pride in treating you as an individual, providing you with expert advice, guidance and support. Our free services for ex-military jobseekers include:

CV advice and improvement

  • A CV that attracts the attention of employers is key. One of our employment advisors will help you create or review your CV in order to make sure you are a competitive candidate. And if you don’t already have a CV, we have an excellent CV template which you can download from our website – this comes with tips on how to keep it high quality yet succinct.

Translating your military skills

  • We help translate the knowledge, skills and experience you have gained in your military career into the language of commercial employers. We also help you understand your own strengths and skills that you can offer an employer and how to present evidence of them from your military career.

Opportunities for work experience, work placements and training

  • We believe one of the best ways to improve your competitiveness for a role is to invest in up-skilling and further training. Therefore, in addition to the free training courses we run, we offer advice on training and insight days that are best suited to the job you seek.

Wide range of jobs from Armed Forces friendly employers

  • SaluteMyJob works with employers to help them understand how veterans can positively impact on their business. Therefore, our wide range of jobs are specifically designed for ex-military jobseekers and have come from employers who understand the military soft skills and the need for you in their business.

 


Spouses and Partners

 

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pursue your own career path whilst supporting your military partner, or looking after children within the family home. Higher Futures offers bespoke training support tailored to meet this specific challenge.

 

Events for the Military Community

The partners we work with sometimes run opportunity, career and employment events we feel help the military community based in Swindon and Wiltshire, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and to achieve their career goals in life.  When we receive updates about these type of events we will share them with you here.

 

Would you like to get a university level qualification, getting ready to return to work or wanting to change or further your career? Contact us 

 

 


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Amanda is helping me to sort out my CV, and kickstart my job search. She is amazingly focussed and very positive. The company she works for, Higher Futures, is based in Wiltshire and Amanda has a particular remit to help the Forces. She understands us, having served herself.speech-close

Elena Major


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If you are currently in resettlement please Contact CTP


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Higher Futures is delivered by Wiltshire Council / Swindon Borough Council on behalf of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.

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