Forthcoming Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme and Publicly Funded Further and Higher Education (PF FE-HE) Commitment Scheme Policy Change

7 Ways Veterans Can Ease Stress and Avoid Anxiety Attacks

Many veterans experience heightened stress after leaving military service, whether due to what they’ve experienced or significant life changes. Adjusting to civilian life can also present challenges. But there are ways veterans can ease stress and prevent anxiety attacks. 

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4 Tips for Earning Cash While You are Unemployed Due to COVID-19

 If you have been left without a job due to the pandemic, you’re not alone. With millions of businesses closed or operating at reduced hours, layoffs have become common. But being jobless doesn’t have to leave you stressing about making ends meet. Especially when you can use these tips to supplement your income and stay afloat during these tough times.

Tips for Starting as a Remote Worker for the First Time

Millions of people are having to adjust to working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic. While this is a challenging task, others have been dealt an even harder hand: losing their job after building a work-from-home career.


Even when you’ve been working remotely for years, losing your business and having to start fresh can be overwhelming. However, opportunities for remote work abound these days. And if you learn how to look for jobs, create an adequate workspace, and take steps to stay focused, you will set yourself up to succeed.


So if you want to know :


  • How to look at your options
  • How to set up your space
  • How to stay focused


Read on

Armed Forces Day Southampton

GDPR Training Day

Please note that the offices of 4exMilitary will be closed on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

We will that day be holding a Training Day on GDPR which all staff must attend.

We will be checking the answerphone message line at lunchtime and at the end of the training session so if your call is important then please call the office on 023 8023 5396 and leave a message.

The office will reopen as normal at 9am on Wednesday 9th May.

Thank you for your understanding.

GDPR Compliance Statement


GDPR Compliance Statement


4exMilitary Jobs Ltd trading as “4exMilitary” and “4exMilitaryDirect” is committed to high standards of information security, privacy and transparency. We place a high priority on protecting and managing data in accordance with accepted standards. We have demonstrated our commitment by adhering to the current UK Data Protection policy and have revised our own internal policies in order to meet the requirements of the GDPR.

“4exMilitary” are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance are summarised in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.

On 28th April 2018 and 30th April 2018 we e mailed the whole of our Member (Candidate) database advising them of changes to our Privacy Policy and the need for them to update their communication preferences with us .

Personal Data Protection: “4exMilitary” have always honoured our right to Clients, Suppliers, Candidates and Staff’s privacy and protection. 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd have never and will not sell, trade or rent any personal information to others. We will never use any personal information for any use beyond that stated or the permissions given to us.

As such, “4exMilitary” will be gathering data on Organisations, Suppliers and Candidates and only information that is essential for us to perform our business services i.e that of a professional recruitment consultancy and job board providing work finding services. We have no need to gather any information relating to an individual; except to contact them in relation to business matters and or providing work finding services.

Subject Access Request, Data Retention & Erasure: “4exMilitary” respects the right of individuals to be forgotten and their contact information can be viewed, amended and removed at their request. The information will be retained for no longer than is absolutely necessary. If, in the unlikely event that an individual or Company wishes to raise a complaint they can contact our Data Protection Officer, Anita Searle

Data Breaches: our breach procedures ensure that we have safeguards and measures in place to identify, assess, investigate and report any personal data breach at the earliest possible time. Our procedures are robust and have been disseminated to all employees, making them aware of the reporting lines and steps to follow.

International Data Transfers & Third-Party Disclosures:Our services and data are securely stored within the UK.  Only the personal data of Candidates applying for roles with Clients based outside the EEA will be transmitted outside the EEA. We may share limited data with carefully selected third parties, only when specifically needed to perform our services.

Date: 29th April 2018

Date for next review: 25th May 2019 or earlier if required


Today, Saturday 28th April 2018, we have e mailed all our registered Members / Candidates who were on our database as at 18th April 2018 to advise important changes relating to data protection and to our Privacy Policy.

It is very important that you receive and read this e mail.

If you have not received it, then will you please e mail us at and tell us that you haven’t received it and tell us your current e mail address..

We will then e mail you the message again and ask you to read it and action as outlined in the e-mail.


Many thanks

The Customer Services Team

at 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd


Wear a Hat Day - Brain Tumour Research

The team having fun raising money and awareness for Brain Tumour Research

Memory Walk - Southampton

On Sunday 17th of September our Operations Director Anita Searle took part in the debut Memory Walk in Southampton a sponsored walk for all ages and abilities to unite together to raise money to defeat dementia for the Alzheimers Society. With over 1700 walkers it was a successful event raising thousands of pounds.

Anita would like to thank all her supporters especially 4exMilitary Jobs Ltd for their sponsorship.


The Ultimate Guide To Passing Any Interview

Our new link under Job Search Support, we hope you find it useful

Doing a Good Job?

The latest from one of our candidates

"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks and well done.
This is the most comprehensive pack I have seen from any recruiter
Thanks again"

Nice to be appreciated

A specifically designed course for ex-servicemen and women who are interested in a career in sport.

Course features:

Sports specific qualifications and
completing work placements, CV writing,
interview skills, sports industry information
day, job search.

RFU Level 2 coaching qualification
and coaching experience in a range of
environments including schools and clubs.

24th April 2017 – 28th April 2017
12th June 2017 – 16th June 2017
10am – 5pm (TBC)
Venue: Tidworth Leisure Centre
Nadder Rd, Tidworth SP9 7QN

Sign up at
For more information please contact Rob Pickup: or 07907781303

Society of St James Shoe Box Appeal

4exMilitary shoeboxes all ready for delivery thanks to the team for your donations to help someone less fortunate than us this Christmas.
Thank you to to the team at the Society of St James for their tireless work promoting the plight of the homeless and endeavouring to assist people into a more stable lifestyle.

Remembrance Sunday Chichester 2016

Can you help?

BBC Radio 4 is making a programme looking at the way the Ministry of Defence is investigating allegations of abuse by British soldiers during the Iraq and Afghan wars. Many of the claims have come from lawyers representing Iraqi and Afghan citizens. The complaints are being processed by the Iraqi Historical Allegations Team and by investigators at Operation Northmoor.
It is important that we reflect the voices of former service men and women who may have been the subject of these investigations – and to get an assessment from their perspective of whether the system is fair and has given people adequate support.
I know this is a hugely sensitive subject but it is important that the voices of former soldiers and their concerns are aired. If you are able to help – or just want to get a more detailed picture of what the programme is doing – please give me a call.
I’m on 07710 013287 or I can be reached by email: Phone calls will be treated in the strictest confidence. Thanks for your help in helping me to explore this important matter – David Lewis, producer.

4exMilitary Have Been Recognised in CV magazine 2016

4exMilitary gain “Best Ex-Military Recruitment Firm 2016 - UK


Sustained Excellence in Ex-Military Employment Placements - UK


Ex-Military Recruitment specialists, 4exMilitary have been recognised in CV magazine  2016 national recruitment awards by gaining two awards “BestEx-Military Recruitment Firm 2016 - UK and for Sustained Excellence in Ex-Military Employment Placements - UK

 4exMilitary is one of the oldest ex-military recruitment consultancies having been established in 2001 and Anita Searle, Operations Director and Company Secretary commented that she was delighted for the whole team. She sees it as a just result for the dedicated hard working team within 4exMilitary which doesn’t set out to attract headline news rather just dedicating itself to the guys and girls of our Armed Forces in finding them a “second career”.




Salute Our Forces Armed Forces Day 2016

We are proud to show our support for the Armed Forces, past and present, who work to protect the UK and the rest of the world by celebrating Armed Forces Day #SaluteOurForces

Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge 2016

The Round Britain Challenge 2016 will see a team of veterans sail 2000 miles around the British Isles on board a 92-foot Tall Ship. They are building public support through their BuyaMile initiative where you can buy a mile (or more) of their journey for £10 per mile. Turn to  Starboard aim to raise £20,000 which will help them to continue to support injured veterans.

The epic journey is expected to last eight weeks and aims to help participants re-engage, reintegrate and gain new skills to help start new careers.

The crew – many with little or no sailing experience – set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on June 1 on board the 'Spirit of Falmouth', a wooden gaff-rigged schooner. The team will circumnavigate Britain anti-clockwise stopping at ports including Ipswich, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow and Liverpool.

The epic journey expected to last eight weeks and aims to help participants re-engage, reintegrate and gain new skills to help start new careers.

Some of the 38 veterans will sail the complete expedition whilst others will join for shorter sections of the voyage. 'Spirit' will be joined by two additional yachts also crewed by ex-serviceman and women to meet the unexpectedly high number of applicants. 

Update: Due to engine problems the Spirit of Falmouth returned to port and hopes to depart again as soon as possible.

Our own Mark Matthews is taking part in this challenge.

Mark is shown in the front row left hand side sporting his blue 4exmilitary baseball cap.

Wig Wednesday

Well we have been suppoting Clic Sragent today and taking part in Wig Wednesday.

Filming in the office by That's Solent TV a piece should go out tonight .


Happy St Georges Day 2016

4exMilitary gain their second award in 6 months,

  "Most Outstanding Recruitment Agency for Ex-Military Personnel" Award

Ex-Military Recruitment specialists, 4exMilitary have been recognised again for their service excellence this time in national Innovation and Excellence recruitment awards by gaining the “Most Outstanding Recruitment Agency for Ex-Military Personnel” Award.

4exMilitary is one of the oldest ex-military recruitment consultancies having been established in 2001 and David Beck, Managing Director commented that he was delighted for the whole team. This is the second award 4exMilitary has won in the last 6 months and he sees it as another just result for the dedicated hard working team within 4exMilitary which doesn’t set out to attract headline news rather instead dedicating itself to the guys and girls of our Armed Forces in finding them a “second career” and keeping them in employment for the rest of their working lives.

Another Winner

Danielle has had another winner at Catterick today!



We have a Winner!

Danielle wins at Catterick we look forward to many more successes

HRH The Princess Royal to visit Falmouth Sailing Charity

HRH The Princess Royal will enjoy a brief motorboat ride and a tour of a replica Tall Ship when she visits a sailing charity in April.

Her Royal Highness will spend time meeting staff, volunteers and beneficiaries from Turn to Starboard, a Falmouth-based charity who help injured veterans by teaching them to sail.

The visit will take place on Monday, April 4 aboard the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’, a 92-foot replica schooner moored at Pendennis Marina in Falmouth Harbour that was donated to the charity by The Prince's Trust.

Before a motorboat ride to the Tall Ship, The Princess will meet civic dignitaries and Turn to Starboard supporters at the charity’s office at Falmouth Marina.

Turn to Starboard

Turn to Starboard is a charity based in Cornwall using Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses to support Armed forces personnel affected by military operations. Their focus is on re-integration, re-engagement and providing tangible experiences, expert training and career building opportunities in a supportive and unique environment.

They help retired and serving personnel to get perspective on past events and focus on a successful future.

On June 1, 2016 a chosen few will embark on the journey of a lifetime. Harnessing the power of the wind, twenty-two crew members will challenge their mind and bodies to sail 2000 miles around the coast of Britain.

Turn to Starboard’s Round Britain Challenge 2016 offers serving or retired Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations the chance to rebuild their lives and focus on a successful future.

Departing from their base at Falmouth in Cornwall, the crew will circumnavigate Britain anti-clockwise on board the 'Spirit of Falmouth', a 92 foot wooden gaff-rigged replica schooner. With a core crew of six which will include their own highly experienced Yacht Masters, 'Spirit' will be joined by 18 passage crew members for shorter sections of the journey, all of whom have been affected by military operations at some point in their lives.

The team including our very own Mark Matthews will work together to navigate Britain's spectacular coastline while visiting ports such as Tyneside, Northeast Scotland, Orkney, Isle of Mull, Clyde, Liverpool and the Isles of Scilly.


4exMilitary are pleased to announce the sponsorship of Danielle Mooney an up and coming Apprentice Jockey for the 2016 season.

David Beck, Managing Director commented that 4exMilitary was delighted to be sponsoring Danielle who has already tasted success in winning races. We look forward to supporting her and wish her all the best for the season ahead.


New Advertiser

Courtley Health & Safety specialise in delivering PASMA, SMSTS, SSSTS and Face Fit Testing as well as being highly regarded Health and Safety Advisors for a wide range of companies across the United Kingdom.

Since 1995 Courtley Health & Safety has become one of the most respected providers of health and safety support and training to individuals and organisations, in both the public and private sectors.

4exMilitary Jobs Ltd is happy to be working with Courtley Health & Safety to promote their courses to the ex - Military Community.

Please check out our Courses page to find the Link to their site.

Research Project

Are you ex-military?? You are wanted to take part in some valuable research.

We need volunteers to meet and be interviewed about their experiences transitioning from military service back to civilian life. Are you;

  • No longer serving in the military and have returned to civilian life
  • Male aged between 21 – 35 years
  • Not taking any prescribed medication or receiving treatment for any underlying conditions.

Interviews will be approximately 45 minutes and can be arranged at a mutually convenient time and place or conducted via telephone.

If you would like to take part or ask any further questions please send an email to;

MOD Employer Recognition Scheme

4exMilitary Jobs Ltd is delighted to join the ranks of companies who have been awarded the Bronze Award from the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The MOD Employer Recognition Scheme was launched by the Prime Minister at No10 Downing Street in July 2014 and is a stamp of approval for our support of military and defence personnel.

This award marks our commitment to members of the Armed Forces, past and present and you can be assured that we will not stop trying to fulfil our mission of assisting Military personnel leavers and Ex-Military personnel in finding a “second career” and remaining in employment throughout their working lives”

This is published on the MOD Bronze Award list of supportive employers:

Award Winners

Recruitment Award 2015 Best for Ex-military Employment Placements -UK

Armed Forces Day 2015 Competition Winners

We won the football signed by Gary Lineker!

Armed Forces Day Guildford 2015

Just have to say what a wonderful day out in Guildford on Saturday.

Those taking part in the parade looked resplendent in their uniforms and the veterans so proud.

The weather was fantastic and the crowds very appreciative.

The activities and exhibits at Stoke Park were well worth seeing and everything was very well organised - well done Guildford.


Rewards for Forces

With the summer holidays coming a great saving for Serving Forces, Veterans and their families!

Rewards for Forces have just launched an exclusive offer of 40% off cinema tickets, drinks / popcorn and even annual passes in over 380 participating cinemas.

This is the first time this level of discount has been extended to our Forces Community and it is only available at

Showing our Support #SaluteOurForces for Armed Forces Day

4exMilitary Attend Combat Stress Symposium

As the business world pledges its support for the Armed Forces community through the Corporate Covenant, many are now actively recruiting Veterans and Reservists, recognising the wealth of skills and experience offered by Serving and ex-Service personnel.

Combat Stress invites you to join the vanguard of businesses providing successful transition pathways to employment for today’s Veterans and Reservists. Our inaugural symposium, The Military Mind, will provide essential advice on best practice management for staff who have served in the British Armed Forces.

DHL seek to employ ex-military

Leading logistics provider DHL has launched a Military Employability Programme for drivers across its network of 400 operations.

Working in conjunction with the CTP (Careers Transition Partnership), the programme offers members of the armed forces, who have less than six months service to run, the opportunity to undertake a work placement with the logistics giant.

The significant recruitment drive for ex-military professionals will offer an opportunity to develop ‘employability skills’, commercial driver training and the chance to gather the experience needed for a Certificate to Work (CtW) portfolio – a nationally recognised qualification for professional drivers.

Tim Slater, Managing Director of Transport UK&I at DHL Supply Chain said: “Leavers from HM Forces possess a significant number of the core skills required to be successful drivers within our industry.

The course has been specifically designed to plug any skills’ gaps they may have, to apply military driving expertise in the commercial world.”

He added that the course includes a period of nine to 12 days driving a range of DHL vehicles to gain first-hand experience of the life of a commercial driver.

“By providing this real-world experience before they leave service, we are aiming to help individuals make an informed decision about their future career options, culminating in the prospect of a full-time job with DHL for those who meet the required standard.”

Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

The Directors and Staff of 4exMilitary are delighted to announce that to show our support for the Armed Forces community we have signed The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Our Pledge document to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant has been accepted by the MOD and can be viewed under Downloads section of this website or by clicking on the following link:

Proud to be honouring the commitment of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community


Office Move -Change of Contact Details

The move to our new offices went smoothly over the weekend and we are up and running.

A few finishing touches and adjustments to be made in the next week but otherwise very happy.

Please note we also have a change of phone numbers aswell as the address, all of which can be found in contact us.


New Team Member

We are pleased to welcome Andy Bednarek who joins us as Associate Recruitment Director.

He started his career in the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers of the British Army where he trained as a Vehicle Mechanic.  He served for 18 years attaining the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Artificer Sergeant Major) before being selected for a commission in the REME. 

During his 23 years’ service he spent time in Northern Ireland, Germany, The Balkans and Hong Kong, as well Belize and Canada.

After leaving the Armed Forces, Andy worked within the Defence and Aerospace industries.  His first position was with Europe’s largest steel castings manufacturer, William Cook Limited, as a Business Development Manager in the company’s Defence division. 

During his time with William Cook he was a member of a successful Management Buy Out which resulted in him becoming the Sales & Product Development Director, and a Board Member, of Astrum (UK) Limited the newly formed company.   

Following his time with Astrum Andy joined the Board of Oxley Developments as Sales & Marketing Director.

In 2013 Andy formed his own company named AB Defence Consulting Limited; the company specialises in providing business development advice and assistance in the defence and aerospace markets.

Working with 4exmilitary, Andy hopes to utilise his military background along with his knowledge of industry and commercial life, in assisting Client companies in their search to fill demanding roles with suitable ex-service personnel, looking for civilian employment. 




4exMilitary Team News

We welcome Mark Matthews to the 4exMilitary team as our new Recruitment Consultant.

Mark formally Royal Corps of Signals has an extensive background in telecommunications, is looking forward to a long and rewarding career in Recruitment.

Armed Forces personnel are being urged to talk about issues that are worrying them via a social media website. is a free online space where serving personnel, veterans and their families can talk about what’s troubling them and get help and support in a safe environment whenever they need it.

The service is easy to use, completely anonymous and available 24/7. Trained professionals are online at all times to ensure everyone is safe.

Traditionally it’s men who find it difficult to talk about what’s on their mind but on the Big White Wall (BWW) they have found a place to open up. 60 per cent of BWW members from the Armed Forces community are male.

One member of BWW, currently serving, and who wishes to remain anonymous, said:

BWW helped me feel less alone in Afghanistan. For a base with 15,000 people, Camp Bastion was a pretty lonely place. It’s good to know BWW is with me wherever and whenever I need it.

BWW allows people from the Armed Forces community to get support from like-minded people to express what they’re really feeling. Members can choose to vent and express how they feel in words through a ‘Talkabout’ or images by making ‘Bricks’.

They can share issues with members of the community or trained professionals, called Wall Guides, who are online at all times. They can also conduct tests to help them understand common issues such as depression and anxiety and access lots of useful information.

BWW has professionally-led guided groups designed to help people deal with issues from work stress to getting a better night’s sleep.

The website also produces a free fortnightly email, with hints and tips for members of the Armed Forces community about topical, everyday issues that may affect them.

For example, how to deal with stress, relationship problems, money issues or simply how to think about things differently to make positive change. There’s no need to join BWW to receive wallpaper.

BWW has supported over 12,000 people to date and has been commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Department of Health and Help for Heroes.

GDPR Training Day

Please note that the offices of 4exMilitary will be closed on Tuesday 8th May 2018.

We will that day be holding a Training Day on GDPR which all staff must attend.

We will be checking the answerphone message line at lunchtime and at the end of the training session so if your call is important then please call the office on 023 8023 5396 and leave a message.

The office will reopen as normal at 9am on Wednesday 9th May.

Thank you for your understanding.

Proud to be honouring the commitment of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community




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