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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mitchells & Butlers Armed Forces Meet and Greet Days - 6th July 2017

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017 from 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM 
Location: Toby Carvery Frimley, 114 Portsmouth Road, Camberley , GU15 1HB

Mitchells & Butlers Armed Forces Meet & Greet Days

Mitchells & Butlers understand the transition can be difficult, they have lots of people working at Mitchells & Butlers who are Ex-Armed Forces personnel so there is plenty of support, training and help available.
If you share our love for the vibrant world of pubs and restaurants, few companies offer the sheer breadth of job opportunities we do.
Mitchells & Butlers will hold 3 Armed Forces Meet & Greet days in Toby Carveries, in the following locations: 
  • 6th July Frimley (Aldershot)
The aim is give an over view of Mitchells & Butlers brands and identify potential candidates to fill the following roles:
  • General Manager Designate with a salary of up to £30,000
  • Kitchen Manager Designate with a salary of up to £28,000
Benefits for management include:
  • Up to 25 days holiday, pension
  • 33% off food and drink in any of our businesses
  • Pick a perk which is an online discount/cash back purchase service
  • An award winning career pathway
  • Private medical and dental for General Managers
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
All the people at Mitchells & Butlers brands have five values that make up PRIDE – Passion, Respect, Innovation, Drive, Engagement.  
Kevin Anderson's Case Study...            Simon Bacon's Case Study...
Most people leaving the forces have these five values in abundance, so register today and be like Danny (CLICK HERE), but don't forget to register first.

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Sanjha Restaurant - Cookery and Cockail class, 4th June 2017

Forces Help to Buy: help to get on the property ladder

What is the Forces Help to Buy Scheme?

Regular armed forces personnel can benefit from a £200 million scheme to help them get on the property ladder. The Forces Help to Buy scheme enables servicemen and servicewomen to borrow up to 50% of their salary, interest free, to buy their first home or move to another property on assignment or as their families needs change.

The pilot scheme, which launched in April 2014 and has now been extended to 2018, aims to address the low rate of home ownership in the armed forces.

Further details HERE

BFBS Radio App

BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.

South East Education Fair & Festival of Learning - Wednesday 19th July 2017 - Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre

– Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre
On 19 Jul 17 HQ 11 (Inf) Bde will host a SE Education Fair & Festival of Learning to promote a wide variety of education opportunities and courses to all of our Serving Personnel, Spouses, Partners and young family members.  The event will cover to themes:
1.     Education into Industry (E2I):
Arms & Service professional bodies will partner industry groups, civilian professional bodies and academic institutions to provide advice & guidance to help identify structured career paths mapped to civilian qualifications. Key aims are:
o   PROMOTE wider understanding of Industry skills requirements in light of future employment growth areas, skills gaps & key recognised qualifications.
o   PROMOTE In-Service & external professional development opportunities.  
o   ENCOURAGE networking to facilitate long-term planning and development of personal learning journeys (educational pathways).
E2I will be supported by 77 AEC LDOs & IEROs, CTP, OA, DWP to provide advice on access to funding, process etc…

2.     Festival of Learning:
Explore an exciting array of wider vocational learning opportunities to encourage our Armed Forces Community (spouses, partners, families) to embrace lifelong learning.  FE / HE and other Learning providers will promote regionally-run courses, Have-a-go taster days, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities  etc.. all supported by DWP to identify  government education funding schemes and potential onward employment.
Further Details to be confirmed

Toby Carveries march into Charity Partnership with The Royal British Legion

Toby Carvery Marches into Charity Partnership with The Royal British Legion
Toby Carvery is delighted to announce its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which it will be supporting with fundraising initiatives over the next two years.
Toby Carvery’s across the UK will be taking part in the fundraising initiative, adding a special charity pudding to their menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. The jam and coconut sponge was voted for by Toby Carvery’s fans on Facebook to be the official charity pudding and received over 500 entries.  
Toby Carvery aims to raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion by the end of 2018, and is encouraging everyone to tuck into a pudding and get involved in local fundraising activities to help support this great cause.
Martin Gosling, Brand Operations Director for Toby Carvery comments: “We couldn’t be happier to support The Royal British Legion and have this great cause as our brand charity partnership throughout the year. The Legion’s cause is close to both employees and guests of Toby Carvery up and down the country, and we can’t wait to start fundraising to support both past and current members of the Armed Forces as well as their families.”
The money raised will be used to support active, and veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families, remembering those fallen in the line of duty and ensuring their memory lives on, and that those left behind are fully supported within their community.
Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising at The Royal British Legion said, "We’re incredibly pleased that Toby Carvery has chosen to support The Royal British Legion. We look forward to working together in a unique partnership, raising much-needed funds that will help us to continue our work providing vital support to the Armed Forces community.”
As well as fundraising initiatives, Toby Carvery is giving back to Armed Forces and their families by partnering with the Defence Discount Card which gives Armed Forces members, spouses and veterans 10% off their food bill.  As the official discount service for the Armed Forces, the Defence Community and Veterans, the card is also available to members of the community not previously supported, including spouses and partners of serving personnel.
Over 100,000 cards are currently in circulation across the UK since the launch, and this number is continuing to grow on a monthly basis.
For more information about Toby Carvery, please visit:

Big White Wall - Supporting Personnel and Families

Balancing service life & family commitments is tough. @BigWhiteWall1 is available 24/7 for support. #familymentalhealth

SSAFA Big Brew Up 2017

  To organise an event please follow this link
For resources for your event please follow this link

Vacancy For A Radio Presenter

The British Forces Broadcasting Service is looking for a Producer/Presenter for our community station based within the military base near Salisbury Plain.
To apply please click HERE

Summer Rally & One Day Bike Show - 2nd - 4th June 2017

Dogs Die In Hot Cars

AFF: Army and You magazine - Summer Edition


Civilian Housing Brief - Sandhurst, Thursday 15th June 2017











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Help for Heroes BBQ Campaign - July 2017

Monday, 29 May 2017

Opportunities For Service Leavers

Hire A Hero is a charity that supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life.
Please click HERE for further information.

Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth: Armed Forces Discount

25% Discounts! (Full Park opening 0nly)

 *25% discount on standard park tickets at our gate for armed forces and emergency services personnel as listed below.
  • Armed Forces
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance Service
  • NHS
The offer is valid for current serving personnel and their families. A original valid ID is required to use this discount. This offer is valid against the following ticket types only: Adult, 3+ Years, 2 Years, Senior Citizen. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount. - Volunteer Opportunity at Offbeat Oxford Festival 2017


Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 8 June, 2017
Offbeat will be 10 days jammed with theatre, dance, comedy, music, spoken word - featuring new and established artists presenting new work.
Makes-you-think, in-your-face, never-thought-of-it-like-that-before, laugh-out-loud, who’d-‘ve-thought it, life-enhancing art. Friday 23rd June to Sunday 2nd July - please see for more details.
What we need:
• Ushers for shows at the Old Fire Station to help make this festival happen
• A minimum commitment of two shifts (4 shows)
• People with energy, warmth and a passion for theatre

What you get:
• A direct connection with some of the most exciting artists and companies in the UK today
• The chance to watch brand new work for free
• Great experience for your CV
• Training provided
• Travel and food expenses paid

See for more information about this social enterprise creating inclusive spaces for artists, homeless people, and the general public.
Contact Details: 
Contact us at, or ask about Offbeat Volunteers at Reception, The Old Fire Station, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ - Employment Opportunity - Run your own Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in 2017

Run your own Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in 2017!

Salary / Fee: 
£20,000 - 30,000
Closing Date: 
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Hugely rewarding with a great income and unparalleled business and creative support.
PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4 - 18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy and Drama, Musical Theatre and Film and Television. 
The PQA model has been put together by people who work professionally in the performing arts industry and the education sector. This means our classes deliver high educational value combined with realistic industry practice, ensuring our students get the best possible experience.
We are looking for hardworking, creative individuals with a passion for the arts to join the PQA family and become Academy Principals.
Our Principals choose PQA due to our unique performing arts experience, which makes it easier for them to attract new students, and through our range of opportunities offered, retain them. We are the only national performing arts Academy with a well-known figurehead who takes a fully active role in the business. 
Our Principals receive full Head Office support - we have experts in every field waiting to help, from advice on teacher recruitment and planning your projects and performances, to marketing your Academy. 
All of your administration is taken care of centrally, including the collection of your membership fees and enquiries, leaving you free to focus on delivering a top-notch experience!
We do not charge a franchise fee! 
If you have industry experience and are passionate about performing arts training for young people, then we want to work with you.
We are looking for Principals to run Academies across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas, as well as lots of other places across the UK.
Contact Details: 
If you are interested in applying please send your CV and cover letter to
To request an information pack please visit 
or call us for a chat on 0800 531 6282.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Easy Resettlement Magazine

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REME 75 - The Prince Philip Barracks, MOD Lyneham - Saturday, June 17 at 16:00hrs - 22:30hrs

Click here to book

An outdoor musical extravaganza to celebrate the 75th birthday of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The event will feature music from military bands, choirs, exciting tribute acts and a headline performance from The Overtones. There's a whole host of entertainment suitable for children and families during the event including fun fair rides and bouncy castles. What's more it's all FREE!

Transition to Civilian Life

M3 closure between junctions 2 and 3 from 19th May to 22nd May 2017

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MOD Housing Referral Scheme

The MOD Referral Scheme is coordinated by JSHAO to assist some service leavers to get accommodation via housing associations.
Some housing associations ask JSHAO to nominate personnel as tenants for vacant properties. Being on the MOD Referral Scheme provides an additional route to secure housing.
The MOD have recognised that some service leavers have difficulty in accessing social and affordable housing. Through this scheme the donating housing associations are able to help people who otherwise may have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities.

Applicants must be:
  • armed forces personnel within 6 months of their discharge date
  • currently occupying service accommodation, the Services Cotswold Centre or a hostel
Applications for the scheme can be accepted from service leavers, married or single, and from separated spouses living in SFA.
Further details on

CarillionAmey set to launch a new website


Carillionamey will soon be launching a new website to provide a more streamlined and user-friendly experience. Their current website is cluttered and would like to give it a cleaner look. They also want to make it easier for customers to find the information they need.  
However, this website re-launch means that any links or pages you may have bookmarked will no longer work. Once the website has gone live, you'll have to save any new links or bookmark the new pages that you need. A lot of the information we have on the current website has also been updated and some new sections have been added so you'll need to familiarise yourself with these changes as well.
They're committed to ensuring that their performance is continuously improving and want to make sure their website is tailored to customer's needs. They're aiming for the website to go live by the end of May but will have a confirmed go live date next week so keep an eye out for more details.

Forces Cars Direct - New Cars Discounts

SSAFA is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Forces Car Direct who are making a contribution to SSAFA for every car delivered.

For more info CLICK HERE


Carillionamey: Service Families Accommodation -Housing guide

Service personnel and their families moving into SFA should read the Carillionamey guide to living in service families accommodation.


Information On The New 30 Hours Free Childcare Offer.

This new offer enables some working parents of 3 and 4 year olds to now get up to 30 hours of free childcare. Find out if you are eligible and apply.

All 3 and 4 year olds get up to 15 hours of free childcare per week, and some2 year olds are also eligible. Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may also be able to get up to 30 hours of free childcare.

Who can get 30 hours free childcare?

It is for working families in England with 3 and 4 year old children. Parents must be working and each earning at least £120 a week, but no more than £100,000 a year.

You might also be able to get Tax-Free Childcare. If so you can apply for both at the same time.
See GOV.UK for the full eligibility criteria (opens in a new window)

Tickets For Troops - Free Tickets To The World Para Athletics Championships Available Now

We're teaming up with London 2017 to offer you and your family free tickets to watch world class athletics at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This is your chance to be part of the roaring cheering crowd. 

Find the cheapest petrol prices in your local area

Compare petrol prices in your local area by visiting 

Beaulieu: Celebrating The Emergency Services 'The 999 Show' - 29th May 2017

Alton Teddy Bear Festival - 17th June 2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Tickets for Troops. latest releases.



Carillionamey: Regional Prime South West

The Regional Prime South West (RPSW) covers estate management services for almost 60 establishments including MOD Procurement HQ at Abbey Wood, Bristol, Royal Naval Air Stations and RN training bases, Royal Marine barracks, UKHO at Taunton, as well as Army units and RAF Stations. The establishments are located in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

Within these sites there are approximately 9,000 assets that can vary from barrack blocks, galleys and offices to infrastructure and sports pitches.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Paultons Park. No announcements made for dates - Service day 2017.

Sandhurst HIVE offers sincere apologies for providing outdated information regarding Paultons Park 2017.  Watch this space for an update as soon as 2017 information is released.

RMA Sandhurst - Pulse Junior and Senior Youth Club Groups are CANCELLED on Tuesday 16th May 2017 (Today).

The Pulse Junior and Senior Youth Club groups are cancelled on Tuesday 16th May due to sickness. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Shell Shock. The Play. Performing in local theatres in June.

Click here for Tickets and venues.

RMA Sandhurst - Wednesday Coffee Mornings - 10:00 - 11:30 hrs, at the Wishstream Community Centre

The Festival of Food and Folk - Sat 3rd and Sun 4th June 2017

For more info, please click here

Summer Term 2017 in the RMAS e-Learning Centre

Employers will not hire Veterans..

 ...employers hire well prepared candidates, who add value to their company.

More and more companies are committed to hiring people from the Armed Forces Community (AFC). This doesn’t provide the AFC with an advantage over other candidates applying for the same job, it does mean you are going to get the same opportunity, go through the same application process.
In the Forces we are provided with the same training and it’s natural for some to succeed better than others, which is the same in all walks of life. Those that do succeed are the ones able to make their military experience relevant to employers and are able to quantify their accomplishments and keep away from the uses of military-slang and acronyms.

To read more, please click here

1 week left to register to vote in the General Election on 8th June 2017

Register to vote by 22nd May to Vote in the 2017 General Election

Register by 22nd May to vote in the General Election on 8th June.

You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered. 
To register online

You can also use the above link to amend your details if you've registered previously but your address or name have since changed.  If you are a member of the armed forces, please see below.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Cats going missing, and being injured and killed. Please be vigilant.

Sadly, Kynoch Vets of Frimley have reported that there has been another instance of this horrible crime, in our area.  Please be vigilant and watch out for our cats.