Monday, 20 June 2016

On the Move?



Are you on the move soon or being re-located to Colchester Garrison? Please contact the HIVE for information sheets on the local area, schooling health and much more

If you are moving away from the area and looking for information on your new posting please contact the HIVE officer who will put you in contact with the nearest HIVE who will be able to help you

colchesterhive@armymail.mod.uk
01206 816588

Monday, 13 June 2016

Improve Your Home Security - Military Discount Available


North Essex Veterans Mental Health Group - Colchester Branch




Monthly Veterans Support Group in Colchester - for Veterans of all ages hosted by Combat Stress and Veterans First

Come and join us at our new home - The Pegasus Clubhouse, off Circular Road North, Colchester from 10am to 12.30pm.  Nearest postcode for SatNav is CO2 7SZ.  The Pegasus is next to the Garrison Athletics Track.  There is a car park approximately 300m from the entrance signposted 'Athletic Track Parking'

Refreshments kindly sponsored by ABF The Soldiers' Charity and The Invicta Foundation
The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month 
For more information please call 01206 228759











Thursday, 9 June 2016

Foreign & Commonwealth Information from the Army Families Federation

Visa and Citizenship information is available at the Army Families Federation website. Visit by clicking HERE.

Armed Forces Covenant Website

Armed Forces Covenant Website

In January 2016 the Armed Forces Covenant was re-launched under a new, unified brand.

The new website lays out the support that is available to beneficiaries of the Covenant – current Regular and Reserve Service Personnel, Service families, former Service Personnel – with links to further information on individual Covenant measures on GOV.uk

The new website also contains information for supporters of the Covenant, including businesses, charities, the general public and local authorities, and regular news stories about how the Covenant is helping real people

See the website at this link

Changes to Enhanced Learning Credit schemes

Enhanced Learning Credits, Further Education and Higher Education scheme changes
The MOD promotes learning among members of the armed forces and the veterans’ community by providing what are known as Learning Credits, through the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme and Further Education and Higher Educaion scheme.  Both of these entitle Service personnel and Service leavers to receive financial help with the cost of their learning.
From 1 April 2016 there will be some changes to the schemes to make them more accessible and to enable people to use them to gain personal and professional qualifications in a more flexible way, both while serving and after transition to civilian life.
See more at this link

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Funding For Courses When Posted overseas

Current rules set by Student Finance England do not allow military spouses based overseas to access funding for training (a loan). AFF is keen to know whether military spouses based overseas would be more likely to undertake a distance learning course if the rules were changed to allow them access to funding from Student Finance England.

Please 
take the quick poll to share your views.


Employment Opportunities with Carillionamey


Carillionamey recognises that experience of Service Families Accommodation and military life could be relevant to their currentemployment opportunities
 
See a list of vacancies HERE
 

All job descriptions can be found on the Carillionamey website at http://www.carillionamey.co.uk/careers/vacancies.aspx

Applications, including an up to date CV, should be senttorecruitment@carillionamey.co.uk  quoting the ATR number in the Subject.