HM FORCES, RESERVISTS, VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Here at Flying Colours HR, we strive to do what we can to support our HM Forces community.

What does this mean?

  • We support serving and former military personnel from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (including reservists and cadets) and their close family members with the transition to civilian life through employability guidance.
  • We also provide HR consultancy support to military charities and organisations who support the Armed Forces Covenant.

OUR HISTORY

With experience providing employability advice to veterans across the tri-services for almost 10 years, Flying Colours HR is keen to help ease the transition from military life to “civvy street”.  We appreciate it can be a challenge finding the right job after leaving military culture, and we are here to support you in achieving that sense of belonging again in the right company for you.

In addition, Jenny also has had experience out with Flying Colours HR working with the RFEA (Regular Forces Employment Association) and Walking with the Wounded supporting veterans into employment; excellent organisations who genuinely care about the people they support.

Flying Colours HR has also provided HR operational support (including recruitment and interviewing, contracts of employment, training on HR processes, performance management) and an HR audit review with a business owned by an injured Army veteran in England and is currently in the process of providing HR advice and current legally compliant HR documentation to a new military charity being set up by an Army veteran in Scotland.

Jenny has also worked at Glencorse Barracks as a civilian interviewer, and it gave a little insight into Army culture, which she valued.  In addition, Jenny was lucky enough to get experience of camping overnight in the Belize jungle where jungle training is carried out with military personnel and wives, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Belize Jungle

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Whether you are transitioning from a military environment into civilian life, looking to get back into employment or to move to another civilian job, we will provide you with guidance and support on how to operate successfully in the civilian job market, taking your skills and experience and putting them into language employers can relate to and increase your chances of getting that job.

We also appreciate the value of your transferable skills and will work with you to highlight that in civvy jargon so that you are in the best position for that job.

Our team’s experience means an understanding of HM Forces personnel and also practical extensive experience of recruiting and interviewing for the civilian job market.

We have experience of recruiting in the following sectors as an employer, so have sat opposite candidates in the interview room (or assessment centre) to help determine who should get that job so the advice you receive is genuine, practical and specific to these industries and roles.

  • Petrochemicals
  • Security
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • IT
  • Health and Safety
  • Charity sector
  • Offshore Drilling
  • Education
  • HR
  • Finance

 

We’ve experience of interviewing and making offers to candidates in a range of jobs from office juniors, apprentices, graduates, secretaries, administration staff, security staff, offshore roustabouts, offshore roughnecks, discipline technicians for on and offshore (ie process, instrument, electrical, mechanical), drilling engineers, health and safety advisors, inspection engineers, HR (advisors and administrative support), engineers (process, instrument, electrical and mechanical, drilling), marine superintendents, logistical roles, procurement specialists and managers, IT roles, commercial roles, accounting and senior management up to CFO.

We’ve also recruited for jobs based in the UK and working overseas including Australia, Norway, Africa, Azerbaijan and Holland.

We provide advice on:

  • Career coaching (enjoyment and job market considerations), matching military certification/training with the civilian equivalent)
  • Is additional training or qualifications required? (Use your Enhanced Learning Credits where possible.)
  • Employability – CVs, covering letters, application forms, LinkedIn profile and interview training (including competency interviewing) and assessment centres.
  • Working for a Civilian employer – get advice from an experienced HR professional with over 20 years working in HR on how to integrate seamlessly into a civilian job – learn about the do’s and don’ts in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
  • Where applicable, information and contact details for military charities who may be able to assist you whether it be for training funding or access to job boards. Alternatively, if you’d prefer with your prior consent, we can make direct referrals for you to these charities.

In addition, you will receive a 15% discount on any services you use (including the Bronze, Silver and Gold Packages).  Please quote your Service Number and dates of serving when requesting your discount.  Close family members ie spouse, partner, children should provide this information along with their relationship to the serving or formerly serving personnel to receive the 15% discount.

Refer, to Individuals page for more information on the services available to you.

In addition, having set up Flying Colours HR, we also have experience of creating a business from scratch and can support you in your journey to self-employment or limited company status to making your own business a success and, also link you with reputable organisations to provide technical expertise eg website support, accountant, business and marketing strategy support.

 

FOR BUSINESSES

Are you a military charity or are you a business who has pledged to the Armed Forces Covenant?  Or are you a veteran or reservist with your own business?  If so, we at Flying Colours HR, also provide an HR service to businesses.

We provide Human Resources support on an adhoc, retained basis (ie number of hours per week or month) or for specific projects.  We can carry out an audit of your HR processes giving you guidance on what you are legally required to provide and what is ‘best practice’.

See Human Resources, Recruitment and Outsourcing pages for more information.

In addition, you will receive a 15% discount on our standard rates.

 

ARMED FORCES COVENANT

We are delighted to advise we received acceptance of our pledge from 5 July 2021 to the Armed Forces Covenant initiative.

Today, 25 April 2022, we have also applied for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Bronze Award. ERS encourages employers to support Defence and inspire others to do the same.  By submitting our application for the Bronze Award, we are showing our genuine support to do what we can to support HM Forces into employment; we will keep you posted on this.