The Saluting Post - April 2022

  • From training recruits to health and fitness entrepreneur: Former Para takes jump into booming industry

    Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 by Faye CoppNo comments

    A former paratrooper has taken the leap to start his own business in the health and fitness industry with the highest ranked fitness franchise in the UK. Rob Francis started his 15-year career in the Armed Forces with the Royal Marine Reserves, then joined the Parachute Regiment as an Officer. Rob always had a passion for fitness but it wasn’t the industry he wanted to pursue when his military ...

  • In-demand military skills needed for frontline opportunity at world’s largest tech employer

    Posted on Friday, April 22, 2022 by Faye CoppNo comments

    Award-winning innovative tech company, IBM, is seeking military talent who are looking to revamp their career in a new training programme. Awarded Silver in the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme, IBM regularly voted ‘the best place to work’ and is a known champion of ex-military personnel within their workplace. The new Field System Support Training programme, to learn the skills ...

  • Government urges businesses to take advantage of National Insurance relief when hiring veterans

    Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2022 by Jess CarterNo comments

    Businesses hiring military veterans can now save their firms thousands of pounds in employee National Insurance contributions, thanks to a scheme launched by the government’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs. From today (6 April 2022), employers will not have to pay National Insurance contributions for veterans in their first year of civilian employment after leaving the armed forces. Businesses will ...