Former Military Recruitment


Add a Unique Skill Set to Your Workforce
Give your business a strategic advantage, by hiring former military personnel with incomparable experience and skills to compliment your existing workforce.  Employers today are becoming increasingly aware of the unique attributes that Former Military Personnel can bring to any organisation.

Not only do they possess a range of highly sought after vocational skills, service leavers also have a commendable mindset and attitude that is valuable to any business.


What Qualities Can Former Military Personnel Offer Your Business?

  • LOYALTY - Military personnel bring with them an intrinsic understanding of how loyalty adds to team proficiency and builds trust in a work environment. For business leaders looking to make a thoughtful long-term investment in an employee, military personnel can often outperform other candidates as proven team players.
  • RELIABILITY - The cost of employee turnover can be a considerable factor for any business. Through military service, training, and lifestyle, Former Military Personnel will typically have an ingrained commitment and work ethic that would add value to any organisation.
  • PRODUCTIVITY FOCUS - Military Personnel have been trained to work toward efficiency, ask for guidance when needed and exercise self-discipline in professional settings. If you’re actively building a corporate culture of increased productivity and strong motivation, military candidates should be considered, not only for their hard skills, but also for the soft skills they bring with them to civilian business settings.
  • DIVERSE COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Military personnel understand that good communication needs to be flexible to be able to connect with a diverse audience. Trained in effective writing and professional communications, military personnel know that being successful in today’s world means being able to communicate accurately and efficiently with people from all walks of life.


Civilian Work AttachmentsA key recommendation of Lord Ashcroft’s Veteran’s Transition Review in 2014 recommended the creation of work placement schemes – Civilian Work Attachments (CWA’s). These are a great opportunity for service leavers and potential employers to get to know one another.Those in the process of leaving the military are often able to complete work experience placements whilst still serving, therefore still being paid by the MOD. These placements can last from one day to several weeks, enabling you to make a cost-fee appraisal of a candidate, prior to making any commitment.


Our CandidatesWe have a talent pool of not only service personnel making the transition from military to civilian life, but also those that have left the military previously and gained valuable experience in a myriad of sectors in the commercial arena.

Many of our former military candidates still have access to funding provided by the MOD to gain civilian training, qualifications and credentials in a multitude of subjects up to five years after they have left the military, a valuable asset to any potential employer in the ever demanding workplace.


A Hidden Pool of Talent

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We are proud to have our division showcased in the Drake Business Review Magazine.

CLICK HERE to read more about how we help employers to tap into this hidden pool of talent.


To find out more about the benefits of adding personnel with a unique skill-set to your workforce, please visit our specialist website:

Drake Former Military Website

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