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May 6th 2019

Skills and Training

Ex forces are trained and skilled to the highest levels.  Expertise ranges from senior executive leadership, through operational management, to technical and supervisory skills. The armed forces train and develops specialist skills including:

  • Business Services

  • Information Technology

  • Transport and Logistics

  • Engineering

  • Security

  • Physical Training


The armed forces thrive under pressure and are used to delivering against tight deadlines.  A career in the armed forces promotes flexibility, loyalty, self discipline, reliability, a strong sense of duty and commitment, the ability to use your  initiative and the ability to cope with change. Core competencies include:

  • Communication skills practised with internal and external stakeholders

  • Organisational skills

  • Leadership and management skills

  • High degree of professionalism

  • Problem solving

  • Self-motivation

  • Health and Safety, Security awareness and best practice

  • Team working

Our work with employers highlights the skills and competencies of Service Leaver and Veterans.