Career events and insight days

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS)

We host successful National Employment & Careers Fairs across the country and our aim is to continuously introduce the Armed Forces community to companies and try to ensure they are fully aware of the benefits of employing from this community.

Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

BFRS is a Community Interest Company (CIC). We are a Social Enterprise that was created to work in support of the Armed Forces community. We support them by working with companies across the UK that are looking to hire, re-train, and offer career advice to them. A CIC is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community (for us the Armed Forces community), rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. CICs tackle a wide range of social and environmental issues. For us it to ensure the Armed Forces community are not disadvantaged due to their service.

Visit the BFRS site to find out more.


NHS Step Into Health


Step Into Health has been created because the NHS recognises the transferable skills and cultural values that the armed forces community develop, and how they are compatible with those required within NHS roles.

Step Into Health is open to all service leavers, veterans and their families. It is an incredible opportunity in which employers are working with the armed forces community to provide career and development opportunities within the NHS. Whether you are interested in catering, maintenance, administration, finance, communications, management, or a role in one of the clinical services, to name but a few, this programme will benefit you. The NHS is keen to invite you to explore your transferable skills and the potential training and career opportunities available. 

Step Into Health has launched a new online system to help members of the Armed Forces community transition to a new career in the NHS. The online system allows service leavers, veterans, reservists, cadet force volunteers and their families to register their interest in an NHS career and connect with NHS organisations. Interested candidates can record their skills and experience as well as their location preferences and preferred work areas. NHS organisations which are part of the Step Into Health programme will be able to see interested candidates’ profiles and invite them to information days and set up work placements.

If you are a clinically qualified individual who has previously worked or been registered with General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council or General Pharmaceutical Council and wish to return to the NHS, please visit . Thank you.

Access the new system and connect to Step Into Health here.

Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

Step Into Health was created because the NHS recognises the transferable skills and cultural values that the armed forces community develop, and how they are compatible with those required within NHS roles. 91 NHS organisations have pledged to Step Into Health since its national launch in January 2018 including organisations in all regions of England and two in Wales.

Visit the Step Into Health site to find out more.


St. James's Place Academy

The St. James’s Place Academy offers high quality events for individuals to hear from influential speakers about St. James’s Place and the Academy opportunity. Join us at one of our events local to you. 

The St. James’s Place Academy provides high calibre and driven individuals an exciting opportunity to build a career in financial planning and wealth management as part of a two-year career change programme.

Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

  • We will be coordinating the signing of The Armed Forces Covenant post General Election.
  • Working towards receiving acknowledgement from the MOD Employment Recognition Scheme (Gold) in 2020. 
  • We hold military specific Academy events to highlight our retraining and career change programme.
  • The Academy has strong bonds with ex-military personnel and are proud to have trained many ex-servicemen and women to successfully graduate from the Academy programme.
  • We are partnered with many military support organisations.
  • We have established a SJP Military Network (90+ employees and SJP Partners (financial advisers) from across all the services) which manages our military affiliation across the SJP company.
  • Due to launch our SJP Military LinkedIn page.

Visit the St James's Place to find out more.


The InDependent Spouse

Free & Online

Are you running a business whilst living the 'magnolia walled life'? You're not alone! Connect with others, just like you, building transient, posting-proof businesses whilst living this modern military life. Listen to the inspiring podcast interviews of successful military spouse business owners, network virtually with others across the country, or find answers to your business questions in the growing online community. The InDependent Spouse - Inspiring entrepreneurial military spouses to be empowered in business, re-define their identity and gain confidence through collaboration. 

‘Milspo Meet-Ups from The Milspo Business Network™ - Every Wednesday, 10.30am BST. 

Log-in each week via this link and join others, just like you for a supportive and informative group chat. We talk about business, how you are coping with the recent events and how our amazing community is pulling together to support each other. As time progresses we'll have themed meet-ups and expert speakers and will break into smaller groups for focused discussions. ALL military spouses, partners, and other-halves running or thinking of starting a business welcome.

The Milspo Business Network™ is a global network that supports all UK military spouses, partners and other-halves to build the business of their dreams. Using digital solutions to provide valid and functional training, networking and access to a community not limited by location. A network to help inspire this often isolated but inspirational community living the ‘magnolia walled life’ and running their own business. The Milspo Business Network is a subsidiary of The InDependent Spouse CIC.'


Our commitment to the Armed Forces community

The InDependent Spouse is committed to supporting the partners and spouses of serving personnel by creating a platform to showcase their brilliance and inspire others who dream of achieving their own goals. At the heart of the project is a commitment to showing the positives of life within the Armed Forces Community. It aims to stop the social isolation of running a business combined with operational service life, and to inspire spouses in business! Launched in 2018 by a military spouse in business, for ALL military spouses and partners in business.

Visit The InDependent Spouse site to find out more.