Forces Recruitment Solutions Group Ltd specialise in placing Ex-Military candidates into Civilian Employment. This includes members of the Armed Forces that are currently leaving, as well as those who have already left.

Graham Brown, Managing Director at Forces Recruitment Solutions
Graham BrownManaging Director

Graham joined the Army in 1987 as a musician, completing a one-year course at the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall and serving as a medic in the first Gulf War. He left the Army in 1993 to pursue a career in sales and spent eight years in media sales working initially for the education specialist, Hobsons Publishing selling on print and electronic graduate and undergraduate titles. From there, he was headhunted to be Sales Manager of The Officer and RAF In-Flight magazines and was responsible for the concept and development of Quest magazine. Following the completion of an MA in Film Composition, he left Quest as Publishing Development Director to set up Forces Recruitment Services, the first commercial consultancy to assist ex-military candidates across all ranks and services in 2001.

FRS has gone from strength to strength since 2001 helping thousands of ex-military candidates from all service backgrounds into work.

FRS is the market leader in ex-military recruitment and the place of choice for employers and job seekers alike. Graham is immensely proud of what FRS continues to build.

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Colin Date, Regional Director (North London) at Forces Recruitment Solutions
Colin DateRegional Director (North London)

Colin brings a wealth of experience to FRS, having served 12 years with the Royal Air Force Security Branch. Since leaving the Royal Air Force he worked with British Airways for 10 years in security operations and global loss reduction investigation and strategy management roles.  This was followed by heading up security for the highly successful Qatar Airways and its group of companies. Based for 12 years in Doha, Qatar Colin understands the Service structures, the commercial equivalent and the multitude of valuable skills someone with an Armed Forces background can transfer to specialist market sectors.  He intends to build long term partnerships working collaboratively with clients and candidates.

Colin will focus exclusively on matching exceptional people with quality jobs across a broad range of market sectors.  His aim is to offer a wide range of roles for people who are leaving the military and looking to launch their second careers as well as to assist those who have already gained commercial experience to progress further.  He is committed to ensuring that business and industry from all sectors, both in the UK and globally, from SMEs to multi-national blue-chip organisations, benefit from the undoubted skills and experience that individuals with an Ex-Military background will bring.  Colin firmly believes that working closely and openly with clients and candidates is essential to success.

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Bill Tharp, Senior Account Manager at Forces Recruitment Solutions
Bill TharpSenior Account Manager

Since leaving the University of Arizona in 1994, Bill has had a colourful and varied career. After being commissioned in the U.S. Navy, Bill started flight training and entered the fleet as a P-3 Orion pilot. He deployed worldwide to duty stations all over the Pacific Rim, South East Asia and Europe. His last tour was as an exchange officer with RAF 120 Squadron in Kinloss, Scotland flying the Nimrod MR2.

After 11 years’ service, Bill went to work in the private sector for a company providing ergonomic support and products to companies and individuals across the United States. Simultaneously, he put himself through a teacher training course to become a Teacher of History. Having achieved his teaching certification in 2010, he and his family decided to move back the Britain, where he found a teaching position in Ely.

Bill joined the FRS team in September 2018 and is very excited to use his service and resettlement experience in his new position as a recruitment consultant.

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William Son, Senior Recruitment Resourcer at Forces Recruitment Solutions
William SonSenior Recruitment Resourcer

William was born and raised in London where he later studied his A-levels in Music, Music Technology and Maths at the John Lyon School in Harrow. In 2014, William completed a BSc Psychology degree at Goldsmiths, University of London; fulfilling his desire to learn about behaviour.

Afterwards, William travelled across Europe, and during this time was self-employed as a proof-reader and copy-editor. After returning to the UK in mid-2015, William took upon a chance to join Forces Recruitment Services as a Recruitment Resourcer to utilise his skills, and bring his ranging experiences and knowledge to the work place.

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Jo Bregeon, Office Manager at Forces Recruitment Solutions
Jo BregeonOffice Manager

Jo joined FRS in January 2017.  Her working life began in the hospitality industry as a hotel receptionist and in later years she owned and ran a restaurant with her husband.  Subsequently she moved into the Pharmaceutical sector where she trained as a Pharmaceutical GMP Auditor and audited companies to ensure that their working practices adhered to Regulatory Guidelines.

Jo looks after the finance and admin side of the business.

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