How does FRS help Ex-Military Job Seekers?
Why not ask our candidates?
Since 2001, FRS has supported thousands of ex-military candidates in finding new careers in sectors ranging from Engineering, Logistics, Construction, Security, Aviation, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications & IT, plus many more. Below is just a sample of the feedback we regularly receive from service leavers that we've supported over the years.
I would like to show my appreciation to all the staff at FRS for helping me secure a permanent job as a Gas Engineer.
After being out of work for 6 months from leaving the Army in March, I was losing hope and feeling quite demotivated. Thank heavens I come across FRS. Most hands on, proactive agency I have used. FRS managed to secure me a job after a week of being with this agency. The support and guidance from FRS was superb (first interview – smashed it and I couldn’t have done that without you guys). Where as other agencies had failed to get me back into work for 6 months.
I would strongly recommend this company to my colleagues who are approaching the end of their service. 10 out of 10 – again thank you for your dedication in getting me back into work in civvy street. Keep up the hard work!
James L. (Soldier – British Armed Forces)
The team at FRS had an excellent speed of response and were courteous at all times. They supported me in securing employment in the audio visual industry, providing the support and information i needed to make the transition from the armed forces to civvy street. I would definately recommend FRS to ex-military personnel seeking employment via a recruitment consultancy.
Paul M (Ex-Corporal British Army)
Placed by FRS as a Team Leader within a specialist waste management company.
I joined the Army in 2003 and I have completed 3 Operational Tours, 2 to Iraq and 1 to Afghanistan. I served with the Royal Artillery for 11 years and I left the Army in December 2014, where I reached the rank of Lance Bombardier (LBdr). The reason for leaving the Army was that I was coming to the end of my contract, I felt that there was going to be difficulties finding employment and also adapting to civilian life. The other difficulty I thought I would find hard would be proving to potential employers that I was employable and have good qualities to bring to their company, I thought though they would be looking for experienced and highly qualified workers.
I chose FRS as I was recommended them and also I have heard good things about them. FRS helped me in many ways: they helped me find employment, but most of all they kept me updated through all stages from Application to Interview.
I would 100% recommend FRS to any service leaver.
Ex-Military Lance Bombardier (British Army)
Working with Isabelle and the team at FRS was a good experience. I was given clear advice on what to expect at interview and this had a positive effect on the outcome. Any questions I had throughout the process were answered on the same day. Through the guidance and advice I was given I successfully gained the position I applied for. Thank you.
Ian P (Ex-Corporal British Army)
Placed by FRS as a Senior Maintenance Manager in Coventry.
I would like to thank you personally for all the assistance that you gave me in obtaining my current role. From your initial phone call, your enthusiasm buoyed me along the whole recruitment process. I was reassured by the conversations we had before and after both interviews and went in to each interview relaxed and confident.
Your professionalism throughout was a credit to FRS, who I would wholeheartedly recommend to any company and service leavers / ex-military job seekers. In the current climate of redundancies across the UK Armed Forces, it is good to know there are people like yourselves out there to assist in the transition to civilian employment.
I look forward to working with you to find suitable applicants for the positions I now need to get filled within my department.
Many thanks for your help in my recent successful job application. FRS carry out the extremely useful role of matching military skills to their civilian counterparts which is very difficult for someone who has very little knowledge of "civilian HR speak". Your help and assistance, along with words of encouragement, were gratefully received.
Ex-Military Warrant Officer (WO1) - Royal Logistics Corps
Placed by FRS as a Fabrication Shop Foreman.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank FRS for all their hard work in finding me the position of fabrication shop foreman. Not only was I contacted immediately after every job I applied for on the FRS website to acknowledge my application and talk me through any selection processes, (a courtesy that many other recruitment agencies did not extend) but FRS also actively sought out jobs that suited my skill set and contacted employers on my behalf to recommend me for the positions.
It was this proactive approach that led to me being placed in my current position. FRS approached my new employer, with my full consent, having recognised the qualities on my CV that come from a 22 year career in the British Army.
During the various stages of application and interviewing for my new position FRS kept in constant contact with both me and my potential employer, guiding me through the whole process and answering all of my questions along the way.
Having spent over eight months searching for a job after the engineering company I was previously employed with closed down, I was placed in my new position within two months of first making contact via the FRS website. Because of this I would not hesitate to use the services of FRS in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend them both to any ex forces personnel who not only need a new job, but would like a whole new career that suits their training and experience.
Once again, thanks to all at FRS for all the help and guidance offered to me, and all the best for the Future.
Ex-Army (22 years Military Service)