Ex-Military recruitment agency listing

Ex-military personnel are in high demand due to the high calibre of their training and their commitment to time-keeping and discipline. Many people trained by the armed forces find employment in the engineering, security and loss prevention sectors.

The armed forces in the UK provide some of the best vocational training in the world, and many leave service with nationally recognised qualifications in engineering, vehicle maintenance and construction. There are some recruitment agencies and employers who are specifically looking for ex-military personnel to fill their staff vacancies. Candidates for these roles usually need to have left active service, and they will also need to have excellent references from a commanding officer.

The range of companies offering employment to ex-forces personnel is extremely wide and varied. From national security specialists to specialised engineering firms, these organisations recognise that the standard of applicants from this section of society is very high. In some cases, however, candidates will be asked to complete aptitude tests and competency-based interviews - particularly for engineering roles.

The recent cuts by the Ministry of Defence have led to a sudden increase in the number of ex-military personnel looking for employment, so the competition for the best jobs is fierce. However, those with specialist skills acquired during service will stand an excellent chance of finding permanent employment. Engineers can expect a salary of between £20,000 and £40,000, and security workers should expect to receive between £14,000 and £18,000 per year.

 
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  • Tiro Associates Ltd (automotive, aerospace & electronics industry specialists)

    We provide high calibre Engineering and Commercial, contract and permanent staff, from Graduate to Director level, to global players in the automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics sectors. We are committed to providing a high quality and cost effective service that is tailored to your individual needs.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Global
    • Fryerning Place, 4 Fryerning Lane, Chelmsford, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4 0LQ
  • Recruit Mint Ltd

    With over 70 years experience in recruitment, Recruit Mint understand that a perfect match between candidate and post is as important as any business plan. Whether you’re in the commercial, technical or industrial sectors, we go the extra mile to find the right fit – which means less time wasted and better staff retention. With offices in Peterborough and Huntingdon, improving lives is our goal, for the employer and the jobseeker.
    Coverage 60 mile radius of Peterborough
    • 118 Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 6WA
    • 5 High Street, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE29 3TE
  • Multi Trades Recruitment Ltd

    Multi Trades Recruitment specialise in the delivery of Construction trades and labour, Engineering, technical, management and overseas employees in a permanent, temporary and contract capacity.
    Coverage UK, Europe, Middle East and World Wide
    • 1-3 The Courtyard, Calvin Street, Bolton, Manchester, BL1 8PB
    • The Dower House, 108 High Street, London, Berks, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BL
  • Resilient Management Solutions

    Defence Leadership, Management & Director level Headhunting ONLY via Competitor Analysis & Hierarchy Mapping Services across all market verticals within the United Kingdom & Europe. Our salary brackets tend to start at 40k up to 300k compensation & benefits packages. Pure Search headhunting practice, no job boards & we do not rely on a database. Competitive fixed pricing, no upfront fees.
    Coverage United Kingdom & Europe
    • Ground Floor, 244 Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9NY
  • Premier Technical Recruitment

    Premier Technical Recruitment are experts in the provision of permanent engineering and technical recruitment solutions across the UK, and offer highly competitive rates and more than 20 years experience in delivering the highest levels of service.
    Coverage UK wide
    • PTR House, Suffolk Way, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3XD
  • Platinum Personnel Solutions

    With over 20 years experience in recruitment covering a large number of industry sectors, we are a local Recruitment Agency providing local people to local companies in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk.
    Coverage Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex
    • Unit 5 East Suffolk Business Centre, King Georges Avenue, Ipswich, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4US
  • Bluefire Engineering & Technical

    Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Oil & Gas, Automotive and Chemical recruitment amongst others. Our nationwide spread of branches enables us to fill permanent, temporary and contract roles across the UK; utilising psychometric and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited and our consultants are experts within the engineering sector.
    Coverage UK Wide
    23 Offices Nationwide
  • Catfoss Engineering Recruitment Ltd

    With 25 years experience of providing technical staffing solutions nationwide, Catfoss Recruitment have the knowledge to offer a comprehensive service to companies within the Defence sector. Working in all areas of the industry including Aerospace, Naval and General Engineering, we supply candidates with both the personality and skill sets that meet your recruitment needs. We fill permanent, temporary and short/long term contract vacancies.
    Coverage UK Wide
    • Tickton Hall, Tickton, Yorkshire, Beverley, HU17 9RX
    • PO BOX 980, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN5 9AU
  • Influx Recruitment

    Service the engineering sector of the defence industry with design engineers as well as CAD technicians and mechanical engineers. Influx can also supply documentation services and project management.
    Coverage UK and Worldwide
    • Office 26, Fife Renewables Innovation Centre, Ajax Way, Fife, Scotland, Leven, KY8 3RS
  • Options Recruitment (Scotland) Ltd

    Within our diverse organisation we have expertise in a number of areas, and within these areas we recruit the full spectrum of candidates. We have a renowned reputation of providing a first class service to both clients and candidates alike.
    Coverage Throughout the United Kingdom
    • Comely Park Business Centre, 16 Comeley Park, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7HU
  • HRGO Recruitment Limited

    An industry with importance, recruiting for roles within Defence is something we have been doing for nearly 60 years. A strong, working knowledge of the industry, our savvy and professional consultants have recruited for roles such as Aerodynamicists, Avionics Engineers and Purchasing Managers. Whether it's for candidates or clients, our experience is fundamental in providing the successful solutions you want.
    Coverage All locations in in England and scotland
    20 Offices Nationwide
  • Interaction Construction Recruitment

    Including Aerospace, Naval and Land, Interaction Construction Recruitment can find the most suitable professionals within the Defence industry for your business. Our rigorous sourcing and pre-screening process enables us to supply the best Assemblers, Engineers and CAD Operators available. We have offices across the UK and pride ourselves on the cost-effective and professional staffing solutions that we provide for permanent and temporary roles.
    Coverage UK wide
    27 Offices Nationwide
  • Commercial Consultants (UK) Ltd

    We are an ISO/REC certified agency offering a personalised service tailored to our clients’ needs. Our expert team consists of both industry and recruitment specialists, and our in-depth interview procedure ensures we always provide the highest quality candidates, whether from the UK, abroad or ex-pats.
    Coverage UK, Europe and Worldwide
    • Commercial House, Great Northern Court, Great Northern Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1LR
    • 288 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QP
  • Multitask Personnel Ltd

    Need the perfect candidate? Why not let us work for you, saving time and money. We have a team of dedicated and experienced recruiters within each of our specialist sectors, Trades & Technical, Clerical & Professional, Hospitality & Retail and Industrial & Driving. We provide, Temporary, Sub Contract and Permanent recruitment solutions on a Nationwide basis.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 18 Nightingale Court, Nightingale Close, Sheffield, Rotherham, Yorkshire, S60 2AB
    • Office B11, Lodge House, Cow Lane, Manchester, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1NN
  • M8 Recruitment Ltd

    M8 Recruitment specialises in construction, facilities management, engineering, security and technical recruitment providing both temporary and permanent staff We have a wide variety of jobs and experienced recruitment consultants to offer help and guidance to both clients and candidates across the UK
    Coverage UK wide / European
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    • Henleaze Business Centre, 13 Harbury Road, Henleaze, Bristol, Avon, BS9 4PN
    • Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1LX
    • King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7AT
    • Unit 10 LG 1A, The LeatherMarket, 108 Weston Street, London, Greater London, SE1 3ER
    • Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G1 1QN
    • 2nd Floor, Freedman House, Christopher Wren Yard, 117 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1QG
    • Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1PT

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Ex-Military Salary Rates
Low Pay:£33,500
Medium Pay:£51,500
High Pay:£67,000
6 Month Change:Down 3.9%
Sample Size:13
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Average Ex-Military Salaries by Region
East Anglia
£55k
London
£92k
Home Counties
£46k
South East
£55k
South West
£44k
Welsh Borders
£41k
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