Forward Assist Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of ex-forces personnel. Our candidate pool is made up from ex- Army, Navy, RAF and Reservists personnel. We represent a combination of those who have recently left the forces and those who left some time ago and have worked in "civvy street" for a number of years.
Why recruit ex-forces personnel?
These highly skilled individuals come with a wealth of training and experience and also transferable soft skills:
Great Communicators - well practised in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels of seniority.
Great Organisers - tight schedules, project management, time critical tasks - an everyday part of the job
Great at Adapting - adapting to different environments, team mates, processes - second nature!
Great Leaders and Managers, able to give direction, delegate, motivate and inspire others, in adverse situations
Great at Team Working - the military understand the importance of reliance on team members
Headed by Dianne West who has worked in recruitment for 17 years, she decided, in 2014, to “go it alone” and set up an independent agency, to offer an honest and consultative approach to both candidates and clients. To build long-term relationships built on trust, respect and shared ethics.
An agency which, due to the military networks developed over numerous years, can offer candidates often unavailable to the usual high street agencies.
Able to recruit for
Engineering - all types Distribution/ Logistics TrainersHealth & Safety
WarehouseAdministrators Drivers HR
Security Project Managers Construction