Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Army Families Federation - Free online Accounting Qualification Courses

Take a look at this amazing opportunity to gain accounting qualifications through FREE online courses. 

We recommend anyone interested joins the webinar on 17th December at 19:30, an exclusive for Army families. For more details read here http://www.aff.org.uk/linkedfiles/aff/acca-xtheaff.pdf or contact our Employment and Training Specialist, Laura Lewin at etam@aff.org.uk

The course itself is FREE but there is a fee to register with ACCA and to take the exams.

Want to apply? Email jonathan.maddams@accaglobal.com and state you are an Army family who saw this promotion on the AFF Facebook page

Monday, 7 December 2015

Keeping families safe on social media

It's always a good idea to keep yourself safe on social media so here's some good help and advice to make sure your privacy settings are set correctly.
Perhaps a quick safety check idea for all the family, after dinner.

You can never be too careful:

Social networking sites are great for keeping in touch with family and friends, and letting the world know what you’re up to. The ‘Online engagement guidelines’ make it clear that we encourage the safe and responsible use of social networking sites.
This page contains guidance on how to stay safe and to think about what you post online. Remember, that there may be those who use such sites for unsavoury reasons.

Be extra careful if you have identified yourself as being a member of the military or an MOD civilian.

There is a short guide to appropriate social media behaviour for defence personnel.
You can also download the Personal security online (PDF, 1.55MB, 11 pages) file which contains some more detailed guidance.

Security and privacy settings

Whenever you join a social network, you should always look at the privacy and security settings. Do this frequently as settings are subject to change. For example, on Facebook, access to friends only (Friends except Acquaintances) is always a good option as means others (friends of your friends) can't browse your pages, who you potentially don't know.
Each social network deals with privacy and security in different ways, and you shouldn’t share information on their service until you know where that could end up.

Pictures and videos

Pictures are powerful and often revealing assets that can also pose a risk to personal and operational security if placed in the wrong hands.
Whether in a professional or personal capacity, you should always consider what information you are revealing through imagery you publish online.
Always consider how the images and videos you publish might be interpreted, and what level of information they are displaying. Remember, unless you have appropriate privacy settings activated, there is a strong chance your images can be viewed by the wider public. Consider whether you wish to identify yourself, your colleagues, family members or your location, and how you are representing your profession.
There are video clips and lots more information on the GOV.UK website.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Equipped Resettlement Magazine - September/October Issue

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Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Employment Fairs 2016

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Secure your place at a CTP Employment Fair - 2016 dates now available for booking!

Lipreading and managing hearing loss programme for armed Services and ex-Services personnel 18th Jan – 27th June 2016


A unique programme from Citylit in partnership with The Royal British Legion and open to all who are happy to commute and not just those who live in London. For more information and an application form log onto  

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