An introduction to the Armed Forces Community programme

Written by Kate MizonArmed Forces Covenant Co-Lead Dear Shaping Portsmouth Community,  I hope this letter finds you well.  I’m Kate, one of the two leads at the Armed Forces Programme. My co-lead Andy Moss and I wanted to get in touch to introduce ourselves, and to explain how we hope to support businesses and the […]

Recognising the Female Veteran Identity

Written by Kirsty HillEducation & Community Lead Hi. I’m Kirsty, Shaping Portsmouth’s Education & Community Lead and a Royal Navy Veteran. The term Veteran, or soldier, typically evokes a male image, even female Veterans themselves don’t always identify with the term. Women have been present and serving in wars since the beginning, yet historically women […]

How to positively employ veterans transitioning from the Military

Written by Kate MizonArmed Forces Covenant Co-Lead As a veteran of 22 years, post-service by 18 months, I have fallen into the ‘job hopping’ category. If you’re not aware of what that is, then I’ll explain. According to research, upon leaving the Armed Forces, almost 42% of veterans will take up between 3 – 5 […]