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With a database of many thousands of former members of all ranks of the UK Armed Services, the cornerstone to The List is a networking organisation with an established brand of 15 years standing.

The List enables extensive business to business, employment and recruitment networking opportunities serving the needs of employers and recruiters in every sector of the UK economy. It serves the direct personal employment needs of the Service and ex-Service job-seeker and in-business Member who is either moving, or thinking of moving, around the job market.

It affords individual and corporate Members the opportunity for virtual networking and monthly face-to-face business development and job-seeking meetings through The Liquid List.

The unique recruitment opportunities and offerings to employers make it highly attractive and competitive in the business market place.

Through this network The List reaches out to over 1 million ex-forces connected people in the UK workplace and overseas and creates personal recruitment, employment and business opportunities for the remainder of your employed life. It is a gateway to employment for ex-Forces people and the virtual 'hub' for anyone who wants to connect to and network with ex-Services people in the workplace.

The List is a warm, tribal, network which builds on the Service ethos of team-work, selflessness in helping others, trust, reliability and commitment. And it is these very same attitudes and behaviours that set ex-Forces people apart and those which employers and businesses seek.

As soon as you register (no cost - FREE) as an eligible individual you can:

  • Search and apply for jobs
  • Receive mailshots with jobs suited to you
  • Be 'found' by List staff, employers, recruiters and networkers
  • Advertise yourself to thousands of potential employers
  • Attend monthly job-seekers and business networking meetings (The Liquid List)
  • Receive career advice from In-Business members initiated and enabled at Liquid List meetings.
  • Be part of the network for the remainder of your employed life
  • Help and advise other ex-Service people

With low-cost networking annual membership at £30 + VAT or life membership at £50 + VAT you can then take the initiative yourself to search for, contact and network direct with In Business Members to create employment leads and opportunities; and receive no-cost career advice direct from In-Business members whom you contact.  If you are already In Business you can use the network to create business connections and opportunities.

Additionally as a List Life Member you can request unlimited company and director reports (for UK registered companies) to support your job seeking and/or B2B research.  Send your request to research@thelistuk.com

The only UK ex-Forces network to find employment leads

If you only apply for jobs by applying to jobs advertised in the media or on job boards you are halving your chances of finding a job. The List enables you to contact thousands of ex-forces people who are always willing to give you information, advice and guidance. Using the search tools on The List you can find and make direct contact with: people in a town, city or county; in a particular sector; particular firms and companies; those from your Service and/or branch; by former rank; and those you know by name.

Once you have made contact with someone they will be able to give you specific advice about how to approach a particular employer; how you should tailor your CV; how the prospective employer might feel about ex-military people; what training you might need. And best of all they might feed your CV straight to a decision-maker.

You must therefore "network; network; network ...." to create your own opportunities and leads to employment. This network is what makes The List matchless in the ex-Forces community.  You network on The List by upgrading your account once you have logged in.

Search for a job

The List has a unique job board. Because we recognise that there are thousands of people leaving the Forces every year and because ex-Forces people are constantly moving around the job market we 'pull-in' jobs from right across the country and from all sectors in order to present those jobs in one place. And if there isn't a job that catches your eye then we provide a direct internet link to other job boards that might be able to help you. Those jobs which are particularly suited to ex-Forces tend to be listed under the Defence & Armed Forces sector on the job board or contain the keyword 'military' in the description. We list featured jobs on the homepage because those are the ones we are pushing at the time, but there are always hundreds of jobs on the job board.

Advertise your business

In addition to their listing in the network, The List also enables In Business Members to advertise their business or services direct to other Members in the Members area. This inexpensive presence enables a Member to describe the business, provide direct contact information and a web-link to their business

Solutions for Employers, Recruiters and Corporate Members

The List is directly available as a source of human talent and business opportunities for employers and recruiters.

Twenty five thousand people leave the UK Services every year; 80% under the age of 40 and 50% under the age of 25. All have passed through selection, initial training and then developed a vast range of skills, trades and competencies embracing every facet of the delivery of the UK's Defence capability. It is this talent that joins The List, initially as job seekers, and then remain 'on board' as In Business Members furthering their own personal and business needs for the remainder of their employed life.

This infinite network enables individual Members and The List to reach into every sector of the UK economy, and overseas markets, to find the talent that employers seek; talent that has grounding in Defence but is continually being topped-up by experience, progression and success in other sectors. And because of the relative ease with which The List can source this talent, the recruitment offerings are immeasurably abated to those normally found in recruitment and HR sectors.

This network and the connection to over a million people is the USP of The List; no other organisation is able to offer such penetration of the ex-Forces community.

Other suppliers, professional intermediaries, headhunters and recruitment agencies, especially those supplying to the UK Defence sector and MOD, use The List themselves to source and deliver talent to their clients arguably more costly to employers if they were not to engage with The List direct.

The List is the formal recruiting partner of the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries trade association (A|D|S) thus delivering competitive advantage to 2,600 member companies and benefits from privileged access to those companies. The List is not an agency along traditional lines but rather a unique business organisation that is geared up to deliver real, value added, business development solutions direct to In-Business Members through the network and to clients availing themselves of recruitment offerings.

Recruitment Solutions:

We seek to adopt a partnering (special relationship) approach with clients to bring to bear our capability, experience and market position and knowledge to guarantee exemplary service delivery direct to a client through: shorter and timely supply chains; direct control over service delivery; avoidance of the use of subcontractors and intermediaries and a single point of contact and responsibility.

Basic Recruitment Services: The List offers highly competitive and abated standard recruitment solutions but always envisages and seeks to build bespoke and responsive solutions to meet the needs of a client. Our range of basic offerings covers:

  • Basic job advertising on the job board.  Cost £50 + VAT (non-members); £25 + VAT (Corporate List and List Life Members rate)
  • Targeted mailshots to job seekers and job browsers.  Cost £350 + VAT (non-members); £250 + VAT (List Life Members rate)

Pay for Job

Pay for Mailshots

Advanced Recruitment Solutions:

With the exceptional power of the network and the ability to source candidates from across the complete employment spectrum, The List offers the following:

Managed Recruitment Solution Level 1: The production of a long-list of suitable, screened, candidates derived through extensive networking, refined through candidate assessment and filtering at significantly abated rates to industry norms.

Managed Recruitment Solution Level 2: A traditional full search assignment to deliver an interviewed short-list to the client at significantly abated rates to industry norms.

Contingent recruitment:  Please contact us for fee rates.

Provision of Contractors: All the above methods are used to source suitable talent for employment as contractors but we then apply a different charging regime based on a per day % levy of the day rate.

Media & On-line Advertising: As required

Depending on the nature of the requirement The List is able to respond to the KPIs below, but would prefer to work with the client to be able to generate a service where employer risk is reduced to the absolute minimum:

  • Response to vacancy: Same business day guaranteed if before 4pm.
  • Targeted Mailshot: Same business day guaranteed if before 4pm
  • Contingent Search & networking: Within 24hrs of notification of vacancy
  • Contingent CV submission: Within 72hrs routinely; urgent vacancy within 24hrs

Corporate List Membership:

Whilst The List is a membership organisation made up of individuals it offers Corporate Membership to employers to enable them to derive significant financial benefit and abatements, additional advertising and marketing and direct access to the network along with a presence in the ex-Service community.

Basic Corporate Membership allows The List to be in the Members mind and proactive and responsive to additional requirements right across the business offering:

  • The opportunity to approach other List members and their businesses direct for B2B development purposes.
  • Half-price job advertising
  • Recruitment Services at a Corporate List member rate
  • Face to face business networking at Liquid Lists (LL - the monthly networking meetings),
  • The opportunity to approach individual List members as potential candidates for employment at LL,
  • The opportunity to display 'discrete' marketing material at LL,
  • One free 5-10 minute speaking 'slot' per annum at each of the venues of the monthly Liquid List,
  • 'Free' recruitment from LL should the Corporate Member pick-up and finally place somebody arising from a LL initial meeting,
  • Live banner and company synopsis on The List website in Featured Employer and Featured Businesses area linking to the Member's website,
  • Other, mutually agreed, bespoke opportunities to focus on specific needs of the Member
  • The Corporate member is in our mind as we go about List business; our entrepreneurial and innovative approach to potential opportunities and B2B networking could add to your value stream.

We also offer other Corporate packages built upon Corporate Basic.