References, where to get them from?

Discussion in 'Jobs (Discussion)' started by flyingmonkey, Dec 6, 2006.

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  1. I have been out of the army for about a year and a half and self employed. I have been putting in job applications for a number of vacancies. Obviously they have been looking for references. Short of trying to get hold of old bosses/supervisors is there an address that ex servicmen can put down on application forms for perspective employers to contact as a reference? e.g Kentigern House, Glasgow. Or am I left with trying to get hold of old army chums/bosses and ask them if they will be my reference?

    Many thanks

    FM
     
  2. Flyingmonkey I hope this isn't a waaaaah, ask your old muckers. :D
     
  3. Hi Milkybar,

    Not a waaah mate, didnt realise at the time it looked like one :D . I have been in contact with some old muckers who will be referees. I know it sounds wierd but what do you put down on a job application when you are filling in "Former employment" section and it asks for your employers name and address? Like most squaddies I have had multiple postings and multiple addresses, so what would you put?

    Regards

    FM
     
  4. Ive had this recently, its a fcuker to be sure.

    I put down an oppo under referee, and HM forces under empoyment.

    For employers address I put glasgow. and wrote records office next to it.
    Address is on the army website.
     
  5. Isn't your Discharge 'Red Book' meant to be your reference?
    Most large companies understand this.

    For an address use:

    Army Personnel Centre,
    Kentigern House,
    65 Brown Street,
    Glasgow,
    G2 8EX

    Not that they will get a reply!
     
  6. Thanks for the replies.

    Mike_2817 - like you, I have been using the address in my red book at
    Kentigern house. Just wanted to be sure.

    Thanks chaps

    FM
     
  7. I'm on my resettlement course right now, the address is...

    Disclosures 1 (MP520)
    Armry Personnel Centre
    etc etc etc (look above for the rest)

    Hope that helps
     
  8. Or, who ever wrote your last testimonial in your red book..use that...but..to be fair..ive never been asked for my red book, only used it recently to wave under someones (acf) nose who questioned my medals..tosser