Resettlement and Ex-forces

Trusted Resettlement and Ex-forces Education

Since 1996, CNet Training has educated thousands of Service Leavers, providing them with the skills, hands-on experience and sought after qualifications to enter the lucrative network cable and data centre sectors. Today, CNet is the only industry dedicated education provider in the world to provide both internationally recognised qualifications and official certification for their programs.

CNet is proud to be the originators of The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework which forms the benchmark education for the industry across the world. It maps professional education programs to actual career routes and progression throughout the industry allowing learners to enhance their skills, knowledge, industry recognised qualifications and official certifications as they progress. And, of course, many programs are eligible for ELC funding allowing Service Leavers extra help to continue to progress their careers.

Every CNet technical education program has been carefully designed to blend technical knowledge with essential hands-on skills that are needed for the industry. We have an on-going schedule to regularly review the content of each program to ensure it reflects the very latest changes in technology, in addition to preparing students for possible new and emerging industry trends that are just around the corner. Plus, working alongside major companies in the industry CNet Training ensures each program content continues to meet the needs of the industry today and reflects the emerging future trends.
CNet believe that it’s the combination of program design, alongside the quality of expert Instructors, many of whom are ex-Forces themselves, that form the secret of their on-going success.Read more about the network infrastructure industry by downloading our The Digital Infrastructure Industry and Career Overview.

Resettlement

Selecting where to spend your resettlement grant is a big step. The experienced CNet resettlement team understand this and will help every step of the way as you make this important decision. We always have someone on hand to speak with to help ensure that you make the right decision. When you speak with us there’s no obligation and no pressure selling.

ELC Funding

Before being eligible to make an ELC claim, individual scheme members must have completed no less than six years eligible service (lower tier).

The lower tier (six years service or more) of funding is up to £1,000 per claim instalment. The higher tier (eight years service) is up to £2,000 per claim instalment. Only service accumulated since 1st April 2000, may be counted as eligible service for the purpose of the ELC Scheme.

Service leavers are entitled to make three ELC claims in total. They can only make one claim per financial year (1 April - 31 March), however if they have served between 6 and 8 years they are eligible to aggregate all three claims together.

Resettlement and ELC Funded Education Programs

Work Placements

We want to ensure that Service Leavers are in the best position to get a job in the industry after completing their resettlement program with us, so CNet has created an additional work placement as part of the Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program. Following the CNCI® program, Service Leavers work with CNet’s resettlement team and are placed with a cable installation company for a 10-day work placement. This work placement provides valuable on-the-job experience, and as the industry is facing a skills shortage, a lot of these companies are looking for new recruits so the work placement could be compared to a 10-day interview. What better way to show your knowledge and skills than being put in front of a team every day for two weeks.

Contact the Resettlement and Ex-forces team

To talk about your new career or, if you are already in the industry and want to progress your knowledge further, please contact Emily Jessup, Resettlement Advisor.


Call: +44 (0)1284 767100

Email:  ejessup@cnet-training.com

Other information:
Quest Magazine | ELCAS

CNet Receives Silver Award in Employer Recognition Scheme

CNet has pledged to support the armed forces community by signing the national Armed Forces Covenant and receiving the silver award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - find out more here.

CNet Supports the Armed Forces Community

"CNet has always supported those who have served and who are currently serving and all those connected with the armed forces. We strongly believe the experience gained in the armed forces provides key transferable knowledge, skills and disciplines to work across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors, plus attributes that can be of huge value to businesses.

CNet employs many ex-forces personnel as expert Instructors who deliver our technical education programs across the globe as well as a number of reservists and I am tremendously proud to have them as part of the CNet team."

CNet ex-military Instructors Featured in Quest Magazine

Quest Magazine interviewed four members of the CNet Training Instructor team who have all enjoyed military service before taking their valuable experience into the commercial sector and becoming successful in their chosen careers. Read the interview in full here.

News

National Insurance Tax Break for Employment Armed Forces Veterans

The Government has designed a new policy to provide a holiday from employer National Insurance contributions for a full year for every new employee leaving the Armed Forces.

Read more here -  https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/supporting-veterans-transition-to-civilian-life-through-employment

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, before being eligible to make an Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) claim, individual scheme members must have completed no less than six years eligible service (lower tier). The lower tier (six years service or more) of funding is up to £1,000 per claim instalment. The higher tier (eight years service) is up to £2,000 per claim instalment. Only service accumulated since 1st April 2000, may be counted as eligible service for the purpose of the ELC Scheme.

Service leavers are entitled to make three ELC claims in total. They can only make one claim per financial year (1st April - 31st March); however, if they have served between 6 and 8 years, they are eligible to aggregate all three claims together.

All the resettlement program costs and costs after ELC contribution are listed on the CNet Training resettlement page here.

Programs are available either via Classroom-based or Live Instructor-led Remote Attendance, where suitable. Some of the resettlement programs are also available as a distance learning program, including the fully video narrated Data Centre Fundamentals program and the three-year Masters Degree in Data Centre Management and Leadership. For more information on CNet's program delivery methods please click here.

It’s been essential in these times that all of our learners and employees feel confident in coming back the learning environment and back to work. Alongside reducing class sizes, providing PPE, adhering to social distancing and our traditional cleaning methods and procedures, we wanted to go further. We bought a World Health Organisation (WHO) approved sanitisation spray product which enables us to deep clean our office and classroom spaces, so they are safe and ready to use within 30 minutes. The system provides everyone with the additional reassurance that with every application we are not only able to deep clean all of the surface areas but also the particles in the air and kill 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria, including SARS & COVID-19. This hopefully helps to reassure our learners and our staff that their safety is of utmost importance to us.

The resettlement program costs and ELC contribution are all listed in the table above.

The duration of each resettlement program varies depending on which program you choose. Full information on the durations and the program delivery methods can be found in the table above.

CNet remains the only sector-dedicated technical education provider in the world to award both internationally recognised qualifications and professional certifications. All of our programs are created by our technical team as well as alongside industry experts to create and encourage a lifelong commitment to education and to the industry, offering internationally recognised qualifications and certifications across the globe.

Certifications are unique, they show a commitment to life-long learning and they offer the perfect portal to ensure knowledge and skills remain current and up-to-date. Certifications prove that an individual has completed the learning process and achieved the stated objectives. Certifications from CNet provide learners with a post-nominal title to use after their name, an official logo to use to prove certification alongside a digital badge. Each certification gained from CNet requires re-certifying every three years and this shows that the learner is committed to ongoing learning and that their organisation is committed to ensuring their technical teams’ knowledge and skills remain current and up-to-date. We have designed a simple online system that allows re-certification to be undertaken quickly and easily.

Qualifications are valid for life. They differ from certifications in that they do not need renewing and they are controlled by international educational bodies and only approved centres can offer qualifications. The process to become an approved centre is a rigorous one and re-assessment is required to maintain approved centre status every 12 months. CNet Training is an approved centre and has been for over 20 years.

Qualifications are recognised across the globe (see the qualifications equivalence table) and can be mapped against other qualifications, for example, a level 5 BTEC qualification is the equivalent to a Foundation or Bachelor’s Degree.

CNet has created the Resettlement and Forces Leaver Education Framework that provides insight into the recommended education programs based on your current experience. CNet's dedicated resettlement team will be able to go through your experience and desired role in the industry o see which package will best fit.

If you are interested in one of CNet’s resettlement packages or would like to just talk about your new career options, please get in touch with CNet’s dedicated resettlement team.

We have a number of ex-forces personnel and reservists in our team, so we are able to relate to your circumstances and understand the importance of the decisions you are making, so we can help you every step of the way. You can email resettlement@cnet-training.com or call our Resettlement Advisor on 01284 767100.

We are regularly in touch with industry-leading organisations to see who is recruiting and so we can put Service Leavers in the right direction and pass on CVs, however, we cannot always guarantee this.

Following the CNCI® program, Service Leavers work with CNet’s resettlement team and are placed with a cable installation company for a 10-day work placement. This work placement provides valuable on-the-job experience, and as the industry is facing a skills shortage, a lot of these companies are looking for new recruits so the work placement could be compared to a 10-day interview. What better way to show your knowledge and skills than being put in front of a team every day for two weeks.

Yes, work placements are run all over the UK. CNet’s dedicated resettlement team work closely to try and find a placement in a location preferred by the Service Leavers.

CNet’s resettlement programs are available to those who are planning on leaving the Armed Forces and if eligible can apply for funding with Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) which varies depending on years’ service. It’s such a fantastic opportunity for Forces Leavers to gain the very latest technical knowledge and obtain industry-recognised qualifications and professional certifications to kick start their new careers. CNet’s technical team has also matched programs to current military experience and levels to make it easier for Forces Leavers to find the correct education programs to meet their needs.

Everyone relies on network cable infrastructure and often without realising. Whether it is to check emails, manage traffic lights, maintain safety through air traffic control, watch Netflix, run a global organisation or utilise technology without even knowing.

The career opportunities within the Network Infrastructure and Data Centre sectors are really strong, the demand is only increasing and so for those who are able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge with a certification and qualification, the job opportunities available to them are fantastic.

The Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI®) program is the industry preferred certification and is often stated as a must-have within tender documentation for new build and refurbishment projects across the UK, having this certification and qualification, along with our contacts throughout the sector, can really help to enter the industry.

It’s a big deal when it comes to spending your resettlement grant and that is why CNet has an experienced resettlement team to help you every step of the way and even just answer any questions you might have regarding our programs and getting into the industry with no obligation or pressure to book a program.

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