This Army HIVE is open for visitors. An appointment system is in place so before your visit please email or phone the HIVE to book one. Please also ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army policy and guidance plus local insights, please contact the HIVE to be added to our distribution list for regular email updates. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time.

Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo

Friday, 18 December 2020

UCAS - Students from a UK Armed Forces background

Veterans, or students whose parent(s), carer(s), or partner are current or former UK Armed Forces personnel may find there are unique circumstances to consider when making their applications. They may also be able to get extra support from their chosen university or college.
Full details: HERE


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) New Short Film

 The Future Accommodation Model (FAM) team has created a new short film which explains the history and concept of FAM and what it means.

Please click on the image below to watch the film:

Entrain Space - Veterans and Service Leavers

 Entrain Space supports veterans and Service-leavers who find themselves struggling with the transition to civilian life. We provide high-quality flats with wrap-around professional support plus a directed program of training, employment and enterprise opportunities. Community engagement is also key for us. Our goal is to help our residents move on after 1 – 3 years to a secure, fulfilling civilian life.

We have beautiful one and two-bed flats for ex Services personnel (veterans, service-leavers and their families) available immediately. We can take allocations from anywhere in the country.

There is no need for sofa-surfing this season! For more information, please visit our website or email us on

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Brexit - UK Transition New Rules for Businesses and Citizens

Your business, family, and personal circumstances will be affected. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.


Defence Discount Service Winter Essentials

Get ready for winter weather with our range of fantastic offers on everything from auto care to DIY to staying warm when out and about.


Tuesday, 15 December 2020

CTP Interview Simulator

Now is the perfect time to brush up on your interview skills and start to feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Our Interview Simulator lets you take part in mock interviews, record your answers and see yourself on-screen. It's an amazing way to practice with zero pressure and develop your confidence ready for the real thing.

You can access the Interview Simulator and other brilliant tools via MyPlan on our website, here -

Friday, 11 December 2020

Secretary of State for Defence - Thank You letter


 To view the full letter from the Secretary of State, click HERE .

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Armed Forces Covenant Annaul Report 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Report highlights how the Armed Forces community has been supported this year.

Setting out major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments.
Read the full report HERE


JSHAO Latest Information

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

National Trust Peter Rabbit Activities and Games to Try at Home

 Detective skills at the ready, get set, go! Join Peter Rabbit and his friends for a winter adventure at home, thanks to our downloadable activity packs: 

Solve puzzles and get creative to give your favourite Beatrix Potter characters a helping hand; from finding Peter’s lost buttons to building a cosy hedgehog hotel for Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. We’ll be releasing new packs over December, so keep checking back for new ways to spark the imagination.

You can even join Peter Rabbit at a garden or parkland near you for a winter adventure activity trail, while stocks last. You can pick up your activity pack on the day, but we recommend booking your visit in advance to avoid disappointment, especially at weekends. Thank you for following government guidance and local signage, to help keep everyone safe.

Notices to Vacate - Service Family Accommodation


Earlier this year, under the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government amended the Tenancy Act 2019 to introduce emergency measures to protect tenants during the Covid-19 pandemic. For Service personnel and their families remaining in SFA following the end of their entitlement, either due to leaving Service or estrangement, DIO followed Government advice by pausing, from March 2020, Notice to Vacate (NTV) action to regain possession of properties. 

Following a recent amendment to the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020, landlords can, from 29 August 2020, recommence action to provide notice to their tenants. Until March 2021, landlords must provide six months’ notice before they can begin eviction proceedings. In line with this amendment, DIO has now been given authority to recommence NTV action from 4 January 2021 on a phased basis. We shall continue to follow Government guidance in relation to the notice period; the period of the NTV will be for a minimum period of six months, as opposed to the normal 93 days, for any issued until March 2021, when revised Government guidance is expected. This period will allow those Service personnel and families who have lost their entitlement more time to make alternative housing arrangements. 

Since action was paused in March 2020, a backlog of cases has built up and we plan to spread the issue of NTV over a 3-4 month period, starting with the oldest cases first. All occupants are aware that they have lost their entitlement to occupy SFA and we will continue to provide details of how they can find support and source alternative accommodation. 

If affected Service Personnel and/or families have any concerns or enquiries then they should please contact DIO’s Loss of Entitlement Team at The team will not be contactable via the usual telephone numbers due to social distancing measures still being in place. 

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Education Support Fund - Results

The Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) is delighted to announce the results from the 2021 MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) bidding round

The MOD Education Support Fund (ESF) is open to publicly funded schools, Academies and Free schools in the UK attended by Service children, where schools are faced with mitigating the effects on those Service children whose parents are subject to frequent mobility/deployment.

This year’s ESF has been particularly welcomed by schools across the UK, with DCYP receiving a total of 115 applications requesting just short of £4.8 million.

The bidding round closed on 7 October 2020 and all applications supported by the funding panels will receive either full or partial funding. In total, 72 applicants secured funding from the 2021 ESF (19 full, 53 partial) and the funding will directly benefit approximately 16,500 Service children across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Result letters were circulated to all applicants at the end of November 2020; all grants will be paid before the end of the current financial year.​


Capitalising on Military Family Talent

The new Capitalising on Military Family Talent toolkit was launched yesterday by Business in the Community and the Welsh and Scottish Governments. 

 The Capitalising on Military Family Talent toolkit explains how employers can recruit and retain military family members. Produced in partnership with the Welsh and Scottish Governments, Business in the Community (BITC) has published this guide to help your business extend support to family members of those serving in the military.

It is available in Welsh and English at the following link:


Forces Families Jobs - Help Deliver the Covid-19 Vaccine

The NHS is preparing to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to millions of at-risk people across England. 

As a result of this, candidates are being encouraged to register their interest in joining the vaccination team. For more information, see 

As well as these roles, there are vacancies in other areas, including administration and project management, site stewards and clinical roles. 

To search for a job, go to Click on advanced search, check the COVID-19 box and then filter by profession. The non-clinical roles, including managerial roles, will mainly be found in the ‘administrative & clerical’ group. 


AWS Community Support - Virtual Activities


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

If You're Working from Home - You May be Able to Claim Tax Relief


If you’re working from home because of Covid-19 you may be able to claim tax relief. It’s quick and easy to do on

Check if you’re eligible