Military Spouses…Fame At Last

Most are aware of the inspiring beginnings of the Military Wives Choir.  Brought together with a mutual requirement, not necessarily of singing and performing but rather, being together, supportive and challenging one another to explore outside their comfort zones.

The release of a film which tells this story: ‘Military Wives’, staring Kristin Scott-Thomas and Sharon Horgan, brings military spouses back to the fore. It is an opportunity to see this group of diverse, inspiring individuals and understand what it means to be a military spouse.

When you marry into the Armed Forces, you do not necessarily appreciate what lies ahead. You most probably move every 2 or 3 years in the UK and abroad, your partner can be deployed for months on end and you are allocated your living quarters – where carpets range from blue to green to a dark red (excellent when you have young children) and beige. The walls are magnolia and the bathrooms are better left unsaid. Your career also takes a back seat. Unless it can fit into a box and move with you, it can be hard to keep it going.

But marrying into the Armed Forces also provides the opportunity to see parts of the world you never expected, to meet a diverse breadth of people from various backgrounds, to make friends with people within hours of moving into the house and they remain friends for life, to open the front door and your kids run off with their new mates and are out for the rest of the day.

What the film shows is, as well as not necessarily being the best singers in the world, military spouses (women and men) are passionate, resilient and have a supportive community that shouldn’t be underestimated.

Our careers can halt, stall or go backwards. But given an opportunity, we are fiercely hard workers who learn quickly and can manage changes and stressful environments. Having moved to new areas or countries and settling our family, making friends and ingratiate ourselves into the local community, we provide skills and adaptability that training courses cannot teach.

We may move every few years, but provided with remote, flexible working opportunities, we are loyal and dedicated to the role.

What the film does so well is show the rest of the world how rewarding, transformative and challenging the life of a military spouse can be, and how we embrace it, work with it and support each other throughout. Recruit for Spouses was founded by a military spouse with those qualities at the heart. Bringing this inspiring community together and providing them with the opportunity to grow, develop and work. They are hard-working, intelligent, experienced and ready to work, adding real value to your business. Contact us today to learn more about why you should be employing a military spouse – and we promise not to sing to you.

Military Wives Choir Trailer

 


Happy spouses

They helped me free up important time to work on my business by finding me a fantastic, dedicated, kind and communicative administrative assistant.

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Emily Foster

RFS was...a platform for spouses who understood my struggles and my challenges. It felt like I came to them in pieces, deflated and very defeated and they (RFS) pieced me back together.

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Rusila Halofaki

RFS are offering an amazing, unique opportunity in the Liquid Workforce within the recruitment world...so many doors can be opened.

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Kate Legg

Don't give up, amazing and flexible companies do exist and RFS are 100% the best people to help you find them.

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Amie Hills Grey

RFS was and is the only platform that exists that really understands the struggles and plight of every Armed Forces spouse.

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Rusila Halofaki

The competency amongst the military spouse community is unbelievably good and the fact all our candidates were happy with remote working made this ideal for us as a small business.

5

Michael Coates, COMBAT pest control

I found the course to be an excellent refresher of the skills I used in my previous roles, and also a confidence booster to me, proving that I can do it again

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Melody Davies, Liquid Workforce

Helpful? It has been so much more. It has given me confidence and self-belief as well as motivation and inspiration.

5

B. Barber, Military Spouse

This experience has been more than helpful. It has been, in many ways, life changing.

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B. Barber, Military Spouse