Cerise Upham

Recruitment co-ordinator

A little more about Cerise:

What has been your favourite posting?

Kenya, we had been waiting for this posting for ages, It is where I was born and grew up so it was like going home. My kids got to grow up there from babies. The sun, wildlife, traditions, cultures, food and people. It was heartbreaking to leave!

What advice would you give to your younger military spouse self?

Never get excited about the military plan for postings. It will be plan A or B …however, don’t let your guard down at plan C as it will only go back to plan A or they will create a whole new plan D !

What inspires you?

My best friend, I look at her and it will put my life back in perspective when things get hard. She is a farmers wife so helps out on the farm up at the crack of dawn, never sees her husband either, runs a post office and she’s a Community nurse and a mum yet she still gets up every day and ploughs on. She will always strive for the best and always puts others before herself. Absolute wonder woman!

What has been your proudest moment?

Running a marathon in Lewa,

What 3 items would you take to a desert island?

Spicy sauce, factor 50 as I can burn in the moonlight and mosquito spray !

What is your favourite colour?

If you were a food, what would you be?

Honey, sometimes it's clear sometimes it's cloudy but it is always sticky!

Military spouses are the most amazing group of individuals, with hidden strengths and skills that amaze me. If they ran the world, we would achieve greatness.

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Happy spouses

Recruit for Spouses found us someone who was far and above the expectations we had hoped for and would always recommend, and recruit from them in future.


Mark Moseley, Director PestGone Environmental

I was able to secure a permanent position due to the experience I gained through the Liquid Workforce and I am very grateful I was allowed to be part of it.


Melanie de Klerk

‘I was very impressed with the quality and depth of talent that RFS can provide to employers across many types of role. I have no doubt (they) will be a huge asset to any employer working in digital marketing, social media marketing and associated roles’.


Andy Mihalop, Head of Channel Partner Marketing EMEA - Facebook

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


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.


Rusila Halofaki

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


Kate Legg

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


Amie Hills Grey

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


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.


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


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.


B. Barber, Military Spouse

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


B. Barber, Military Spouse