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Bridewell Armed Forces Community

At Bridewell, we’re committed to providing a collaborative and supportive environment for the armed forces community. Whether you’re ex-armed forces or emergency services, currently serving as a reservist, or have a wider family affiliation, Bridewell has career opportunities for you.

For those taking the next step in their cyber security career, and those who are just getting started, our Armed Forces Community also provides a space to share your experiences and support the wider community.  

To uphold this commitment, in 2018 Bridewell signed the Armed Forces Covenant which represents our pledge to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Recognition Scheme. 

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What is the Bridewell Armed Forces Community? 

The Armed Forces Community (AFC) is a group within Bridewell open to anybody with an affiliation with the armed forces or emergency services. Membership is entirely voluntary and open to anyone and includes those from armed forces outside of the UK.  

  • Supports the employment of veterans and works alongside the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers 

  • Supports the employment of service spouses and partners 

  • Offers a degree of flexibility in granting leave for service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment 

  • Supports our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible 

  • Offers support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools, where possible 

  • Actively participates in Armed Forces Day 

  • Provides support to Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities and not for profit organisations 

  • Support and develop charitable causes and help to develop the wider profile of Armed forces events  

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“The mission of the Bridewell AFC is to provide a supportive environment where we can help our colleagues and members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services to thrive and maximise their potential.”

– Chris Brown, Principal Lead Consultant

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Careers at Bridewell 

Bridewell is an armed forces-friendly company and open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners. 

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"Bridewell's values and standards naturally align to our Armed forces network. Our Clients really appreciated our honest approach and level of integrity that our consultants demonstrate on a daily basis. "   

- Lee Clayton, Senior Lead Consultant

Benefits to the Bridewell Armed Forces Community

  • To remain in a friendly and Safe Team Environment

  • Supporting members of the Armed Forces community into employment and within the workplace
  • Transitioning advice and support


What We Offer Our Members

Share our Experiences of Military training and understand our many transferrable skills, including the importance of:

  • Teamwork, leadership & communication

  • Decision-making, problem-solving & critical thinking

  • Commitment, self-discipline & integrity

Armed Forces Scheme Recognition

  • Pledge to support armed forces inc. employers who are members of the community

  • Promote being armed forces-friendly open to employment*


*Bridewell are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.


The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The scheme encourages employers – particularly those in the private sector - to support defence and inspire others to do the same by upholding the values of the covenant.  

The two main principles of the covenant are: 

  1. No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen 

  1. In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved.