Linx International Group – the world’s leading provider of accredited security systems training courses has today announced it is supporting members of the armed forces, veterans and the wider military community, by offering 28 courses through the Defence Discount Service. A wide range of 28 classroom and online courses, focusing on security management and technical skills are available now from PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training with a 20% discount.

Each year approximately 15,000 personnel leave the UK armed forces. As a Career Transition Partnership preferred partner, the Linx International Group has helped many hundreds of armed forces personnel to make the transition to employment on civvy street through its wide range of accredited security courses and qualifications. Sarah Hayward-Turton, Sales and Marketing Director at the Linx International Group states: “We have carefully selected some of our most relevant IQ, BTEC and certificated courses to be made available through the Defence Discount Service.”

The Defence Discount Service is the only official Ministry of Defence discount service for the Armed Forces, Veterans and Defence Community. The free to register service is accessible to people currently serving in the Armed Forces and their spouses/partners (including bereaved family members), reserves and cadets (over 16), MoD civil servants, NATO personnel in the UK and veterans.

Sarah Hayward-Turton adds: “The security industry can offer a hugely rewarding second career for ex-servicemen and women, but it is not without its challenges. There are many skills that are transferable, but it is important to have industry recognised qualifications to sit alongside experience, in order to get ahead in an increasingly competitive industry.”

The availability of technical and security management training courses through the Defence Discount Service, follows a recent initiative announced by the Defence Secretary on 1st November 2019. Through a newly formed Defence Transition Service, military personnel and their families will receive enhanced support from the Ministry of Defence as they re-join civilian life.

The classroom-based and online courses available now from PerpetuityARC Training and Tavcom Training (with a 20% Defence Discount Service reduction) include:

PerpetuityARC Training

To view all PerpetuityARC Training courses that are applicable for the Defence Discount, visit: www.perpetuityarc.com/course-group/dds

Tavcom Training

To view all Tavcom Training courses that are applicable for the Defence Discount, visit: www.tavcom.com/course-group/defence-discount-service-training-courses