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RECRUITMENT Today cites a Daily Mail story of a company boss who says he would rather employ ex-cons than ex-servicemen and women on the basis that they have worked for the Government.

Spinnaker and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers are delivering a joint careers talk to the Officers Association later this month. Let us have your views on hiring ex-navy personnel in the shipping industry. Do they come with great training and a strong work ethic or do they lack transferable skills and commercial nous? Is a marine engineer from a military naval force a suitable alternative to a chief engineer?

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