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A&M Training (SCIO) SC041463 is an award winning charity specialising in the delivery of diversionary group work and physical activities for young people aged 7- 25 within Glasgow and West-Central Scotland. Diversionary activities usually take the form of physical activity sessions, predominantly football and dance coaching, but also include issue based youth work, volunteering opportunities, employability training and educational workshops. All activity sessions are open-access and completely free for every participant.

The young people we work with are often at risk of becoming involved in anti-social and/ or criminal behaviour, substance abuse/ misuse and gang membership or violence. Our activities divert young people from negative situations which may impact on their lives and opportunities in the future. We aim to improve participants’ physical health and well being by increasing participation in physical activity and sport, and by educating them about the benefits of healthy diet and lifestyle. Our services also encourage participants to develop personal and social skills, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and personal responsibility.

A&M Training (SCIO) currently operates in over 25 local community sites throughout Glasgow and West Central Scotland, with a head office at Flemington House in Springburn, Glasgow.

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Based in Cape Town, Ronin™ (SA) was established in 1995 and takes its name from the Legend of the Forty-Seven (47) Ronin, an icon of loyalty to both Master and State in Japanese culture.

By 2001 Ronin™ (SA) had obtained international acclaim as a provider of progressive high risk close protection training to the fast growing international industry.

Ronin™ (SA) ensured that it gained the requisite official South African Government approval by the Conventional Arms Control Committee to conduct training of both Foreign & SA Nationals. Ronin™ (SA) currently provides training to specialised elements within South African Government Services. The current manager of Ronin™ (SA), Adv. TJ Irvine-Smith, chaired the Standards Generating Committee on Close Protection for SAQA and facilitated the creation of the National Qualification in Close Protection used by Police, Military and Civilian agencies today.
Please note that there is a company within the United Kingdom trading under the name “Ronin Concepts Security Elite Limited”, which was incorporated in 2009 and is not affiliated with Ronin™ (SA) in any way.

Hostile & Civilian Close Protection Training
Ronin™ (SA) provides progressive PSIRA (SA) & SIA (UK) compliant Hostile / Civilian Close Protection & Firearm Training. Ronin™ (SA) was the first South African Training Academy to have its course officially recognised and approved by the world-renowned organisation, City & Guilds of the United Kingdom.
Course certificates are underwritten by both City & Guilds (Close Protection Certificate) and Edexcel / IHCD, (First Person on Scene Medical Certificate) and are valid for licensing by the Security Industry Authority of the United Kingdom (SIA) in order to work within the United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East.

Remote Medic Training
Ronin™ (SA) also produces highly trained remote medics to compliment remote close protection operations. Remote Medic programmes are accredited by the International Maritime Organisation via the South African Maritime Safety Authority as well as the Institute of Health Care Development (IHCD / Edexcel). As a result Ronin™ (SA) produces highly skilled Remote Medics, who are welcomed both within UK NHS Ambulance Trusts and Remote / Hostile settings, alike.

Ronin Graduate Community
Ronin™ (SA) is proud of each and every graduate and remains in contact with them via the graduate network. Graduates use this network to share work opportunities after they graduate and are a huge part of our success in the market. We pay tribute to them and we thank them one and all for their contributions to the Ronin™ (SA) brands success.

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Are you looking to relocate to the U.A.E and do you want it to be a smooth and stress free move?  If so then look no further, Executive Expatriate Relocations (EER) are the experts and can assist you with the entire relocation from city orientation tours, home searches, school searches, visas, company set-ups to managing all the administration/red tape involved.  EER will assist you every step of the way, we take the stress away and ensure that your move is a smooth one.  For more information please email us at

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Joining Forces Jobs offers a professional recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of ex-military personnel and service leavers – offering contract, permanent and temporary positions for the Security, Industrial, Distribution and Manufacturing sectors across the UK. Whether you want to pick up a temporary contract in the UK between transits or are looking for a more permanent position we can help. Joining Forces has established relationships with companies who actively recruit employees with a military background. You can view the latest opportunities, register your details and upload your CV on our website Joining Forces Jobs. Once registered we provide help and advice with CV writing, interview technique and salary negotiation. Visit Joining Forces Jobs for more details.

We are proud supporters of the Pilgrim Bandits. The Pilgrim Bandits was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using our unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full. For further information please visit:

Founded by Bob Paxman (former 22 SAS) in 2008 Talking 2 Minds’ ethos was ‘Veterans helping Veterans’. That ethos remains to this day although, as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other severe stress-related conditions affect all sectors of society, it has now become ‘Like helping Like’. Our approach offers REAL HELP, FREE OF CHARGE, to those who like Bob have experienced PTSD or severe stress-related conditions.

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Riverside ECHG and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have worked together to provide a new purpose built supported housing scheme in Catterick Garrison called The Beacon and is a housing and training centre for Service leavers at risk of homelessness. The new facility is on the edge of Catterick Garrison, within easy distance of Richmond, on land gifted by the MoD. Capital and revenue funding will be provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Housing and Communities Agency, Supporting People, Riverside/ECHG and Defence charities.

This facility is available to single service leavers from the Army, Royal Navy & Royal Air Force, either on leaving or those who have left several years earlier and become homeless. Residents are able to live at The Beacon for a maximum of 18 months, in that period staff and associated agencies will work with residents to help:

  • secure permanent housing
  • facilitate independent living skills
  • improve health & wellbeing
  • deliver education and training
  • access employment and further education

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