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In 2009, whilst fundraising for Help for Heroes, ex-Infantry Officer Hugh Andrée wondered how he could help service leavers. Having made the transitioned to civilian life twelve years earlier, he remembered all too well the uncertainties and loneliness that confronted him.  

An obvious opportunity was to provide both service leavers and working veterans with a recruitment offering and support system that was tailored to look after them staffed by individuals who too had served in the Forces and successfully made the transition into civilian life.

In August 2009, ForceSelect was delighted when Andy McNab DCM MM agreed to join as a Director. Since leaving the Army in 1993, Andy has gone on to become one of the most successful British writers of our generation as well as a successful businessman and investor. 

General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL, former Chief of the General Staff, later joined as a Non-Executive Director.

ForceSelect has a team of highly experienced recruitment professionals and ex-service personnel who provide the necessary understanding and guidance to both jobseekers and employers.

It is our intention that Forces personnel, the MoD, service charities and the business community benefit from the services provided by ForceSelect.

ForceSelect is also an approved signatory to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.  

ForceSelect has been identified as ‘One of the UK’s Brightest New Businesses’ by Startups. 

2011 ForceSelect won the Best Newcomer Award (UK) at the prestigious Recruiter Awards for Excellence.

2013 we won "Enterprise of the Year" at the Immigration Awards.

2014 ForceSelect was shortlisted by the "Recruiter Awards for Excellence" for Best Candidate Care. 

2021 ForceSelect staff completed a 62mile/100km "Capt Sir Tom Moore" Charity Foundation bike ride.
Over £7000 was raised for this great cause.

ForceSelect is actively supporting "The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.