Date: Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 1:36pm
My First Road Trip
My first road trip with Complete Training Solutions @ The BFRS National Employment & Careers fair in Aldershot.
Last week I was lucky enough to exhibit at my first Careers fair along with the expert resettlement team from Complete Training Solutions. I was so excited on the trip down for my first Careers fair that I didn't stop talking, at the expense of my team's ears. Just in case you are reading this and are a ELCAS, CTS and BFRS novice here's a heads up to keep you on track with all the abbreviations...
Ex-military can use ELCAS to fund part of their training with us, ELCAS provides ex-military with funding to help them cross from Armed Forces to Civilian life (www.enhancedlearningcredits.com)
Complete Training Solutions (CTS) are a leading provider in the Offshore Renewables industry which allows and help ex forces members to use ELCAS funding to help kick start their career in a new industry after serving with the British Armed Forces.
And finally, The BFRS National Employment & Careers fairs are designed to assist members of the Armed Forces Community to find their second career outside of the forces. This includes Veterans, Reservists, Families and those employed from the MOD Tri-service. (www.bfrss.org.uk)
I spoke to both men and women from the forces and I had a nice chat and a bit of a laugh with most of them. I tried to be as helpful as I could and listened to the advice our resettlement team were giving to pick up some pointers. I found that most of the Armed Forces I spoke to preferred not to go into an office job. They weren't looking for an indoors 9-5 jobs. Instead they wanted to be in the outdoors, with more physical day to day activities and have the freedom of a 3 week on 2 weeks off career. This made my job a lot easier as it meant I wasn't here as a sales person, I was here as a helping hand giving information to people who already wanted it.
The next BFRS Careers fair will be in Catterick on the 1st March 9:30hrs - 14:00hrs so if you would like any information on how to get into the Offshore Renewable Energy industry, free help with your CV or even if you just need a little help understanding ELCAS then come along and have a chat with us.
If you can't make it or Catterick is a little too far then you can check on the BFRS Website for the next Careers fair or you can give us a call on 0151 541 8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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