Date: Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 9:56am
British Forces Resettlement
Services, known as BFRS, is a social enterprise, which provides help, support
and advice to members of the Armed Forces and their families during their
transition to civilian life and beyond, whilst also offering the same support
mechanisms to the Reserve Forces, Veterans and civilians working for the MOD.
Created and operated by Veterans, BFRS has first-hand experience of integrating
back into civilian life and works to champion the skills, qualities and
expertise possessed by those in the Armed Forces Community (AFC).
Our goal is to provide the AFC
with the right information to make any transition period run as smoothly as
By working with national and international business partners, BFRS
offers the AFC opportunities to meet employers from a wide range of sectors,
organise work experience and take their first steps down a new career
Following our statement of intent
to support those who serve, or have served in the Armed Services, and their
families, the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)* has
recognised this commitment and awarded BFRS with its prestigious Bronze Award.
Harry Dean, Chief
Executive Officer at BFRS commented after the announcement:-
“We are delighted to achieve the Bronze Award in recognition of
our continuing commitment to the Armed Forces Community. This achievement will
serve to demonstrate that commitment to our stakeholders and will inspire
all of our team to redouble their efforts for the future.”
To highlight our success a number
of employers spoke about their success at BFRS Catterick Careers Event.
BFRS corporate partner, Drivers Direct
Recruitment** had a highly successful recruitment drive at our Catterick
Careers Event, which took place on 17th March 2016.
on the event, James Capewell, National Recruitment Manager of Drivers
Direct Recruitment said:-
“Drivers Direct found the BFRS event at
Catterick to be a fantastic day with a great turn out. The staff working at the
event were extremely helpful and did a brilliant job. We received a large
amount of potential candidates passing by our stand, of which many were keen to
ask for advice about when they officially leave the forces and leave
their information details with us. We were happy to answer their questions and
register their details for follow up, regarding driving opportunities. We have
already placed armed forces leavers into employment as a result of the event, filling some of our ongoing vacancies. We are
looking forward to the next event and fully expect it to be as rewarding as