Career Fair Set to Celebrate Military Talent

Date: Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 1:47pm

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a Social Enterprise created for the Armed Forces Community (AFC). Our overall purpose is to provide an all embracing, easy to access focal point where, in brief, the AFC and the commercial world can engage. As well as our online services, we do this through Job & Career Fairs held around the country, and these are a great way to see this in action. 

On Thursday 24th November, BFRS are hosting a Job & Careers Fair at the Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison. The event is aimed at Service Leavers, the Reserve Forces, Veterans, MOD employees, as well as their partners and families. ​

In recent weeks, we have been giving thanks, and remembering those that have fallen in conflicts and wars, on Armistice Day, Remembrance Sunday, whilst also paying homage to the end of the Battle of the Somme, 100 years ago.

Now BFRS are celebrating Military talent by showcasing the Armed Forces Community at its 2nd Job and Career Fair in Catterick of 2016, by bringing national and regional organisations and the AFC together to provide future career opportunities. These events highlight everything positive the military offer industry, and how they bring their skills, attributes, training and talent to those exhibiting.

BFRS Managing Director Neil Dean states: “Our focus is on helping the Armed Forces Community find new careers which match their training, experience and aspirations. Visitors will be able to speak to employers and recruiters representing a wide range of industries and chat to training companies to identify any training needs they require for their chosen civilian career.” ​​

There will be over 3,000 jobs available on the day from a variety of exhibitors from a mixture of industries regionally and nationally. Exhibitors will include Gold Sponsor Bristol Management Centre, Heathrow Airport, Scania (Great Britain) Ltd, Barclays, Chevron Traffic Management, Laing O’Rourke and Aldi to name a few. 

BFRS corporate partner, Drivers Direct Recruitment had a highly successful recruitment drive at the previous Catterick Event, which took place on 17th March 2016. Commenting 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 BFRS 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 this one”.

For more information please contact one of the team on 0116 254 5477


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