Date: Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 9:57am
Just like a
wild west GOLD/SILVER rush, companies are pitching up to British Forces
Resettlement Services (BFRS) National
Employment & Careers Fair @ Tidworth Garrison. Companies are expected to hit the jackpot, as
hundreds of delegates from the military are expected to attend on the day.
Up to 85,000 personnel that are expected to leave the forces by 2021. Two thirds of employers are expected to
experience deficits in soft skills within the next five years, with more than
600,000 jobs left unfilled. Barclays
argued that by deploying more ex-military personnel into civilian job roles,
one in six of these vacancies could be filled, resulting in a contribution of
£12.6bn to the UK economy.
Neil Dean, Managing Director of British Forces Resettlement Services
(BFRS) said "Many of the employers who exhibit with BFRS, recognise
the wealth of experience and valuable skill sets that ex-military
personnel have. We are seeing more and more companies sign up to our National
Employment & Careers Fairs, exhibitors at Tidwoth include; BAE Systems (Event Sponsor),
Marston Holdings (Bag Sponsor), Bristol Management Center (Network Sponsor), Aldi,
Hilton Hotels, Heathrow Airport, Lain O’Rourke, DHL and Morson Group."
of the organisations attending the Employment & Careers Fair have already
hit Bronze, Silver and Gold, through the Defence Employer Recognition
Scheme (ERS). These awards are for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to
defence and the Armed Forces Community (AFC), and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.
BFRS are also delighted to confirm that we have been successful, and been awarded the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award in August 2017.
Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, Chief
of Defence People, writes:
“For many, the transition from military service
into civilian life represents one of the most significant changes an individual
and their family will ever experience. It is right that, as a Department, we
provide as comprehensive a resettlement offer as possible, and I am proud of
the work that we do, with partners such as the British Forces Resettlement
Services (BFRS) organisation, to support our remarkable veterans and their
With over 2000 career openings available at this
event, it truly highlights these companies’ commitment to provide a positive
future for the AFC. It also means people from the Armed Forces Community can
hit the jackpot at Tidworth and find their next Career.
Employment & Careers Fair @ Tidworth
Date: Thursday 7th September 2017 between 09:30
Location: Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire,
Free entry for attendees - turn up on the day or
pre-register to reserve your place here..
We encourage attendees to bring their CVs with them to
demonstrate their credentials to employers.