2018 is full of promises, for those leaving the Armed Forces.

Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 7:44am
Companies attending, the Aldershot Careers Fair
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2018 is full of promises for those leaving the Armed Forces, as unemployment remains at a four-decade low. 

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) National Employment & Careers Fair, returns to Aldershot on the 25th January 2018.  Over 75 companies will attend the event, with one thing in common… to gain access to some of the UKs best talent.  

*The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, show that employment remains at a near record high, with 32.08 million people in work. There are also a record number of vacancies (798,000) in the economy at any one time.  This is fantastic news, for those personnel leaving HM Forces in 2018 and any one from the Armed Forces Community (AFC), considering a career change.  

Neil Dean, Managing Director of BFRS said,  

"Many of the employers who exhibit with BFRS, reconise 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 Aldershot include; NUCO Training (Headline Sponsor), Marston Holdings (Bag Sponsor), AWE, Aldi, Heathrow Airport, Surrey Police.  We even had to turn away employers, due to the overwhelming interest from companies wishing to employ from the AFC.”  

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 loved ones.”  

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 choose from a vast array of careers open to them when returning to the civilian jobs market  

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*https://www.gov.uk/government/news/unemployment-remains-at-four-decade-low

Event Details

Name: BFRS National Employment & Careers Fair @ Aldershot

Date: Thursday 25th January 2018 between 09:30 and 14:00hrs

Location: Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre, Rawlinson Rd, Aldershot, GU11 2LQ  

Free entry for attendees - turn up on the day or pre-register to reserve a place at: https://www.bfrss.org.uk/Events/January-2018/National-Employment-Careers-Fair-Aldershot.aspx  

We encourage attendees to bring their CVs with them to demonstrate their credentials to employers.

About BFRS

As a Social Enterprise, BFRS provide services to tackle social problems, improve Armed Forces Communities and people’s life chances.  Key to this is knowing that military resettlement is more than just the brief time when leaving the Services, and that it isn't just personnel from the Regular Forces who are affected. Therefore, all the services BFRS deliver are open to Service Leavers, Reserve Forces, Veterans, civilian MOD employees, as well as partners and families, and it doesn't matter how long or how long-ago people served.

Contact For further information or any press enquiries, please contact Dominic Hamberg, Operations Manager, on 02476 939 928 / 07973 788848 or email Dominic.h@bfrss.org.uk

 

  

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