Monday, 3 September 2012

Forces Recruitment day in Telford

I was delighted to be asked to speak at the opening of the Career Transition Partnership Midlands Employment Fair which was held in Telford this morning.


The purpose of the event is to introduce ex service personnel or those about to leave the armed forces, to new potential employment opportunities. The exhibitors held information on the roles employers had available.


Further to this, a number of exhibitors were information services that provide help in different areas of those involved with forces life. For example, help for families to get the housing they need, or emotional support for those who need it, whether they are currently in the forces or no longer serving.

A list of useful links of services we spoke with today:


CivvyStreet – Ex servicemens help and information guide

Royal British Legion

Birmingham Home Choice – Housing advice for people leaving the armed forces

The Army Welfare Service

SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s reservist and employers

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help

Birmingham Volunteer Centre

Birmingham Veterans Homebuy

Money Advice Service