Events

VETS offers a range of transition support activities such as CV and Interview workshops, talent days, work placements, internships. Mentors will provide guidance on which support activities a veteran should attend. Placements and internships are arranged directly through the VETS Hub, further details available through your mentor.

Date/time What is it? Location Website
24 October 2019, 10:30 - 15:00 BuildForce Armed Forces Insight Day hosted by Bovis Homes
The Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the built environment pipeline opportunities and a chance to talk to key employers from the BuildForce Alliance, including Arcadis, Balfour Beatty (M4), Clancy Group. Eiffage Kier, GallifordTry, Highways England, Skanska, VGC and Wates (with more yet to be confirmed). This is a great opportunity to discuss skills required, training and find out more about what the industry has to offer; roles such as Project Managers, Designers, Logisticians, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Health and Safety, QA, Tradesmen, Civil Engineering and supporting roles. A job in construction isn’t just about being on the tools, it is accessible to all ranks and skill sets, and offers real potential for career progression. As well as providing an insight into career pathways in the construction industry, we will run workshops to provide industry advice on CV’s, interview preparation and using Social Media effectively e.g. LinkedIn profiles. Agenda for the day 1030 - 1100: Registration & coffee 1100 - 1200: Introduction to BuildForce, the industry and two of our ex-military recruits 1200 - 1500: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops
Bovis Homes Training Centre, 550 Oracle Parkway, Thames Valley Park, Reading, RG6 1PT Contact
25 October 2019, 09:30 - 16:30 ‘Stand Up and Serve Again’
Stand Up and Serve Again - a Campaign Force Insight Workshop for Serving Personnel and Veterans aimed at those who are thinking of stepping into a political career. This workshop will train you in the fundamentals of political life and is run directly by Campaign Force. Seasoned political professionals will be in attendance to share their secrets! Sign up using the link provided.
Pareto Law, 49 Church Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AX Visit Contact
11 November 2019, 10:00 - 14:00 Careers in Rail
Have you considered a career in the Rail Industry? If you are an Armed Forces Veteran and interested in a career in the railway then come along to RSSB’s “Careers in Rail” event on 11th November 10:00 – 14:00, at RSSB’s offices at London Moorgate. Agenda includes - presentations from ex Armed Forces personnel now working within the industry, from engineering to project management roles. - A CV and job application workshop to help ensure you have the best advice when applying for new roles. - A networking lunch, allowing you to meet representatives from rail organisations currently running Veteran employment programmes. The event is free to attend but as places are limited we advise early booking to avoid disappointment
RSSB Office, London Moorgate Visit Contact
11 November 2019, 10:30 - 15:00 A Day with BT
BT employs more veterans and reservists than any other company in the UK, and its Transition Force programme aims to help you find the role, company, and industry that's right for you. By attending ‘A Day with BT’ you will get: an introduction to BT's business, and the diversity of opportunities it presents; advice on demonstrating how your military skills and experience transfer to civilian jobs; information about BT's recruitment processes; and introductions to ex-Service personnel working for BT who have the experience of making a successful transition from military to civilian employment. To book your place, go to http://formwize.bt.com/transitionforce
Glasgow Visit
19 November 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 Service Leavers’ and Veterans Transition Networking Event
Why: 65% - 85% of jobs are found by networking (Harvard Business School). If you are leaving the Armed Forces, you cannot afford not to network! Who: Service Leavers, are you leaving the Armed Forces soon, or just thinking about it. Or are you a Veteran not fulfilling your potential? Network generation in business is essential to your success and Leavers’ Link events are free and genuinely help you answer the tough questions about Transition. Who: Employers, Leavers’ Link is a voluntary free to all networking event giving you free access to our Service Leaver and Veteran community as they Transition to Civvie Street. The offer is to network with quality, flexible and highly motivated potential employees who will add exceptional value to your business? Find them before a competitor does! Where: The Colchester Officers’ Club*, St John’s Green, Colchester, CO2 7EZ (2 minutes from Colchester Town Station Road access from Londinium Road) *With kind permission of the executive board When: 6.30pm, finish at 8.30pm. Cost: Free to all Refreshments: Drinks are available at the bar. Registration: please e-mail john.vickers@leaverslink.co.uk to register. Event Organisers: John Vickers 07974 245161, Iain Finch 07913 248028, Evan Flockhart 07968 336883
The Colchester Officers’ Club Contact
28 November 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 Openreach Engineering Insight
Openreach has recruited over 3,000 armed forces veterans since 2011 – in 2017-18 alone, 20% of Openreach’s engineer recruits had an armed forces background. The Transition Force programme aims to help you find the role, company, and industry that's right for you. By attending the ‘Openreach Engineering Insight’ workshop you will get: an introduction to Openreach’s business, and a focus on the engineering roles available (Openreach is recruiting 3,000 trainee engineers in 2019); advice on demonstrating how your military skills and experience transfer to civilian employment; information about Openreach’s recruitment processes; and introductions to ex-Service personnel working for Openreach who have the experience of making a successful transition from military to civilian employment. To book your place, go to http://formwize.bt.com/transitionforce
Portsmouth Visit
21 January 2020, 18:30 - 20:30 Service Leavers’ and Veterans Transition Networking Event
Why: 65% - 85% of jobs are found by networking (Harvard Business School). If you are leaving the Armed Forces, you cannot afford not to network! Who: Service Leavers, are you leaving the Armed Forces soon, or just thinking about it. Or are you a Veteran not fulfilling your potential? Network generation in business is essential to your success and Leavers’ Link events are free and genuinely help you answer the tough questions about Transition. Who: Employers, Leavers’ Link is a voluntary free to all networking event giving you free access to our Service Leaver and Veteran community as they Transition to Civvie Street. The offer is to network with quality, flexible and highly motivated potential employees who will add exceptional value to your business? Find them before a competitor does! Where: The Colchester Officers’ Club*, St John’s Green, Colchester, CO2 7EZ (2 minutes from Colchester Town Station Road access from Londinium Road) *With kind permission of the executive board When: 6.30pm, finish at 8.30pm. Cost: Free to all Refreshments: Drinks are available at the bar. Registration: please e-mail john.vickers@leaverslink.co.uk to register. Event Organisers: John Vickers 07974 245161, Iain Finch 07913 248028, Evan Flockhart 07968 336883
The Colchester Officers’ Club Contact