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
25 June 2019, 10:30 - 15:00 Londist Construction Industry Insight Event supported by BuildForce
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 Balfour Beatty, Balfour Beatty Vinci HS2 JV, Chapman Ventilation, Crest Nicholson, Eiffage Kier HS2 JV, Faithful & Gould, GallifordTry, Jacobs, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Urban & Civic, Wates, Wilson James and more 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 one of our ex-military recruits 1200 - 1500: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops RSVP: caroline.logan@ethosvo.org
Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association for Greater London, Fulham House, 87 Fulham High street, London SW6 3JS (2 min walk from Putney Bridge underground) Visit Contact
25 June 2019, 16:30 - 19:30 Military Women Careers Event
Barclays AFTER team (Armed Forces Transition, Employment and Resettlement team), in conjunction with Win, Barclays’ gender network, invite you to join us for a Military Women Careers Event. There will be an opportunity for conversations with members of Win, Barclays’ gender network, and to hear from ex-military colleagues about their transition into civilian employment. This event is open to serving women leaving the military and those who have already left, regardless of rank and Service. If you don't want to come along by yourself, please feel free to extend the invitation to a military colleague or fellow veteran and ask them to register to secure a ticket.
Level 2, 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP Visit
29 June 2019, 09:00 - 14:00 13 Bridges - Armed Forces Day walk
The 13 Bridges Walk is a relaxed walk that follows a route across thirteen bridges in London. It is a community and family event for participants of all ages and capabilities.​ Starting at Eel Brook Common and ending at HMS President in Docklands the 13 Bridges walk stretches across 10 miles of London architecture. All Bridges and Walking groups will be supported by uniformed Armed Forces marshals and those finishing at HMS President will be presented with a Finisher’s Award. The event is limited to 400 participants and your place will be confirmed via email shortly after registering. It is free to register, with no minimum sponsorship target, however we recommend a target of £50. All the money that you raise will go towards supporting the Armed Forces community this year. To register your place please sign up using the URL below.
London Visit
3 July 2019, 10:00 - 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.
Catterick Visit
3 July 2019, 10:00 - 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.
Edinburgh Visit
3 July 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.
Aldershot Visit
11 July 2019, 09:30 - 13:00 Regional Step into Health
Step into Health information event which is specifically for the Armed Forces Community. It is open to all service leavers, veterans and their families. It's an incredible opportunity in which employers are working with the Forces Community to provide career advice and development opportunities within the NHS
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust Education Centre, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP Visit
18 July 2019, 10:00 - 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.
Bristol Visit
26 July 2019, 09:30 - 16:00 ‘Stand Up Serve Again’
Political insight workshop, at The Shard, London, with Johnny Mercer MP in attendance. Aimed at serving personnel or veterans who are thinking of going in to politics - if this is you, this workshop will be invaluable. To book tickets for this event click on the link below.
Sage, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG Visit Contact
10 September 2019, 10:00 - 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.
Plymouth Visit
25 October 2019, 09:30 - 16:30 ‘Stand Up Serve Again’
Stand Up 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