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
26 February 2020, 10:00 - 15:00 VetsTech - Saluting The Future
Are you looking to start your own business? Fancy being your own boss? Do you already run your own business? If the answer to any of these questions is yes – then read on! If you are thinking of leaving the Services, are a Veteran or Military Spouse who would like to learn more about starting your own business, come along to the Barclays VETSTech event being held in the Eagle Lab in Leeds City Centre on Feb 26th 2020. The event will provide you an opportunity to learn more about what it takes to set up and run a successful business. You will hear first-hand from Veterans who have made the leap successfully and who are willing to share some ‘top tips’ for success. We will also have on hand staff from Barclays to provide financial advice and guidance to help you start your journey and advice from Eagle Labs on how they can support your vision.
Leeds Visit
27 February 2020, 10:30 - 15:00 BuildForce Armed Forces Insight Day hosted by Wates
The Insight Day will focus on local and nationwide construction and the built environment current and pipeline opportunities and a chance to talk to key employers from the BuildForce Alliance, including Amey, Balfour Beatty, Balfour Beatty Vinci HS2 JV, Building Heroes, Danny Sullivan, Eiffage Kier HS2 JV, Highways England, Jacobs, Kier, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Robertson Group, Self Build Heroes, Prospect Homes, Turner & Townsend, Thompsons Ltd., VGC, Vistry Partnerships, Willmott Dixon, 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, you will have an opportunity to spend 1-2-1 time with our employers in an informal atmosphere to discuss transferrable skills, CV advice, training and employment opportunities. Agenda for the day 1030 - 1100: Registration & coffee 1100 - 1200: Introduction to BuildForce, the industry and two of our ex-military recruits 1200 - 1500: Employer forum Wates Construction Ltd is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Together we inspire a better way of creating the places, communities and business of tomorrow. We are proud of our award winning cooperate social responsibility and the ability to work with BuildForce. BuildForce is a collaborative industry-led programme, with an objective to reduce skills gaps in construction and the built environment whilst offering a second career to the military personnel. We connect the military community to construction careers through a UK-wide BuildForce Alliance of employers, industry bodies and charities, supported by Government and working in partnership with The Royal Foundation. BuildForce isn't a recruitment agency, we offer much more of a personal service; we connect the ex-military personnel to the construction sector via our Mentoring programme, offering 1-2-1 support and career advice, arranging work placements and identifying job opportunities. Since January 2017, we have connected with over 1000 Service Leavers and Veterans nationwide; inducted over 600, placed 175 in jobs, over 200 in work placements and 721 have benefited from our 1-2-1 mentoring programme.
Manchester Contact
11 March 2020, 10:00 - 15:00 Openreach Engineering Insight
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 over 2,000 trainee engineers in 2020); 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.
Birmingham Visit
17 March 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
23 April 2020, 10:00 - 14:30 Barclays Military Talent Day - London
The Barclays Military Talent Day consists of a series of presentations about the different business units and functions within Barclays. The presentations are delivered by senior leaders and highlight the transferable skills that service leavers can bring to Barclays. The presentations also outline the various entry routes into Barclays for both service leavers and veterans. The event will conclude with an informal networking lunch, allowing delegates to meet colleagues from across the business, as well members of the Barclays Military Network, who will share their experiences of transitioning from the military into civilian employment. Service leavers and veterans who wish to understand more about careers within the Financial Services sector are encouraged to attend.
London Visit Contact
23 April 2020, 10:00 - 14:30 Barclays Military Talent Day - Manchester
The Barclays Military Talent Day consists of a series of presentations about the different business units and functions within Barclays. The presentations are delivered by senior leaders and highlight the transferable skills that service leavers can bring to Barclays. The presentations also outline the various entry routes into Barclays for both service leavers and veterans. The event will conclude with an informal networking lunch, allowing delegates to meet colleagues from across the business, as well members of the Barclays Military Network, who will share their experiences of transitioning from the military into civilian employment. Service leavers and veterans who wish to understand more about careers within the Financial Services sector are encouraged to attend.
Manchester Visit Contact
23 April 2020, 10:00 - 15:00 Barclays Scotland Military Talent Day
The Barclays Military Talent Day consists of a series of presentations about the different business units and functions within Barclays. The presentations are delivered by senior leaders and highlight the transferable skills that service leavers can bring to Barclays. The presentations also outline the various entry routes into Barclays for both service leavers and veterans. The event will conclude with an informal networking lunch, allowing delegates to meet colleagues from across the business, as well members of the Barclays Military Network, who will share their experiences of transitioning from the military into civilian employment. Service leavers and veterans who wish to understand more about careers within the Financial Services sector are encouraged to attend.
Glasgow Visit Contact