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 September 2017, 12:00 - 18:00 Deloitte Military Talent Day
Transitioning out of the armed forces is a challenging time. The amount of options you have can be rather daunting – let us make things a little clearer. How do my skills match those needed within professional services? How have others transitioned from the Armed Forces to Professional Services? How do I civilianise my CV? To express your interest in attending click the visit link and follow the steps as outlined. Please note that this is the last event in London of the year and we expect to generate high interest for this event and we encourage you to register your interest as early as possible.
2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ
27 September 2017, 13:00 - 17:00 Sporting Force Open Day
Polish Up your banter and put on your game face. Sporting Force and Chelsea AFC launch their exciting new partnership offering a wide range of opportunities to ex-services veterans including an employability course over 2 weeks delivered by the Club. This event includes a free stadium and museum tour and a game of football. Schedule for the day: Veterans to arrive and register 13:00 Presentation from Tommy 13:30 Presentation from Chelsea 13:50 Stadium/Museum Tour at 14:30 Make way to the physical activity session (optional) less mobile veterans will be taken by car. (This is optional, if you want to join in please bring sports clothing). 16:00 Eel Brook Common Astra Turf for a kick about 17:00 Finish The closing date for this event is 26/09/2017.
London - Chelsea AFC, Stamford Bridge Stadium, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS Contact
28 September 2017, 10:00 - 15:00 Thames Water Military Insight and Employment Event
Providing an essential service to customers means that Thames Water have various opportunities available from customer service to compliance, technicians to lab analysts and team managers to area managers. In order to help them maintain crucial equipment on their sites, Thames Water requires mechanics, electricians, and engineers across the Thames Valley and London. Thames Water will be holding a Military Talent Insight and Employment Day on the 28th September 2017 from 10:00am - 3:00pm in Oxford. At the event, you will have the opportunity to: •Gain an insight into Thames Water •Discuss current and future vacancies •Look around the building in a site tour •Liaise with former Service leavers who have transitioned into Thames Water
Oxford Visit Contact
5 October 2017, 10:00 - 15:00 Transitional Event /Job & Training Fair
• General information: This transitional event is aiming to support the Veteran community access opportunities for employment, Training and Education as well as the opportunity to engage with community groups and charities who operate in military circles and wider community. Please be advised that as guests of SVR it is requested that the property and in essence the Residence is treated with respect as some areas will be out of bounds to visitors and these areas will be clearly signed on the day. Please also keep in mind being respectful off the local community. NB There is a strict non smoking policy. A brief will be provided on the day for housekeeping ,Health & Safety and emergency procedures in case of a fire or emergency. Employers: Please remember that some of these employers have never utilised Veterans as part of their recruitment strategy in the past and that this is an opportunity to demonstrate what Veterans can bring to the table in terms of skills, knowledge and experience represent the armed forces community well. So far confirmed Virgin Trains Carillion PARSEQ MITIE Barclays Brightwork Recruitment FDM We hope to have around another three to four employers on the day. Transportation and Parking The nearest train station is Crantyne this is a 20 minute walk from Bellrock close The 46 Easterhouse Bus from Queen street will drop you in Bellrock Street 5 minutes from Bellrock Close. Please note there is some parking available at Bellrock close and parking in the surrounding streets Below is a link to google maps that will support you get here as the building is fairly new and if you as using an older Sat Nav it may not pick up the address. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@55.8672361,-4.1755024,18z Numbers for the event is limited so if you are interested in attending Email your name ,email address and contact number and we will get back to To let you know if you have secured a place and provide you with Joining Instructions . Email to: William.cairns@wwtw.org.uk
Glasgow - Scottish Veterans Residences, Bellrock Close, Cranhill, G33 3HU Contact
20 October 2017, 10:00 - 12:00 Barclays Military Cyber Awareness Event
Barclays Military Cyber Awareness Event - 20 October 2017 The Barclays Military Cyber Awareness Event (MCAE) consists of a series of presentations about the different functions within Barclays and roles available. The presentations are delivered by senior leaders and highlight the importance of Military in Cyber and how their transferable skills are utilised in Barclays. The presentations also outline the various entry routes into Barclays for both Service leavers and veterans. Barclays Military Cyber Awareness Event - 20 October 2017 The Barclays Military Cyber Awareness Event (MCAE) consists of a series of presentations about the different functions within Barclays and roles available. The presentations are delivered by senior leaders and highlight the importance of Military in Cyber and how their transferable skills are utilised in Barclays. The presentations also outline the various entry routes into Barclays for both Service leavers and veterans. The event concludes with an informal networking event, allowing delegates to talk to members of the Barclays Cyber teams and hear more about their transition 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. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES, EITHER IN THE UK OR ABROAD. FAQs What are my transportation options for getting to and from the event? 1 Churchill Place is a short walk from both Canary Wharf Underground Station and Canary Wharf DLR What is the dress code? Business attire Are there ID requirements to enter the event? Yes, please bring photo ID for entry into 1 Churchill Place Where do I go on arrival at 1 Churchill Place? You will find our Events reception desk to the left of the main reception. Please register here.
London - 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP Visit
23 October 2017, 12:30 - 17:30 An Insight into Professional Services by Deloitte for Service Personnel
How do my skills match those needed within professional services? How have others transitioned from the Armed Forces to Professional Services? How do I civilianise my CV?
Deloitte, 3 Rivergate temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6GD Visit Contact
23 November 2017, 09:30 - 14:00 National Employment & Careers Fair @ Catterick
With over 5,000 jobs available, come along with your colleagues, family or friends and get involved in the National Employment & Careers Fair @ Catterick. You’ll discover new jobs, careers and skills that will inspire and motivate you whatever your ability or ambitions. This event provides the Armed Forces Community (AFC) with a great opportunity to meet and network with potential future employers and find out more about the various industry sectors available. We encourage you to try new things and talk to people from many different organisations. We hope that the day will steer you towards your future career and open your eyes to the many different opportunities available across North Yorkshire and the UK, now and in the future. This is your chance to discover more about your future job options and what employers require of you. Register for the event today, and you get the latest updates and information straight to your inbox. Just click the Register button above, or phone 0116 254 5477. As soon as you register for the event, you can also request your FREE CV Health-check to help prepare you for the day. Why should you attend? • By attending this event, you’ll have access to hundreds of jobs and professionals from a variety of industries eager to talk about their company and offer employment •As well as meeting with employers, you will be able to find out about the different qualifications you may need, and meet with training & education providers to help you gain these qualifications • If you’re looking to set up your own business, you will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of Franchises looking for people just like you • If you feel you need some help with amending your CV, Forces CVs will be on hand on the day to offer free 10 minute appointments to review your CV •We will also have a Networking room available for you to enjoy free Tea & Coffee, whilst taking the time to review any information collected, or even some one-to-one time with exhibitors Where? ​Catterick Leisure Centre (Main Sports Hall) Gough Road Catterick Garrison North Yorkshire DL9 3EL There are plenty of parking spaces at the Leisure Centre, but please be aware that as it is still a working gym we need to be considerate of those visiting the gym and needing parking.
Catterick Leisure Centre (Main Sports Hall) Visit Contact