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
23 February 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 Transport for London Industry Day
Introduction Transport for London’s (TfL) Smart Sourcing team are planning an exciting programme for their 5th annual Industry Day to support members of the Armed Forces community to #transition2transport when they leave the Service. Following TfL's recent Gold Award from the MoD, the programme theme will be on how they can provide ‘gold standard, best in class’ support to Veterans and Reservists. About the Industry Day Hosted at TfL's Stratford Skills Training Centre, the day will include employability skills training, careers stands, a tour of their signalling and track training facilities, plus a panel of ex-Armed Forces employees talking about their journeys to give real insight into how the skills developed in the forces can be transferable to civilian careers. There are 300 places available to candidates who are leaving or have left the Armed Forces. On the day you will have the opportunity to attend a range of workshops and events designed to: Help you to gain an understanding of how we keep London moving Help you find out more about what roles are available in transportation and how your skills are transferable Give you an opportunity to speak to people who have made the transition to civilian work in the transport industry Help you tailor your CV and brush up your interview skills so you are ready to apply for civilian roles Help you build your LinkedIn profile and develop a professional network Celebrate the skills and experience Reservists bring to the transport industry Give you a chance to apply and potentially even interview for live roles on the day TfL are excited to announce that they will be offering tours of their signals training facilities at Stratford to give a real insight into some of the technical engineering skills they help their staff to develop. Included in the tour is their engineering room, so you can find out how the technical skills you've developed working on helicopters, tanks, and other military vehicles can be transferred to trains, trams, and even the DLR!
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23 February 2018, 12:00 - 13:30 CTP Enhancement Webinar - Interview Success
Enjoy the benefits of a CTP follow-on workshop from the comfort of your own home or office, thus saving you some of your valuable Graduated Resettlement Time. This webinar offers you a fully interactive 1.5 hour workshop designed to refresh and enhance the aspects of interview best practice covered on the Career Transition or the Employment Support Workshops. This includes: Purpose of an interview Types of interview Preparation Questions Negotiation. All you need is a computer/tablet or phone for the visuals and a means of dialling into the audio element. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the event. It is all about participating, engaging and learning off your peers as well as receiving timely advice from our experienced facilitators. You will need to ensure that your computer/tablet/phone will be able to run the Webex software or App prior to attending the event, details will be in the joining instructions. Unfortunately Webex is not compatible with DII. For further information, to check availability or to book your provisional place contact the Central Bookings Team on 0203 162 4410.
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26 February - 2 March 2018 Bishopsgate Financial to train Ex Military Personnel for Career in Financial Services
Bishopsgate Financial, which specialises in delivering change programmes in the Financial Services industry, is inviting ex-military personnel to apply for a week of interactive management consultancy and project management training at its offices in the City, London, with the opportunity to transition to a career in the financial services sector. The established, week-long course, which is free to attend, is running from February 26th to March 2nd 2018 at Bishopsgate Financial’s offices in Finsbury Square, London. It is designed to give participants industry insight and an understanding of entry-level consulting and project management skills. It will also provide the right candidates with the opportunity to start an exciting career in financial services. Mike Hampson, Managing Director, Bishopsgate Financial explains, “We have a proven track record in helping ex-military to develop City careers, building on their inherent transferrable skills of leadership, communication, logistics, discipline and integrity. We will provide candidates with a financial services overview, a foundation in business analysis and consulting techniques. “In-house training sessions, guest speakers from financial institutions and opportunity for practical project work sessions, presentations and assessments are all part of the taster training programme. Course participants will gain a wealth of knowledge from our one week programme – a vital first step if they are interested in career opportunities in the financial services industry.” Previous course participant Simon Hughes, a former analyst in the British Army added, “I saw this as an opportunity to get a foot in the door of a company needing project management expertise. Over the course of the week, I have gained a massive insight into the financial services industry and have learned a lot about Bishopsgate Financial, too.” On completion of the course, attendees will be evaluated and can apply for The Bishopsgate Financial Talent Programme – a salaried two year training programme aimed at helping ex-military to build a career path and gain industry recognised qualifications in the financial services sector. The programme consists of a focused training package followed by practical client engagements and continuous personal development. If you would like more information or are interested in applying for the one week course, please contact Petrina Joseph on 0207 448 3000 or email petrina.jospeh@bishopsgate-financial.com
Bishopsgate Financial’s offices in Finsbury Square, London Contact
26 February 2018, 12:00 - 14:00 Openreach Engineer South Central Recruitment Live Online Chat
Openreach has recruited over 2,500 Armed Forces Service leavers since 2011, more than any other single employer. They are currently searching for Service leavers and veterans who are interested in telecommunications engineering. Openreach's engineers have diverse backgrounds, with varied experiences; the ability to connect with people, and a willingness to get stuck in are important qualities for the roles. This Live Chat is focusing on vacancies within the South Central regions of England (from Swindon to Southampton). You are invited to attend this chat event to speak with recruitment staff from Openreach about the engineering vacancies and to ask any questions you may have about the role, and the qualifications and experience you may need. How does a live chat work? There is no need to pre-register. On the day, simply click this link which will take you to the Openreach Employer Focus page. A chat box will be displayed in the top right hand corner of your screen - click on it and your chat will start. The chat room will be open between 12:00 - 14:00 and you are welcome to join at any time during that period. The chat screen is not public, so other people will not be able to read the conversation you are having. What can I talk to them about? This is about you and your career journey, so you can ask anything which might help you determine whether Openreach could be right for you. Such as: Learn about current and future job vacancies Discuss any training requirements Find out where your skills and experience could fit in Please note: the panel of hosts are not able to provide feedback on specific job applications or conduct any job interviews.
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1 June 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 CV & Interview Skills session
This is a bespoke one day workshop tailored to the needs of the individual. Please register your interest by emailing the AFTER team with the details on the session you would like to attend.
1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP Visit Contact
2 October 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 CV & Interview Skills session
This is a bespoke one day workshop tailored to the needs of the individual. Please register your interest by emailing the AFTER team with the details on the session you would like to attend.
1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP Visit Contact
12 October 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 CV & Interview Skills session
This is a bespoke one day workshop tailored to the needs of the individual. Please register your interest by emailing the AFTER team with the details on the session you would like to attend.
1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP Visit Contact
1 November 2018, 09:00 - 17:00 CV & Interview Skills session
This is a bespoke one day workshop tailored to the needs of the individual. Please register your interest by emailing the AFTER team with the details on the session you would like to attend.
1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP Visit Contact