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
22 November 2017, 10:00 - 16:00 Royal Marines Resettlement & Careers Fair
The Royal Marines Charity Resettlement and Careers Fair is a unique opportunity for retired and serving Royal Marines in resettlement to connect with the wider Corps family and meet forces-friendly businesses with current employment opportunities. This is an interactive event with the chance to chat to industry experts, explore a variety of career and lifestyle options and meet former Royal Marines who successfully made the transition to civilian employment. **Full List of Exhibitors** From the Corps Royal Marine Reserves Corps Resettlement Officer The RM Accreditation Team Career Transition Partnership The Royal Marines Association Employers Duke of Edinburgh (UK Wide) Jaguar LandRover (Midlands, Liverpool) HSBC (London, UK Wide) Qinetiq (UK Wide) – Defence Technology PA Consulting (UK Wide) – Cyber Security Bouygues Energies and Services (UK Wide) – Facilities Management Kier Group (UK Wide) – Construction Mabway (UK Wide) - Defence Industry Support RM Utilities (South West) – Civil Engineering and Training Opportunities Maritime Coastguard Agency (UK Wide) Barhale (UK Wide) - Construction Wolferstans Solicitors (South West) Barclays Bank (London/UK Wide) Mott MacDonald (UK Wide) – Management, Engineering and Consultancy South West Highways and Building Plymouth (South West) Hinkley Point/EDF Energy (Bristol/Somerset) Babcock International (UK Wide) Morrison Utilities (UK Wide) Willmott Dixon (UK Wide) – Construction and Property Services Galliford Try (UK Wide) - Construction St James Place Wealth Management (London/UK Wide) - Financial Services ByLor (UK Wide) - Construction Recruitment Agencies Ex-Mil Recruitment (UK Wide) Drake International (UK Wide) Insignia Crew (Worldwide) – Yacht Crew Recruitment Agency Charity The White Ensign Association Highground – Rural Working Insight Weeks PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to retired and serving Royal Marines who have registered prior to the event. Upon arrival you must present a copy of your ticket confirmation (paper or phone will be accepted) and provide valid photographic ID or entry to CTCRM will be denied.
CTCRM Lympstone, Exmouth Road, Lympstone, EX8 5AR 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
27 November 2017, 11:00 - 16:00 Armed Forces Insight day
Time: 1100 – 1600 The Insight Day will focus on construction opportunities, both current and forecast, in the South of England. We will be introducing some of our Southern Alliance partners, including; Avondale Construction, Building Heroes, Carey Group, Chapman Ventilation, Heroes4Hire, Laing O'Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine, Taylor Woodrow/Vinci and a few yet to be confirmed who are all currently delivering projects across the region and have potential vacancies for both permanent jobs and work placements. These will include jobs such as Project Managers, Designers, 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. The event will also be offering informal interviews for current vacancies to suitable and interested candidates. Agenda for the day 1100 - 11.30: Registration & coffee 11.30 - 12.00: Welcome & Introduction to BuildForce, Mike Davis-Marks, BuildForce Project Director 12.00 - 13.30: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops 13.30 - 14.30: Networking lunch 14.30 - 16.00: Meet the employers, social media, CV and interview workshops 1600: Closing note To register a place, please send your details to info@buildforce.org.uk
Waterloo room, Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX Contact