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
18 December 2018, 09:30 - 15:30 Step into Rail
NTAR is working closely with industry and tri-support services to develop a portfolio of training that can lead to a second career in the Rail industry; assisting Ex-Forces personnel, and those preparing to leave the forces, to utilise the transferable skills and attributes gained whilst serving. The National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) is delighted to have engaged with CTP to understand the challenges and changes that have occurred in recent years within the Career Transition organisation.We are delighted to be given the opportunity to discuss how NTAR in partnership with CTP can attract ex-forces personnel into the rail industry. NTAR will be holding this one day event at their purpose-built training facility in Northampton. Designed specifically for Ex-Forces personnel, the day will illustrate how valuable military skills and experiences can be translated for roles within the Rail industry. The main focus of the day will be engineering and telecoms; however, NTAR will also be promoting other roles that require a rangeof skill sets, suitable for recruits from all ranks. Also present will be many of the top rail companies, so delegates will have the opportunity to speak with potential employers and possibly to register their CVs. Tours of NTAR’s state-of-the-art training facility will be running throughout the day. With no cost to attend, the day offers a full agenda with great networking, case studies of how others have made the journey into industry, and the chance to explore how military gained knowledge can be applied to careers within rail. It’s a day not to be missed.
Northampton Visit
10 January 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 Openreach Engineer Recruitment Event
Openreach has recruited over 2,500 armed forces veterans since 2011 – in 2017 alone, 20 per cent of Openreach’s 1,800 engineer recruits had an armed forces background. Openreach’s 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 will recruit 3,500 trainee engineers in 2018) Advice on demonstrating how your military skills and experience transfer to civilian employment. Information about Openreach’s recruitment processes Introductions to ex-Service personnel working for Openreach who have the experience of making a successful transition from military to civilian employment Places are limited to ensure that everyone gets the individual guidance they need. Before you register, please ensure you have the appropriate authority to attend (e.g. from your chain of command) and can 100% commit to turning up. Please note, this workshop is not a jobs fair! Please note: Transition Force workshops are suitable for service leavers and veterans of all ranks from all Services, plus spouses and partners – everybody is welcome. However, while each workshop’s content / agenda will be slightly adapted to suit the audience, some people, particularly Warrant Officers and Officers looking for management positions, may find it more beneficial to first connect with a Buddy mentor. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and levels of seniority, and are well positioned to provide the answers and contacts you need.
Central London Visit
15 January 2019, 12:00 - 17:00 Deloitte Military Insight Day-An Insight into Professional Services by Deloitte for Service Personnel
Deloitte will be holding their next Insight Day on 15th January 2019. Attendees will have the chance to find out what it’s like to work in the Professional Services industry. Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients Life at Deloitte - Military insight days 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? “It was very useful actually. The day is broken down into a series of insights from the different competences within Deloitte, with a focus where possible on ex-mil who have made the transition. You get a lot of information from engaging speakers and there is a lot to take in. The CV workshop was really useful and gave a great idea as to how Deloitte like CVs. The networking session at the end is also good, giving you a chance to pick the brains of the ex-mil cohort. All in all I was very impressed”. If you are unable to make this date, Deloitte’s next Insight Day will take place Tuesday 23rd April in London. This will be advertised on the CTP calendar closer to the event date.
Greater London Visit
16 January 2019, 17:00 - 19:00 Metropolitan Police Service Military Recruitment Event
London is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world – and policing it is no easy task. It takes a huge number of people from all sorts of different backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience. Do you have what it takes to be one of them? Find out if a career with the Met is just the change you’re looking for, and what kind of challenges, experiences and rewards you could have in store. The event is only open to HM Forces personal and will be opened by a Senior officer with a vision of policing in London. During the event you will be given information on the roles and recruitment processes that you will undertake to become a member of the Metropolitan Police Service. The Metropolitan Police are recruiting: Police Constables Police Community Support Officers Designated Detention Officers Communications Staff Once the presentations have been given you will have the opportunity to meet with ex forces personal who are now serving in the Metropolitan Police
London Contact
17 January 2019, 10:00 - 13:00 Connect Group PLC Recruitment and Information Event
Connect Group PLC is a leading UK distribution and logistics provider, specialising in Early Distribution and Mixed Freight. With a network of 76 distribution centres, established partnerships and supporting logistics technology, we connect suppliers to customers in an efficient, knowledgeable and service-oriented way. 20 million annual deliveries – every one unique With impressive reach and capability, we make over 20 million deliveries every year. We are leaders in high drop density early distribution and mixed freight deliveries of irregular dimension and weight. In 2014 Connect Group acquired Tuffnells. Tuffnells has been handling business parcel deliveries for well over 100 years, back when Harold Tuffnell had 1 horse and a cart which he purchased for just £100. Business deliveries have moved on since then, and we now deliver more parcels than the whole population of Australia every single year! With thousands of colleagues and vehicles and 1000s of happy customers, we’d say that Harold started something pretty special. This presentation will provide Service Leavers with an opportunity to learn more about Connect Group PLC/Tuffnells as a business and hear about the many opportunities they have available within Logistics, distribution and Operations. The presentation will also look at the application process and allow an opportunity for an questions and answers.
RRC Catterick Contact
23 January 2019, 10:00 - 15:00 A Day with BT: Transition Force Careers Event
Register for a free BT Transition Force workshop for an employer’s view on how to approach the civilian jobs market. 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 Introductions to ex-Service personnel working for BT who have the experience of making a successful transition from military to civilian employment Places are limited to ensure that everyone gets the individual guidance they need. Before you register, please ensure you have the appropriate authority to attend (e.g. from your chain of command) and can 100% commit to turning up. Please note, this workshop is not a jobs fair. Click here to find out more about Transition Force. Book your place
Edinburgh / Cardiff Visit
31 January 2019, 10:00 - 16:00 Crucial Academy’s Cyber Security Insight Day
Crucial Group is a professional information technology and services company providing cyber security & GDPR consulting, cyber security training at their state-of-the-art academy and global recruitment in the advanced technology markets. Crucial Academy is holding an Insight Day to discuss their ex-military Cyber Transition Programme. At the event, there will be leading industry experts speaking around cyber security and about Crucial Academy. The expert instructors will be giving demonstrations of technical trends and an oversight of each of the courses. There will also be an opportunity for you to discuss future job prospects and network with successful candidates that have gone through their programme. The day will run as follows: 10:00 Arrival, introduction brief. 10:30 Course outline in detail 11:00 Practical demo on latest cyber threat 11:30 Guest Speaker 12:00 Lunch/ Networking 13:00 Practical demo 13:30 Crucial Academies post course transition / Job prospects 14:00 Guest Speakers including prior successful candidates 15:00 Networking Crucial Academy deliver free, accredited courses in cyber security for those going through resettlement and then introducing them to a new career with one of their commercial partners. Located in central Brighton, Crucial Academy have a state-of-the-art training facility to deliver their accredited courses in offensive, defensive, information assurance and threat intelligence courses.
Brighton Contact
31 January 2019, 13:00 - 20:00 UBS Armed Forces Open Day
UBS is a multinational investment bank and financial services company founded in Switzerland. Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centers as the largest Swiss banking institution in the world.. Your leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills run deep from your time in the military. It’s time to put this experience to good use, but the transition feels daunting. We hear you loud and clear and want to help. Come and join our ex-serving staff who’ve been where you are now. They’ll give you a snapshot of what it’s like to work in banking, and pass on their experiences of making the transition. We’ve arranged presentations from experts across our bank in Europe, including tips on how to write your CV and interview techniques. There will be a chance to grow your network and we’ll give you the inside track on how to apply for our exciting new Ex Forces Associate Program (EFAP). Launching next year, EFAP aims to bring top talent from the military into full time Sales and Trading positions within UBS Investment Bank. Please register your interest by email using the link on the right. For those interested in applying for EFAP we would strongly encourage attaching a CV to the registration. Spaces are limited, so what are you waiting for?
London Contact
7 February 2019, 18:30 - 20:30 Recruitment Services, Job seeking and Business Net working
The London Liquid List meets monthly (except for January) on the first Thursday of the month at: The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE Map it There is no need to book in advance; just turn at 6.30pm. The List holds an 'open house' policy for its networking meetings, as such there is no need to register and no requirement to be on an 'attendance list' though it is in your interest to be recorded as having attended. More Details: For more details on the London Liquid List speak to: Mike Nicholson (host & organiser) on 01483 200 863 Entrance is free and will allow you to network for either business to business (B2B) or job-seeking purposes. Dress: Business smart or business informal/casual (not jeans & T shirts!). Come along with an open mind, a business card (if you have them) and a few pounds to buy a drink for yourself. NOTES: Newcomers to these events should be aware of three important points: ALL RANKS are invited – they are not for the exclusive benefit of the officer cadre While the Guest Speakers may focus on a particular sector many other In Business attendees will be there to answer questions across employment sectors Be you a Job Seeker or employed, with a wish to give something back to the ‘system’, you will always be welcome. Meanwhile please note that general information about these monthly nationwide meetings is always available on The List website under the Liquid List tab. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London's Next Speaker: TBC for Feb meeting
London Visit Contact
15 February 2019, 13:00 - 17:30 Armed Forces to Capco Insight Day
Capco is a global business and technology consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry. Operating at the forefront of financial services, we deliver market-leading solutions to clients across capital markets, retail banking, wealth and investment management, insurance and finance, and risk and compliance. Capco has employed a number of service leavers in recent years, all of whom have complemented our team-orientated culture and become an integral part of delivering innovative solutions to the challenges our clients face. For this reason we are actively seeking ambitious service leavers who have already left or are in the process of leaving the forces. On 15th February 2019, 1-5:30pm, we will host an interactive workshop at our London office. This workshop will provide: • An overview of the consulting industry, including the different types of organisations and typical projects • An insight into the financial services sector • An introduction to Capco from speakers at all levels of the business • Examples of current projects and profiles of current employees, including presentations from service leavers about their experience of transitioning from the military to Capco The workshop is also the starting point for applying for Armed Forces to Capco full time consultant roles, based in London or Edinburgh, with roles available starting throughout 2019. Please register for a place at the workshop at the following link. For further details about Capco and what a career at Capco could mean for you, please have a look through our website. Location: Capco, 77-79 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU Date: Friday 15th February 2019 Time: 1-5:30pm, followed by drinks
Capco, 77-79 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU Visit