Fill your Skill Shortages with Armed Forces Leavers.
Would you like the chance to recruit from a huge resource of highly skilled, diligent and hard-working individuals?
Each year, more than 20,000 individuals leave the Armed Forces. This figure is set to dramatically increase as the MoD plans to make 54,000 additional redundancies before the year 2015.
Former service people leave the military equipped with specialist skills that could be perfectly transferred to the energy sector. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of an almost untapped resource of skills and talent. Interested? NOF Energy certainly is; which is why we have teamed up with BFRS (the British Forces Resettlement Services) to host a Military-to-Civilian Energy Careers Fair.
The event will feature hundreds of former service personnel interested in careers in the energy sector as well as training for energy sector qualifications. We are looking for employers and training companies who are interested in exhibiting at the event, and engaging with hundreds of potential new candidates. Service leavers are used to working in difficult, pressurised and potentially dangerous situations and have a strong work ethic. They bring a unique skill set to the workplace which includes:
Transferable skills; The Armed Forces teach a wide range of specialised trades and disciplines that personnel are regularly tested on. A lot of these skill sets are also found in the energy sector and former service men and women demonstrate an excellent ability to adapt and learn new trades.
Excellent teamwork; The military are masters at understanding and teaching team working. Each service person implicitly understands his or her roles, those of their commanding officers’ and those of their subordinates. This training provides them with excellent team leading, delegation and managerial skills.
“Can do” attitude; Service people are trained to achieve their objectives against all odds. They are used to working to strict deadlines, with limited resources and still getting the job done. Triumphing over adversity used to be their day jobs and they could bring this level of grit and determination to your company.
The NOF Energy and BFRS Energy Sector Military to Civilian Careers Fair will be held on 4th September 2012 at Catterick Leisure Centre. A significant number of service leavers looking for work will be looking to attend. It will be an excellent opportunity for employers to talk to talented individuals who are proactively looking to take their first steps into a new career. Training organisations should also consider exhibiting as service leavers are offered a monetary allowance to invest in any training which could lead to future employment.
The exposure gained by exhibiting goes well beyond the event itself. Exhibitors will also be able to communicate with BFRS’s 10,000-strong online jobseeker community. Your exhibit will also feature for a 3 month period following the event on The BFRS Virtual Jobs Fair, an online version of the event which is accessible from anywhere in the world.
If you are looking to recruit highly skilled individuals, exhibiting at this event really is an excellent opportunity to do so.
NOF Energy member companies Non-member companies
3 x 1 metre stand £995 + VAT 3 x 1 metre stand £1995 + VAT
6 x 1 metre stand £1495 + VAT 6 x 1 metre stand £2495 + VAT
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