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London VAPC backs call for more mentors for VETS programme

Additional mentors needed to help Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS) programme.

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More mentors are needed to help build on the success of the VETS scheme, which provides employment support for veterans.

Nearly 2,000 ex-servicemen and women have signed up to the programme but the scheme has only 400 mentors.

Alex Jablonowski, who represents London VAPC on the scheme’s steering group, said:

It’s going well but we do need more mentors. I would be really grateful if VAPC members and those throughout the wider veterans community would consider volunteering.

If you feel this is up your street, your support would be very much appreciated. Putting in place an extensive team of mentors is really critical to the success of the project.

VETS is a coalition of partners that have joined together to support all veterans as they seek to find the right job. The coalition consists of a broad range of leading companies from across the commercial sector, the Ministry of Defence, the Career Transition Partnership and service charities. VETS aims to join up existing transition support initiatives into a single programme that significantly improves employment outcomes for all veterans and businesses.

Barclays have helped to lead development of the scheme and the VETS team can be contacted at VETSHub@barclayscorp.com or via the VETS website.

Published 8 September 2017