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Veterans encouraged to sign up for career transition events

London VAPC points to opportunities offered by Veterans Employment Transition Support programme.

A veteran's badge being proudly worn on a lapel. Crown copyright.
A veteran's badge being proudly worn on a lapel. Crown copyright.

The London Veterans and Advisory Pensions Committee (VAPC) is encouraging veterans seeking employment to attend a series of career transition events, the first of which will be held on 2 October 2017.

The events are organised by companies who are working with the Veterans Employment Transition Support (VETS) programme. Alex Jablonowski of London VAPC and a member of the VETS steering committee said:

The VETS scheme continues to enrol substantial numbers of veterans seeking career opportunities. We also have a strong flow of mentors coming forward to advise and counsel those veterans. 37 signed up in just one week recently!

Job opportunities are continuing to grow and several new corporate partners have signed up in the past weeks who bring with them new roles and mentors.

In addition to the events mentioned below, new roles are constantly being added to the VETS Website and it is well worth looking at these and forthcoming events to view opportunities which you may not have considered.

The following events are designed for veterans interested in a career in financial services:

  • 2 to 6 October 2017, Bishopsgate: free week’s training course on management consultancy in the financial services sector, for more information contact adam.libbey@bishopsgate-financial.com or telephone 0207 448 3000
  • 20 October 2017, Barclays military cyber awareness: Barclays are already a major employer of veterans, and are offering a series of presentations about the different functions within Barclays and the roles available, for more information contact john.chantry2@barclays.com

VETS is a coalition of partners that have come 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 such as Barclays, Carillion, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover, the Ministry of Defence, the Career Transition Partnership as well as service charities.

VETS aims to join up the existing transition support initiatives into a single programme that significantly improves employment outcomes for veterans and businesses.

You can contact the VETS team at vetshub@barclayscorp.com or via the VETS website.

Published 26 September 2017