RFEA is pleased to partner with the Government’s See Potential campaign, focused on their Employing Military Veterans event this month which was introduced by Caroline Dineage, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions.
See Potential aims to help businesses fill skills gaps and diversify workforces by hiring people from disadvantaged groups including some military veterans. Sir Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and Simon Cowell are See Potential ambassadors.
The Employing Military Veterans event was targeted at employers who do not currently recruit ex forces and showcased some of the employers who work closely with RFEA, demonstrating the value that they place on military experience within their workforce and how they operate their ex military recruitment. Speakers included the BT Group, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover, FDM Group, JP Morgan and the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and over 100 employers attended.
Chloe Mackay, RFEA’s Chief Operating Officer, says: “RFEA is delighted to partner with See Potential and to be able to talk about RFEA’s work and how we can help employers connect with ex armed forces.
“At RFEA, we are passionate about supporting veterans into employment, the purpose that a job gives to their life and the stability that an income gives to their family. We are passionate about the value of military skills and experience as part of the workforce for every employer. RFEA works with 20,000 military veterans and 7,000 employers every year, and we operate a specialist jobs board which publicised 80,000 job opportunities last year.”
25 October 2017
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RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity – exists to provide life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to service leavers and veterans, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.
Founded in 1885 and operating across the UK, we have the specialist knowledge and understanding to bridge the gap between military life and civilian employment. We work in partnership with other organisations and employers who, like us, respect and value the unique qualities and abilities of all those who have served.