RFEA teams up with TechVets for ‘Careers Sitrep’ to help veterans get started in cyber & tech careers

RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity is teaming up with TechVets to host a free ‘Careers Sitrep’ event, focusing on helping veterans and service leavers into the cyber security industry and tech sector

The live stream Careers Sitrep series is a regular event from the charity, which will feature a number of special guests and topics, all designed to help veterans and their families find support to further their careers.

RFEA exists to provide life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to service leavers, reservists, veterans and their families, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

Following the hugely successful inaugural online event last month, RFEA’s Careers Sitrep will be returning at 14.30 on 30 July for a one-hour session, which will be live streamed across a number of social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

This month’s informal panel discussion will be made up of four guests who have all served in the Military. They include: Chief Executive of RFEA, Commodore Alistair Halliday who served for over 30 years in the Royal Navy; Director of TechVets, James Murphy who spent almost 20 years serving in the Army; Nicola Moxon, Senior Security Analyst at Next and TechVets volunteer who also served in the Army; plus TechVets member Luke Spencer who works as a penetration tester after a 10 year career in the Army.

Each guest will offer a unique perspective and their individual expertise across a range of topics including:

  • The transition from the Services to a non-Military career
  • Changes in the typical roles being filled by veterans
  • The boom in tech vacancies and routes to industry and training
  • Top hints and tips for job seekers interested in exploring a tech or cyber based role

Viewers watching the session in real time will also be able to put questions to the panel which will be answered during the live discussion.*

Careers Sitrep host and RFEA Chief Executive, Alistair Halliday, comments:

“Our first Careers Sitrep event was a huge success, with a great turn out from veterans looking to take their next step on the civilian career ladder. We are looking forward to our next session which promises to provide motivation and inspiration for any tech-curious veterans looking for help and support, with a great panel on hand and ready to share their expertise.”

James Murphy, TechVets Director, says:

“As an ex-Serviceman myself, I know first-hand all the incredible attributes that people who have Served bring to the workforce. We are seeing a real shift in the types of roles that veterans are moving into now, with the tech and cyber industries presenting a huge opportunity to marry highly skilled and motivated individuals, with exciting and lucrative new careers. Careers Sitrep will be a brilliant opportunity to share some valuable insight into the best ways veterans can look to kickstart their careers in these sectors.”

TechVets, which recently joined forces with RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, offers opportunities for veterans, service leavers, full-time and reservist serving persons to join its incredible community, to learn and train using free leading resources and to receive valuable employment support into cyber security and technology careers.

For more information visit www.rfea.org.uk/careerssitrep


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