Why Organisations Should Consider the Armed Forces Community for Roles

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Why Organisations Should Consider the Armed Forces Community for Roles

  • Publish Date: 7 months ago
  • Author:by Bryn Jones

Here at The ONE Group, we are passionate about helping candidates find their perfect jobs and clients find their perfect match, however, working-age veterans are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as their equivalents in the UK general population (11% vs 6%). This equals around 120,000 unemployed veterans. Therefore, we have written this blog to help raise awareness of this fantastic candidate pool to our network.

British Forces Resettlement Services is a Social Enterprise that was set up to help the Armed Forces Community and their families, primarily during resettlement, but also beyond, they help people to understand future career options, to build essential networks, and engage with people and organisations who can help with the preparation and/or offer employment.

With over 200 trades in the Army alone, many Service Leavers are highly skilled and experienced in a range of roles such as Engineering, Project Management, HR, Policing, Transport, Logistics, IT, and Communications – all easily transferable to the average workplace. Organisations that employ Service Leavers report that they exhibit much-needed cross-functional skills, notably team-working, motivating others, powers of communication, problem-solving, organisational skills, and strategic thinking, Service Leavers also have excellent leadership skills, with increasing responsibilities placed on them as they progress through the ranks. 

BFRS's key service is their National Employment & Career fairs, held throughout the UK where people and organisations can engage on a ‘one to one’ basis. To find out more about where the team wil be visit: www.bfrss.org.uk/Events. They have employers, training providers, and help and advice stations for Service Leavers and their families. The majority of the BFRS team have also served in the military or been a part of the Armed Forces Community.

If you think your organisation would like to benefit from having a highly skilled Service Leaver or you are/know a Service Leaver, please get in touch with BFRS on info@bfrss.org.uk or 02476 939931.

British Forces Resettlement ServicesLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/british-forces-resettlement-services/