Plymouth to hold jobs fair for veterans next month


Members of Plymouth's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Members of Plymouth’s Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

A jobs fair is being held next month to help Veterans back into work following their return to ‘Civvy Street.’

The Plymouth Corporate Covenant Group, coordinated by Plymouth City Council, has organised the jobs fair for armed forces veterans, which takes place at the Plymouth Guildhall on Tuesday 19 July 2016 from 12pm to 8pm.

So far, 45 different employers and organisations have signed up to take part in the event, but more are always welcome. You can view a full list here

Councillor Glenn Jordan, Cabinet Member for Culture and Armed Forces Champion for Plymouth City Council, said: “As a Veteran myself I know how hard it can be too adapt to Civilian Life and starting a new Career, so am delighted we are able to hold this event in Plymouth and that we have been overwhelmed with local organisations wanting to take part.“

“The Plymouth Corporate Covenant Group is a great success and going from strength to strength, with the national recognition we received earlier in the year through Alex Polizzi’s ‘Hire Our Heroes’ documentary for BBC2 raising our profile hugely.

“We hope that lots of Veterans and their families are able to attend this Jobs Fair.”

Heather Ogburn, Senior Leadership Advisor for Plymouth City Council, who coordinates the Covenant for the Council, said: “We are very pleased that so many local employers have come forward to support this event but we are getting more companies joining the Corporate Covenant all the time and we always welcome more.”

The jobs fair will provide opportunities for employers and potential employees to meet and discuss job opportunities.

There will be focused workshops linked to self-employment; mock interviews and CV writing throughout the day.

In addition, there will be a café/refreshment area and an area where Serving and Veterans’ family members can seek advice and support from a range of services including The Royal British Legion; Advice Plymouth; SSAFA; Help for Heroes and others.

For more information visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/veteransjobsfair