Grantham job fair is aimed at helping armed forces personnel get a civilian career

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A careers fair will be held at The Meres leisure centre in Grantham tomorrow (Thursday) for existing and former members of the armed services.

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are coming to Grantham, bringing Industry and the Armed Forces Community (AFC) together to provide future career opportunities.

Companies are looking to employ those leaving the forces, veterans and those in the Reserve Forces because they have gained various skills which are valued by industry.

Tomorrow, from 9.30am to 2pm, BFRS is hosting the free jobs and careers fair at The Meres. It is aimed at Service Leavers, the Reserve Forces, Veterans, MOD employees and their families. This event gives those attending an opportunity to meet employers in person, talk to training and education providers and add their CV to a drop box so that it can be distributed to employers who work with BFRS.

More than 350 people are expected to attend on the day, and exhibitors will include Scania (Great Britain), FDM Group, Heathrow Airport, Bakkavor Foods, Chevron TM and Pilgrim Food Service among others.

BFRS Managing Director Neil Dean said: “Our focus is on helping the Armed Forces Community find new careers which match their training, experience and aspirations. Visitors will be able to speak to employers and recruiters representing a wide range of industries and chat to training companies to identify any training needs they require for their chosen civilian career.”