Worcestershire employers invited to meet ex-services personnel

Worcestershire businesses of all sizes are invited to meet ex-services personnel at a ‘Living and Working Fair’, being held in the city on Thursday 5 December

The Fair is Worcestershire’s response to the national re-organisation of the Armed Forces that will result in 18,000 skilled personnel leaving their military posts over the next year.   A wide range of transferable skills will be on offer to employers, including in shortage areas such as advanced technology, engineering, logistics and security.

Worcestershire is one of only a handful of locations chosen by the Armed Forces to host this type of event, which will also include information on housing, schools, health and leisure.

Gary Woodman, Executive Director at the Worcestershire LEP, says: “The Living and Working Fair will be an ideal opportunity for Worcestershire businesses to attract highly skilled potential employees.  By setting up an exhibition stand or attending the event, they can meet with a group of people who are recognised as being well trained, highly motivated, professional and reliable.”

The Fair will be held at the new Army Reserve Centre at Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm.

There is no charge to attend or for businesses to set up exhibition stands at the event.

For further information or to secure a place, contact David Irish at Worcestershire LEP Office before 21 November 2013.