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Veterans welcome to find out about employment outside the military

Solihull Editorial 6th Oct, 2023   0

VETERANS and their loved ones can find out more about jobs on offer outside the military.

Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) will be hosting its free Lifeworks employment training course at The Village Hotel in Shirley.

From October 16 to 19 the charity is inviting veterans, and family members of serving personnel who live in the area, and are seeking employment, or to move jobs, to join the course.

RBLI’s Lifeworks course is run by veterans and supported by spouses of serving personnel.

Everyone who takes part in the course will receive an internationally recognised SQA qualification.

The course is open to all veterans, no matter how long they’ve been out of the military.

Tim Brown, who served in the Royal Engineers and AGC in the UK, Northern Ireland, Canada the First Gulf War and twice in Iraq, is RBLI’s Lifeworks Trainer and Coach, will run the course.

He said: “It can be difficult to transition to the civilian world and through the course we give people guidance to adapt to and overcome change.

“As the course is delivered by veterans we understand where participants are at in their lives.

“We emphasise just how relevant, and transferable, the skills they learnt in the Armed Forces are to civilian employers.

“Once they realise that, it really helps to raise their confidence and self belief.”

Before enrolment on the course the Lifeworks team provides every person with a free vocational assessment, helping them to apply their existing skills and experiences in the military to support them on their employment journey.

For more or to register for the Solihull course call 0800 319 6844, email [email protected] or click here.




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