Merseyside Employment Initiative

“From Military Life to Civvy Life”

We are here all day, from 10.00am to 17.00am! 

Everton Football Club, the Peoples Club,

Goodison Road, Liverpool, L4 4EL

This event is FREE and open to the Service Leaver, Veteran, Spouse and Reserve community.

(The event is not open to the general public)

Many (North West) Armed Forces Covenant companies who understand the qualities the Service person brings to industry will be in attendance and are actively looking for full-time employees.

There will also be the opportunity to discuss Self-employment options with X-Forces.

A CV and Interview skills workshops will also be on offer.

The Local Authority Armed Forces Champions will be on hand to answer questions regarding housing, school admissions and family NHS support.

Veterans HQ will be available to discuss on-going Welfare support to Veterans. 

We look forward to meeting you there. Let us help you get from “Military life to Civvy Life”.



Ian Setchfield served 13 years in the RAF as a Sergeant in the Critical Care Air Support Team – retrieving and transporting critically ill servicemen and women around the world.

He is now settled in East Kent with his family and enjoying his role in urgent care at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Thanet.

“Military nurses bring crucial skills which are of huge benefit to the NHS,” said the 47-year-old father of two, who lives in Westgate-On-Sea near Margate. “Obviously we are good in a crisis with our operational experience, but we also have great leadership skills and flexibility.  When my wife and I decided to settle in Thanet I approached the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital and they recognised the transferable skills and experience that I could bring to a role here. They supported me from the start and encouraged me to complete a Master’s degree, and I am now about to embark on a PhD in systems leadership.”

Ian progressed rapidly through the ranks at QEQM, which is run by the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and is now an Acute Care Nurse Consultant after completing a unique ‘Aspiring Practitioner Programme’, which was developed by EKHUFT and allowed Ian to carve out his current role. “EKHUFT are a forward-thinking Trust, I have always felt that my experiences are valued and listened to. It’s a teaching trust too so it means that we are at the forefront of new research and development.

“The Trust have always encouraged and supported me to develop my NHS career,” said Ian. “My daughter and son are now teenagers and have benefited from great local schools and a wonderful way of life in east Kent.”

Watch a short interview with Ian here to discover what a career with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has to offer



Civil Nuclear Constabulary – Protecting nuclear sites

The CNC is a specialist armed police service dedicated to protecting the civil nuclear industry. We protect 14 civil nuclear sites across England, Scotland and Wales, safeguard nuclear material in transit and play a key role in national security. The civil nuclear industry includes nuclear research and provides nuclear energy to millions of people. 

To protect such an important commodity, as well as the public, we are a police force like no other, offering a variety of Police Officer and support roles at all levels. By protecting nuclear materials on site and in transit. We play a vital role.

The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) follows the National Recruitment Standards in accordance with Home Office Guidelines and processes for recruiting Officers into the Constabulary. Our selection processes are based on ability, skills and expertise. We recruit the very best people based on merit, regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, sexual preference or anything else unrelated to the role. The nature of our work means that we have to conduct a rigorous application process which, of necessity, can also be quite lengthy. The process involves a variety of screening checks, as well as security and reference checks. This is an essential part of ensuring that we recruit the most able individuals and that you are right for us – as well as ensuring that joining us is the right move for you.

Our Policing priorities include: national and international terrorism, information and technology proliferation, protection of site and facilities from incursion and unlawful protest as well as crime committed within site areas.

Applications are to be completed online, accessed via our careers website: