Headquarters South West will be running a Job Fair in Tidworth Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 15 March 2017. At the event will be over 60 regional and national employers, as well as recruitment agencies who are specifically looking to recruit Service Leavers, Veterans and Spouses. A wide variety of industry sectors will be represented, including (but not exclusively): health, care, construction, transport, communications, tourism & leisure, manufacturing, bio sciences & pharmaceutical, finance and defence.
During the day a series of presentations/seminars will be delivered by outside experts on the following topics:
- 1030hrs – The Service Leaver’s Journey – from Service Leavers who have successfully made the journey into a successful military career
- 1130hrs – CTP – what CTP offer & how to get the most out of your Resettlement
- 1230hrs – The Business Perspective – what an employer is looking for when recruiting
- 1330hrs – Spouses – advice & guidance on the path to employment for spouses & partners
When: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Where: Tidworth Garrison Theatre, St Andrew’s Road, TIDWORTH, Wiltshire, SP9 7EP
All military personnel in Resettlement are encouraged to attend – even if you are not sure where you wish to settle or what job you are looking for, use the opportunity to speak to businesses who are looking to recruit from the military community to help develop your Resettlement planning. Unique to the Tidworth Job Fair will be a number of employers and agencies specifically attending to recruit/offer advice to spouses and partners also looking for employment.
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To celebrate the fifth year of the event on 13 May 207, participants brave enough to take on the Tough and Tougher courses will head for ‘Hel’ and back, summiting Helvellyn, high above Grasmere with stunning views all around the Lake District from its peak at 950m – if the weather is kind once more.
There will be a special surprise awaiting walkers on the summit with a live TV stream to wave to loved ones and colleagues as part of a ‘summit selfie’ station, provided by Arquiva long-standing supporters of Walking With The Wounded.
The Tougher route will plunge down the stunning Swirral Edge into Patterdale before looping back round and up St Sunday Crag, a dramatic climb up to Fairfield and then back down to Grasmere over Great Rigg for tea and medals.
The Tough route will take a more direct route back from Helvellyn but still climb the mighty Fairfield after skirting the beautiful Grisedale Tarn.
This year’s Peak route will take teams up Steel Fell as a fantastic first taste of a Lakeland summit. Each team will make a real impact as every team signing up supporting a vulnerable veteran back into independence.
- Tougher route – 29km and 2,000m of ascent including the peaks of Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Great Rigg.
- Tough route – 23km, 1,500m of ascent including the peaks of Helvellyn, Fairfield and Great Rigg.
- Peak route – 16km, 600m of ascent including the peak of Steel Fell.
The event has grown every year and now features more than 150 teams of four and is aiming to raise £250,000 in 2017 to support more veterans with mental, physical or social injuries through the charity’s programmes and back into independence and employment.
In terms of fundraising – each team is challenged to work together to raise £1,000 and to try for £2,000, which would directly support a veteran back into work.
To sign up please click here
PRESENTING PARTNERS …
Thank you to the Lowther Estate, Rydal Estate, Lake District National Park Authority and the National Trust for their assistance in enabling us to run this challenge.
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