Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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The following listings provide a snapshot of what’s coming up over the next few weeks for Service-leavers who prefer direct contact with potential employers or training providers. 

11 February
Financial Aspects of Resettlement (FAR) Webinar
Location: Online
Time: 10:00 – 14:00

The MoD are strong advocates in supporting you to ensure your finances are in good shape as you leave the Services. The MoD uses the Forces Pension Society (FPS) and St James’s Place Wealth Management Plc (SJP), a firm of independent financial advisors (authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) to provide the Financial Aspects of Resettlement webinar, with CTP providing administrative support.

The programme is split into two halves, firstly FPS provides a comprehensive brief that aims to help Service personnel better understand what they are entitled to from their Armed Forces pension schemes.  

Topics covered include:
• An overview of each pension scheme
• Medical awards
• Commutation
• Pen Form 1 completion and more…

The second part of the presentation is provided by SJP who have been working alongside the Armed Forces for many years. They have helped numerous Service personnel manage their finances, as they settle into civilian life. This presentation will cover all aspects of financial planning and give ample time for questions.

There are no charges made for any initial consultations and the whole presentation is scheduled to last approximately four hours, with a short break in-between the two parts.

For further information, to check availability or to book your provisional place, contact the Central Bookings Team on tel: 0203 162 4410.

 

23 February 
CTP Virtual Employment Event
Location: Online
Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Want to speak with employers who are recruiting over the next 6 – 12 months?

Do you have a fast approaching discharge date and are concerned how the labour market will look?

Join us and a selection of the Forces-friendly employers we work closest with for our CTP Virtual Employment Event on Tuesday 23 February. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to speak to industry leading employers with live vacancies who will be recruiting over the next 6-12 months, via video conferencing platforms. Chat face-to-face with recruiters allowing you to find out more about their opportunities, ask any questions and sell your extensive skills, qualifications and experience, just as you would at our regular employment fairs. All this without leaving the comfort of your own home or base, from anywhere in the world!

Join the CTP team for an introduction where we will outline how the event will be structured and introduce a representative from each organisation taking part.

Individual employer breakout sessions will take place, where you will be able to find out more about the company, ask questions about their roles and application processes, and discuss how your skills and background could fit with their needs.

These breakout sessions will be hosted by various companies using their own video conferencing software and we encourage you to visit a variety of employers throughout the event. You can be redirected to the next employer on request, or just speak with the team about any resettlement questions you may have.

You can join the CTP Virtual Employment Event from any connected device – ideally a computer or laptop – although mobile devices will also work. Full joining instructions and more detailed information will be emailed once you have registered for the event.

Don’t delay, sign up today by calling: 0203 162 4410, or drop us an email at: CTPEvents@ctp.org.uk

4 March
CTP Enhancement Webinar – Interview Success
Location: Online
Time: 10:00 – 11:30

You’ve made it; you have got through the final sift and have been invited to interview! Now what? How do you prepare?

This 90-minute webinar gives you top tips and guidance on how best to conduct yourself at interview, so that you feel confident and prepared.

Topics covered include: purpose of an interview, types of interview (including online interviewing), preparation and follow-up, common questions, competency based questions, green lights, questions to ask interviewers and negotiation.

Please note: You will need to ensure that your computer/tablet/phone will be able to run the Webex software or app prior to attending the event. If running off a PC, a separate phone line is also required. Details are provided in the joining instructions. Some firewalls may prevent easy access to the online platform.

Then sit back, relax and enjoy the event. It is all about participating, engaging and learning from each other as well as receiving timely advice from our experienced facilitators.

For further information, to check availability or to book your provisional place, contact the Central Bookings Team on tel: 0203 162 4410.

16 March 
Schroders Armed Forces Insight Afternoon
Location: Greater London
Time: 12:00 – 17:00

Schroders Investment Management and Cazenove Capital would like to invite Service-leavers to an insight day. Schroders is one of the largest asset managers in the UK, with over £500bn of assets currently under management. Cazenove Capital is the wealth management division of Schroders, managing money for high net worth individuals, charities and trusts. Based in London, but with offices worldwide, the company offers a fantastic opportunity for Service-leavers to start a second career. 

The event will consist of a number of discussions from leaders across the business, including former Armed Forces members. The day will give attendees a thorough introduction to the business, as well as asset and wealth management more widely. The day will also give attendees an opportunity to find out more about Schroders’ 2021 6-9 month paid Armed Forces Scheme which will run from April 2021 onwards, as well as a chance to discuss CV tips with former scheme members and to meet some of the managers looking to take on Service-leavers into roles within their business areas. We will also be discussing new opportunities within Schroders Personal Wealth’s IFA academy. 

For more information about Schroders Investment Management please go to: www.schroders.com

There are limited spaces available for the day and attendees will be chosen based on the CV received. If you wish to attend this event, please send your CV to: marshall.elliott@schroders.com by 28 February 2021. More detailed information will be sent to those selected to attend.