DON'T MISS ALEX POLIZZI'S NEW SERIES FEATURING SALUTEMYJOB:
HIRE OUR HEROES
CONTINUES FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER, 9PM ON BBC2
Brand new series Alex Polizzi: Hire Our Heroes starts on Friday, 11th December, at 9pm on BBC Two.
Alex works to get jobless military veterans onto the Civvy Street job ladder, fighting for employers to recognise highly skilled military skillsets.
In the first episode Alex hears the sometimes heartbreaking testimony of four veterans – all with a highly-trained military skillset yet finding themselves struggling to find work in civvy street.
Alex begins to join the dots between employers with jobs and veterans looking for work. After years of rejection – one veteran has applied for more than 200 jobs in six years without success – self-esteem is at rock bottom. Alex’s first job is to try and build confidence in men for whom Civvy Street is daunting and civvy speak often incomprehensible.
As well as coaching, cajoling and mentoring her little unit of vets, Alex wants to bang the drum to employers that military veterans are a valuable and untapped resource. But, as the group takes its first baby steps into employment, she begins to think she might have bitten off more than she can chew…
In part 2, Alex invites SaluteMyJob to a workshop in Plymouth helping employers understand the transferable skills of ex-Service men and women.