Warrior tours boost employability for injured veterans

A FOCUS on how military skills translate to civilian employment will help wounded and injured veterans in their job search.

Warrior Tours, organised by the Royal British Legion and supported by SaluteMyJob and Arena Travel, are a new combination of battlefield tour and employment workshop which will allow wounded, injured and sick veterans to recognise and translate the skills they have acquired during their military service.

Professional employment consultants will provide targeted employment support before, during and after each tour, which includes two days specialist training at a UK location before the group departs for the Normandy battlefields.

Participants will also be provided with evidence of their individual strengths and receive help to promote self-awareness and self-confidence, as well as learning about some of the key battles of World War 2.

The course, which is free to access, is intended to help veterans improve their competitiveness in the civilian jobs market, as well build their confidence and self-worth.

Specialist trainers will use military context to help participants identify and translate their acquired skills as well as assistance with CV writing, interview technique and online assessments. Everyone on the tour will be given a targeted job search plan and the opportunity to meet civilian employers that are willing and able to employ disabled servicemen and women and provide mentoring and advice.

The first tour in the series took place in May and the next tour is planned for October 12 to 19. Email us at info@salutemyjob.com to find out more about how to apply for a place.