How to Inspire and Prepare Veterans For Civilian Employment: Offer Skills and Conversion Training

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Most people join the Armed Forces directly from school, college or university. Therefore their knowledge and experience of commerce tends to be limited; similarly their skills do not always transfer directly to the private sector. Therefore, providing preparatory, induction or role-specific skills training helps veterans succeed more quickly in your business.

Read our IBM case study and top tips guide and find out how to offer skills and conversion training to transitioning and former military personnel. 

Julian Meyrick

SaluteMyJob interviewed head of IBM's Security Division in Europe, Julian Meyrick, a former Regimental Signals Officer, who served for six years in the Royal Green Jackets in the British Army. Mr Meyrick discusses how veterans are a valuable talent pool that could help fill the large number of vacant cybersecurity roles and how offering conversion training to ex-military personnel is a way of addressing and closing this notable gap.

Andrew Jackson

Providing preparatory, induction or role-specific skills training helps veterans succeed more quickly in your business. Given the difference to their military way of life and culture, ‘conversion’ training provides an essential introduction to an unfamiliar commercial environment. Managing Director of SaluteMyJob, Andrew Jackson, offers his top tips to employers on how to offer conversion training to transitioning and ex-military personnel.


Want to find out more about employing veterans? Download the full Capitalising on military talent: Everything you need to know about employing veterans here.