An online job fair to link employers with ex-military, reservist and military spouse jobseekers will take place this October.
SaluteMyJob, in partnership with Business In The Community (BITC), is delivering the SVETS virtual job fair on 24th October 2016. The aim of the event is to help employers fill their skills gaps with ex-military, reservist and military spouses and to help jobseekers into employment, with a particular focus on Scotland. Employers who wish to promote the opportunities and support they can provide to veterans and spouses are encouraged to sign up for this exciting pilot project, designed to bring employers and jobseekers together in an online careers fair environment.
The Scottish Veterans Employment and Training Service (SVETS) is a partnership between the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, charities, commercial organisations and education providers, designed to support veterans’ employment. SVETS has been awarded a £7,000 grant by the Scottish Government, to help fund the job fair and, in particular, to connect small and medium-sized businesses with ex-military jobseekers.
The event is timed to coincide with an employer ‘summit’ hosted by BITC to discuss veterans’ employability and share best practice.
The job fair will take place on 24th October 2016, between 9.30am and 3pm.
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“This collaborative approach will provide a platform to promote the employability of those who leave the Armed Forces with a wealth of experience and talent that they can offer businesses of all sizes across Scotland."
- Martin Gibson, Chairman of Veterans Scotland.
“Many employers face skills shortages or recruitment and retention challenges which former service men and women can help to address. Veterans and their families add much value to our communities and I want to make Scotland the most attractive destination for them to settle and succeed.”
- Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.