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BFRS announces first of its kind job fair

Gemini Forces and Drivers Direct, the UKs leading ex-military recruitment companies working together as the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS), will hold a groundbreaking free admission job fair and networking event for ex-forces people on 4th March 2010. The venue is the Garrison Sports Centre, Aldershot, Hampshire, and the interactive event will help past, present and future service leavers as well as their job-seeking family members access a range of support organisations and find meaningful employment.
Neil Dean, Gemini Forces, Business Development Manager, says: We are breaking new ground with this event as it will provide a superb opportunity for service leavers and their families to meet recruiters who are specifically looking for skill sets and experiences they will have gained during their military life. Not only have we companies exhibiting who are actively recruiting new staff, we will also have a range of support organisations at hand offering free advice ranging from financial through to fine-tuning the all-important CV.
Exhibitors will include BAE Systems, the AA, BSM, Airbus, EADS, Marstons, Security Networking Events, Rushmoor Borough Council, Hampshire Police, Civvy Street and The British Legion, with Drivers Direct and Gemini Forces also at hand to provide advice and consultation. The event runs from 14.30 to 20.30 on 4th March and the doors are open to other potential employers who would like to network with skilled job seekers.
Some service leavers may not want to take up full-time employment directly and so we will have organisations presenting gap-year opportunities for them to gain further experience and help them adjust to civilian life. This can be a good move for some. Wed encourage those who are thinking along these lines to come to the event to speak to Peak Leaders who will be able to talk to them about the exciting range of opportunities they have to offer for gap-year candidates, adds Neil Dean.
 Throughout the day, free seminars and presentations will run alongside the exhibition. A free curry supper will be available at 17.30, preceding the keynote speech by Colonel Richard Kemp CBE who will talk about the ins and outs of transitioning from military to civilian life.


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