Military Recruitment Event Offers

Thousands of Vacancies to service leavers

A major recruitment event specifically designed for personnel leaving the Armed Forces, will take place on Tuesday 30th July and Tuesday 6th August 2013. The CTP Online Careers Fair will be the largest military recruitment event in the UK, will help those planning to leave the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force to find new jobs within the civilian job market and ensure they have the vocational skills needed for their next career step.

Over 5,000 Service leavers are set to attend the event, which will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet and chat with representatives from a wide variety of employers and training providers, and explore the different options available as they embark upon new careers. Exhibitors are from industry sectors such as energy, oil & gas, engineering, communications, banking and retail, and include BAE Systems, Network Rail, Sky, Serco, BT Openreach, Amazon, Scottish Power, Thales and C Wind among many others.

The employers attending this virtual event will be recruiting for thousands of live current vacancies across their organisations, whilst all training providers are MoD accredited and offer vocational training to suit a wide range of industry sectors.

The event, hosted by global event business UBM plc, uses an innovative online platform, providing a new approach to traditional careers fairs. Service personnel will be able to access the event from anywhere in the world, including those currently on operational tours in Afghanistan, as long as they have a compatible internet connection and relevant device such as a computer, laptop or tablet. Attendees can visit on both live dates, and will be able to log on in-between the live event dates and leave messages for exhibitors.

The event is being organised by the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), which is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management. The CTP has been the official provider of the MoD resettlement provision since 1998 and in that time, has helped over 180,000 Service personnel make the transition from the Armed Forces.

David Duffy, Director of the CTP said: “Recent redundancies announced by the MoD will inevitably see a number of Service leavers entering the jobs market, and for some, it will be their first experience of working life outside the military. This event is vital for those leaving the Service to help with a smooth transition into civilian life, by providing a one-stop shop for personnel at every stage of the resettlement process. Whether they are actively job-seeking, or simply exploring their options and planning for the future by undertaking appropriate training courses, this event can help. The CTP has first-hand experience of the huge range of transferrable skills held by Service leavers, and I’m delighted that so many major employers are now making the most of the ex-military talent pool.”

Each year, over 20,000 individuals leave the Armed Forces, and these Service leavers offer a wide range of skills and experiences to prospective employers. The CTP has now become a key resourcing partner for leading organisations, such as Openreach, who over the last 24 months have recruited over 1,200 Service leavers.
Olivia Garfield, Chief Executive of Openreach, said “For us, as an employer, it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to recruit so many ex-Armed Forces personnel through the CTP. They are highly skilled, motivated and disciplined and have experience of complex engineering tasks in challenging environments, whilst having a disciplined approach and a very positive attitude.”

Employers can advertise their vacancies to Service leavers by registering on the CTP website With no cost for advertising vacancies and no placement fee, the CTP offers the opportunity for employers to significantly save on recruitment costs.

Further information about the Online Careers Fair can be found at