Employment support for armed forces veterans

Published Friday, 12th February 2016 Royal British Legion Industries

Rotherham Town Hall will be hosting a free course next month to support Armed Forces veterans in finding a job they want.

The five-day course, from 7 to 11 March, is being run by Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) and is open to any veterans from the armed forces, regardless of when and how long they served for.

This fully-funded support from RBLI is the second course to be held in South Yorkshire, following a successful course in Doncaster last year, as part of its work helping ex-service personnel deal with the transition from military to civilian life.

On the course veterans will receive support which includes: guidance to build a civilian CV, preparing for an interview, learning how and where to look for work, identifying individual skills and abilities and breaking down any obstacles in the way of getting the job they want.

Cllr Taiba Yasseen, Advisory Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services, said: "This support is a great opportunity for anyone who has worked in the armed forces to receive valuable support to get the job they are aiming for.

"The team at the course will work closely with the Rotherham veterans to hone in on their skills and abilities to work towards their next career step. Whether they are looking for training opportunities, returning to work or further education it will help them gain confidence and skills to reach their goal."

There will be 12 places offered at the course in Rotherham. Contact Lifeworks to book a place or get more information.

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