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ECITB Service Leavers Event 2015

30 September 2015/Categories: Media News

Lifting the lid on new engineering careers

ECITB supports service leavers into new roles in engineering construction

Every year around 20,000 people leave the Armed Forces and enter the world of civilian work and life. The engineering construction industry requires at least 42,000 highly skilled entrants over the next ten years to help maintain Britain’s vital energy and process infrastructure. As a well-trained and skilled section of the population, often from technical and engineering backgrounds, service leavers are an attractive workforce for roles in engineering construction.

Each year, the leading skills organisation, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) hosts a Service Leaver’s careers fair to highlight the many opportunities available for ex-military personnel in the engineering construction industry. This year’s event will held at the prestigious Imperial War Museum in Salford on Thursday 22 October (10am - 3pm) and will bring together service leavers with some of the largest names in engineering construction to discover the world of engineering construction and new career prospects.

Chris Claydon, chief executive of the ECITB said:

“Following the success of last year’s event, we are delighted to host the event again this year. Service personnel have the high level skills, discipline, teamwork and leadership capabilities and experience of working in some of the most challenging conditions, and there is a very good fit with the project based work of the engineering construction industry. As a recent Service leaver I can wholeheartedly attest to the value of these events to former Service personnel and this event will provide insights into this world of work as well as access to many people and companies within the industry.”

The careers fair will feature leading industry speakers, and offer skills workshops and one-to-one careers advice, which will provide service leavers with a better understanding of how their transferable skills and attributes could equip them for a new career in engineering construction. Industry speakers from oil and gas, nuclear, renewables, process industries, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water and power generation will be at the event to provide an insight into to industry and its opportunities.

The ECITB has a wide range of training programmes and services to enable service leavers to acquire the correct skills and qualifications for a safe and effective transition into the industry. The ECITB is working together with the Careers Transition Partnership to deliver this event.

To book a place please contact Jennie Pittam on 020 7469 6665 or jpittam@ctp.org.uk

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