KIRKLEES companies have been urged to consider recruiting ex-service personnel.
The Institute of Directors in Yorkshire and the Humber is encouraging businesses across the region to use the recruitment services offered by the Regular Forces Employment Association.
The RFEA, which celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, was established in 1885 to help men and women who have served in the Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force to find and remain in work after leaving the services.
The organisation works with the Career Transition Partnership to give service leavers the tools they need to make the transition from a military to civilian career using a variety of workshops and training courses – along with dedicated support and online job finding site RightJob – to help them find new employment.
John Thompson, regional director of IoD Yorkshire, said: “The RFEA works closely with employers to provide them with access to a pool of well-trained, talented and motivated people who are an asset to any company.
“I would urge any businesses in the region looking to recruit new staff to consider the organisation’s free-of-charge online vacancy database.”
The RFEA delivers its job-finding services through a network of 24 employment consultants throughout the UK, who work closely with local businesses and the CTP’s regional resettlement centres.
Every consultant has both military and business experience to ensure they deliver the highest quality advice and support to Service leavers and employers.