Women into Employment: Exploring the opportunities and challenges for ex-military personnel & spouses

Join us to understand why women have a lower employment rate (69%) compared to men (81%) after leaving the Armed Forces.

Hear from business leaders, employment experts and inspirational women who have successfully transitioned from military to civilian employment. Understand what employers like Jacobs, JP Morgan, Balfour Beatty, London Business School, Braze and the MOD Abbey Wood are looking for from future employees and why they’re recruiting from the ex-military and spouse talent pools.

A series of keynote presentations and panel discussions will discuss the key issues and opportunities facing women as they seek to swap military life for civilian employment tackling:

  • The struggle to describe skills and experiences in a way that employers understand.
  • Holding back from applying for roles if they do not 100% fit the criteria and a lack of confidence.
  • Family commitments.
  • Unsure where they best fit in industry.

National employers will showcase their current opportunities and provide recruitment and job application advice.  Employers confirmed to speak include: KPMG, tRllo, NHS, PA Consulting, Focus7, Recruit for Spouses and tech company, Sheperd.

This event is a chance to build your network of supportive employers, contacts and industry champions to help you to find your next sustainable and fulfilling role.

Throughout the day, there will be time for online networking and questions.

5 Reasons to attend

  • Gain practical, useable advice on finding & securing your next role.
  • Develop a better understanding of civilian employers and what they’re looking for from new hires.
  • Realise the potential of networking.
  • Be inspired and motivated to take your next step.
  • And understand where ‘my best fit’ is within the civilian jobs market.

Date: Wednesday 10 March 20201

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Online. Joining details to follow.

* FiMT published research: September 2019.  Female Service leavers and Employment.

Sponsored by Jacobs

Supported by JP Morgan, Balfour Beatty, MOD – Abbey Wood, London Business School and Braze.


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