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Jobs for armed forces leavers with Civvy Street

Posted on 24 April 2017

This week we are partnering with Civvy Street, the Royal British Legion’s employability service, as part of its latest efforts to provide training and career opportunities in house building and construction in Brighton and Hove. The initiative has taken many months to plan and it is hoped that those that attend will be given the opportunity to work on the New Wave, Hove project for 65 new homes and employment space.

Tom Shaw, Development Director (South) said “This initiative is something close to my heart. Military leavers possess great skills in leadership, teamwork and project management, in addition to strong technical skills gained during their service. The construction industry in Brighton and Hove is presently facing a serious skills shortage; this partnership will help to plug that gap”.

Mike Harrison from Civvy Street said: “We hope that as many service leavers or ex service personnel benefit from this partnership and build a successful career, reaching their full potential in civilian life. We are delighted that Hyde has been so proactive in working with CivvyStreet and in recognising the valuable skills that armed forces leavers bring to business”.

Craig Spence from the Royal British Legion said: “This partnership is a perfect example of how business can benefit from the range of skills and experience that service men and women develop through their service in our armed forces. I’m delighted to have been able to bring the partnership together and get this first project off the ground. This project will make a lasting difference to the lives of ex service men and women in Brighton and Hove.”

An open morning to discuss positions available to ex service personnel takes place on 27 April, at the Royal British Legion, Queen’s Road, Brighton, from 10am until 12pm.