Member Connect Armed for Success | EEF

Member Connect: Armed for Success

Join this EEF event to find out more about the benefits of employing military service leavers and veterans for your business.

Join us for the morning to find out more about the opportunities available to employers to recruit military service leaders and reservists to grow your business.

Hear from the MoD and the Career Transition Partnership about how your business can benefit from the support available to recruit these highly skilled, disciplined and driven individuals. 

You will also benefit from case studies from EEF member organisations who have a history and commitment to re-integrating ex-armed forces personnel into successful civilian careers. 

The event will conclude with the opportunity to network with partners to see how you can benefit directly from this support. 

Who should attend?

  • EEF member organisations in the North East, Yorkshire & Humber and North West regions
  • Manufacturing and engineering organisations in the North East, Yorkshire & Humber and North West regions

Why attend?

  • Network with peers and like-minded professionals

  • Gain insight and share best practice into how service leavers and reservists can be employed to address employer skills shortages and to improve business performance

  • Benefit from employer case studies to see how other businesses have benefited from employing service leavers and reservists




Arrival and breakfast networking, registration & refreshments


Welcome from EEF (EEF)

Brief Introduction to Gateshead College and their MOD strategy (Gateshead College)

Introduction to partners (Gateshead College)


Context of Army in the communication covering: service leavers; army reserves; veterans; cadets (MoD)


Career Transition Partnership

  • Awareness of opportunities and benefits to employers... the 'skills gap'
  • Work of partners
  • Registration of vacancies

Employer case study 1

Employer case study 2
10:10 Q & A Session
10:30 Member and partner networking
11:30 Close 

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