Members of the armed forces take part in CTP event

07 November 2018

LiveWest recently hosted a couple of Career Transition Partnership Insight days as part of its commitment to offer departing members of the armed forces a route into alternative employment.

Nine people from the armed forces, both current and recently left, joined us at our Cornwall event to discover more about career paths at LiveWest.

During the afternoon we had a number of guest speakers from departments across the organisation who talked about the different careers within the business.

Debbie Sims, Debbie Carter, John McLaughlin, Rory Henderson and Jon Kind introduced their various areas of business and the career paths available. In the case of Debbie, John and Jon, they gave first-hand accounts of their transition from active service to the civilian world.

Both the attendees and members of the CTP gave positive feedback about the format of the day and we are in the process of arranging a week of work experience for someone to join our Health & Safety team.

Laura Taylor, who facilitates the relationship with the CTP at LiveWest, said: “The day was a huge success.

“All the conversations and feedback were positive and it was great to be able to pass on what we do as a business and the kinds of opportunities that we offer.

“A big thanks to our members of staff who gave a great insight into different areas of the business.”

The CTP is a Government scheme designed to offer departing military personnel a route into alternative employment.

The scheme pays for career transition advice and training opportunities to give members the best chance of success in the civilian job market.

From tips about writing CVs and application forms to interview role-plays, the scheme covers the whole process of guiding former military personnel into employment.

The CTP seeks partner employers to give members invaluable work experience and we contacted them in an effort to sign up.

Laura Taylor added: “When people from the CTP come to us for their trade work placements, it’s really important that they feel part of the team.

“They are given an ID badge, uniform and work with a buddy to ensure they get everything they need from the opportunity to allow them to succeed in their new life after the forces. 

“I am really proud of the commitment that LiveWest has shown towards this initiative, and I look forward to building our links with the CTP further over the next 12 months.” 

LiveWest is looking to hold another event in Spring 2019 at our office in Weston-super-Mare.