As a veteran of The 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment and Morson forces ambassador, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to transition from the armed forces into a normal, civilian life.
Ex-forces personnel have a lot to offer in the civilian world, often in ways they won’t immediately realise. It is my aim to bridge the gap between these two worlds so veterans are ready to become skilled, sought-after candidates ready to transition into work. One of the main things I noticed when appearing at career transition events as a Morson forces ambassador is the language barrier between ex-forces personnel and the recruiters who are looking to help them.
This guide is designed to offer some help to veterans as they look to take their first steps in the civilian world. In particular, I’ll walk you through some of my top tips for preparing to leave the armed forces. I attend careers events with Morson across the country, so come along and we’ll help you take those first steps into your new life - Andy Reid
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Ranked as the 3rd largest engineering recruitment company in the world, Morson have helped candidates to find their perfect job and helped companies to find the right to find the right people for their business since 1969. Morson celebrated retaining the titles of the UK’s number one technical, rail and aerospace recruiter for a further year in 2017. Specialising in the supply of technical engineers and support operatives in the UK and overseas, we work across military and civilian military and civilian projects and pride ourselves in our involvement with some of the world’s most prominent organisations.
At any one time, we have over 500 ex-military personnel working on our own projects and those of our clients.
Morson Group were delighted to be presented with the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award, the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.
Morson work closely with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) to ensure a positive recruitment journey and career transition as service leavers move from a military to a civilian working environment. Our work includes providing CV and interview training, upskilling and creating invaluable professional networks with ex-forces colleagues. Our position across 12 key markets means we are able to advise each individual service leaver that we work with on the types of roles and industries where they can best capitalise on the skills they have skills they have accrued during their time with the Armed Forces.
We listen to each service leaver to ensure we provide the best opportunity for them to excel for them to excel in their civilian career. Once they begin their new role, either as a Morson employee or as a contractor with one of our clients, we ensure they have access to the support they require through our expert recruitment, HR and contractor care support teams.