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Event: 'Forces for Tech' with Techs and the City & Cinch

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 month ago
  • Author: Rebekah Lee
​In partnership with Cinch and, Techs and the City, our "Forces for Tech” event will explore how to transition from the Armed Forces into the world of technology.

We will hear first-hand experience from Cristan Massey, Lead Service Delivery Manager at Cinch, as he explains his move from the Forces into Tech and why he is not looking back.

The tech market is a buoyant, future proof industry and we want to showcase how highly skilled forces personnel can move into a forever growing sector as the world increasingly depends on technology.

Date and time: Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM BST

Location: Department Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street · Manchester

  • 6pm Registration & drinks
  • 6:45pm Talk from Andy Reid MBE who is the Morson Forces Ambassador
  • 7:25pm Break
  • 7:30 – 8:00pm Interview with Cristan Massey, life in tech post forces
  • 8pm Q&A / Networking

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Watch Cristan's video introduction of the event:

I've been out the army for about seven years now. We're hoping to get the military community to come along to the event and understand career transition and some of the opportunities that are available in the tech sector. I'll be talking about the difficulties and challenges I faced leaving the armed forces, and offer some hints and tips.
Cristan Massey, Lead Service Delivery Manager at cinch

Also joining us will be Morson Forces Ambassador, Corporal Andy Reid MBE, who served with the 3rd Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Losing both legs and his right arm whilst on patrol during a tour of Afghanistan, Andy’s attitude has seen him become an inspirational motivational speaker.

Andy works closely with Morson Talent and the ex-forces community to help bridge the gap between the Armed Forces and ‘civvy street’. Together, we have enabled over 2,500 ex-forces personnel to date to find employment with a diverse range of organisations globally.

“There’s many people who’ve got great skills and when they leave the Armed Forces, I can help them to identify where within an organisation those skills can be used. Ex-forces personnel have a wealth of talent, and post-service, the technology sector is an ideal place for them to explore a fulfilling civilian career.” Corporal Andy Reid MBE, Morson Forces Ambassador

​This event is open to all and is part of Manchester Tech Festival, we look forward to seeing you there!

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