Wilson James is a proud founding member of the BuildForce Alliance which seeks to pair military service leavers with career opportunities in the construction industry. BuildForce last week held their latest Armed Forces Insight Day, which provides a chance for individuals leaving the service to network, receive feedback on CVs, and connect with potential employeers. Nick Channer, the Wilson James Chief of Staff, was the 100th person placed with a career opportunity through BuildForce and was one of the speakers at last week’s event, held at the Royal Air Force Museum.
Said Caroline Logan, BuildForce Project Manager: “Our fifth Armed Forces Insight day was a huge success and was well received by both delegate and employer. In one delegate’s words, ‘…what I found best was the one on one time. Everyone had good advice for me and also pointed out avenues for me to go down that I hadn’t thought of before.’ Thanks to our guest speakers Nick Channer OBE and Paul Bedford who a year ago were sat in the same place as our ex-mil candidates and provided an inspirational insight into their life’s today at Wilson James and Eiffage Kier HS2 JV. Thanks also to The Royal Foundation and our employers for supporting this event.”
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