What Is The SVETS Virtual Job Fair?
SaluteMyJob, in partnership with BITC Scotland, are delivering the SVETS Virtual job fair on 24th October 2016. The aim of the event is to help employers fill some of the skills gaps with ex-military, reservist and military spouses and to help these jobseekers into employment in Scotland. Employers who take part in the online job fair will be able to 'meet' jobseekers from the military community who are seeking employment in Scotland.
The Scottish Veterans Employment and Training Service (SVETS) is a partnership between the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, charities, commercial organisations and education providers designed to support veterans' employment. SVETS has been awarded a £7000 grant by the Scottish Government, to help fund the job fair and, in particular, to connect small and medium-sized businesses with ex-military jobseekers in Scotland.
The event is timed to coincide with an employer 'summit' hosted by Business in the Community (BITC) to discuss veterans' employability and share best practice.
Martin Gibson, Chairman of Veterans Scotland said he was pleased to support SVETS and SaluteMyJob to promote the virtual job fair, he said:
"This collaborative approach will provide a platform to promote the employability of those who leave the Armed Forces with a wealth of experience and talent that they can offer businesses of all sizes across Scotland."