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Executive Employment Forum - Defence, Security & Intelligence

Executive Employment Forum - Defence, Security & Intelligence


05 Sep, 2022

The civilian jobs market is changing rapidly, with employers expecting new hires to be more agile, entrepreneurial and results-orientated than ever before. Your military skills provide the perfect antidote to hiring shortfalls in the Defence, Security and Intelligence sectors, but how do you navigate these buoyant and developing industries to find your next career opportunity?

Executive Employment Forum - Defence, Security & Intelligence

Developing executive-level, senior leadership and management opportunities for all ranks from Armed Forces community

Our latest Executive Employment Forum takes a detailed look at the Defence, Security and Intelligence landscape to give you the confidence to move your career forward.
Discover. Connect. Succeed.

Expect To:-

Discover opportunities within the thriving Defence, Security and Intelligence sectors and understand how to find your fit

Hear from recruitment experts and employers including Rolls Royce, Defence Equipment and Support, Jacobs and AWE, and understand what they expect from new hires

Learn how to demonstrate your commercial awareness and unique management style

Hear from Service leavers who have successfully transitioned and learn from their first-hand experience and advice

Connect directly with employers and fellow job seekers throughout the day and during our networking event

This is your opportunity to hear first-hand what Defence, Security and Intelligence employers are looking for, and to gain a strong understanding of the changing world of work. You will leave with the practical knowledge and confidence to engage at an executive level, senior leadership and management roles within the commercial world, regardless of your military rank or career stage.

You will also hear from our expert Career Consultants about how to craft the perfect ‘elevator pitch’! The day is designed around you, allowing you to hear from our main stage speakers with the opportunity to take a closer look at specific areas of interest in our break-out sessions.

5 Reasons to Attend:

Gain practical, useable advice on finding and securing your next role

Develop a better understanding of the sectors and what they are looking for from new hires

Realise the potential of networking and how to do it

Be inspired and motivated to take your next step

Understand where 'my best fit' is within the civilian jobs market

Additional Information

You can register if you are still serving, a Service leaver, a veteran or a Reservist. The event is open to all ranks from the Armed Forces community looking at executive level appointments, senior leadership and management roles.

Headline Sponsor

Defence Equipment & Support is proud to be the headline sponsor of the first Executive Employment Forum - Defence, Security & Intelligence event.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this event. Given DE&S’ close relationship with the UK Armed Forces, supporting military service leavers to find secure, meaningful and rewarding civilian job opportunities after leaving the services is incredibly important to us, and something our community feels really passionate about. For me, this is particularly close to my heart as I have recently made the transition to a civilian role within DE&S following a 37-year career in the Royal Air Force. Through this event, we’re keen to talk about what we can offer our applicants and the wide range of roles we have available across the UK”.

Keith Bethell CBE, DE&S Director Helicopters Strategic Supporter

“Rolls-Royce is a proud member of the UK defence community and takes pride in providing the power to protect our armed forces and meet their requirements. The valuable transferrable skills, combined with the unique and important experiences that members of the armed forces, both past and present, can bring to our company helps to strengthen our organisation. As a Gold Award holder under the Armed Forces Covenant we continue to be committed to supporting this community and hosting an event such as this allows us to attract talent from a hugely valuable resource, and we're very grateful to you for joining us.”

Dave Gordon, Rolls-Royce Senior Vice President UK