NMiTE supports Armed Forces veterans with Career Transition Showcase
NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering) recently hosted a Career Transition Showcase for Armed Forces veterans at the Green Dragon Hereford.
The organisation, which aims to become a university for and of the future, will deliver a new age of engineering-related education to professionals through its CPD (continuing professional development) series, and has been working closely with the military and veteran communities in Hereford and beyond. It launched its Defence & Security CPD series with 3CDSG (Three Counties Defence & Security Group) as Anchor Partner, and has received confirmation of an Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award from the MoD.
The ERS Award recognises NMiTE’s support of the Armed Forces family and its encouragement of others to do the same. In line with this, NMiTE arranged for its Employer Partners – Avara, X-Calibre Mental Health, Minerva Elite, Green Dragon and Cyclopz – to publicly sign the Armed Forces Covenant. The event also aimed to communicate opportunities currently available to recent military leavers and those transitioning out of the Armed Forces. In addition to learning how NMiTE can support veterans, they were able to explore a range of exhibition stands hosted by local employers, including businesses set up by veteran entrepreneurs.
Says NMiTE’s Steven Haines: ‘For the first six years following the end of my 25-year military career, I ended up contracting. My current job at NMiTE, however, is a classic example of transferable skills enabling a veteran to enjoy a significant career change, and I am passionate about helping other veterans explore similar opportunities for change and development. The CPD programmes NMiTE is launching, as well as the relationships we are building with likeminded local employers, will go a long way in delivering this.’
Over the coming months NMiTE will launch a total of eight CPD courses, each with an Anchor Partner business. The Defence & Security CPD, for example, has been specifically developed to help Service leavers increase their future career opportunities, and will cover a diverse range of topics, from global corruption to energy demand. If you’re interested, sign up by emailing email@example.com
To find out more about NMiTE, visit https://nmite.ac.uk
Photo above: Representatives of NMiTE, Cyclopz, Minerva Elite, Level Peaks, X-Calibre and others joined Hereford MP Jesse Norman (back centre) at the event
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