"It opened up the land sector to service leavers"
"I now feel less daunted about hanging up my uniform"
What is this? A detailed Insight into rewarding careers in food and farming, forestry and land management and how your military experience is directly relevant ... and why you are specifically wanted in the industry.
Find out about roles in: manufacturing / production / management / logistics / engineering / data analysis / project management / communications engineering / robotics / drone operations / outdoor instructor / agronomy / rural land management ... and many, many more.
What will I learn? Whether a career in rural business could be for you and what courses are available to help you prepare.
What does it cost? It is free but you may need cash to purchase drinks and lunch.
Why should I attend? If you think you may want to work outdoors but are not sure what the options are, what you could earn and how to take the first step.
Where is it? Regional Food Academy, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
When is it? 19 May 2020, 1100-1700hrs.
Can I claim T&S? Serving military personnel in their resettlement period should be able to claim travel and subsistence for this event.
Get inspired: A fun and informative day delivered in partnership with FarmED on their beautiful Cotswolds farm. Designed specifically for resettling and ex-military families who want to explore a future life in sustainable farming, food and other land-based careers
What to expect: Hear from successful ex-forces people in farming and related employment; go on a farm walk for all the family; make connections and find out what training and qualifications you really need to get into the industry. And enjoy a lunch of fresh locally-grown produce.
Who is it for: Service families and veterans considering a future in the countryside.
Why attend: Find out how your skills transfer and whether the rural life is for you.