NEWS

JULY 3RD 2017

Employers visit a Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre

Around 50 local employers are set to visit a specialist Army Reserve training facility normally out of reach to members of the public.

The visit will take place this month at the Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre, Chetwynd Barracks. The employers from Nottingham businesses and other organisations across the East Midlands will have the chance to have a go on an indoor shooting range; view kit and equipment used by military personnel in operational environments; use a mine detector and see a mock battlefield casualty drill inside a large hanger used by the Army for training purposes.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a go in the RODET (Roll Over Drills Egress Trainer) which is used to teach personnel how to escape from their vehicles if they roll over on difficult terrain. It can simulate a vehicle rolling over and coming to rest upside down or on its side, allowing soldiers to practise escape procedures.

John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “This is a rare opportunity for employers who support the Armed Forces community in their workplaces to learn more about the training that both regular and reserve Army personnel undertake.

“Many of the employers attending the event currently employ members of the Reserve Forces. This event will give them a chance to ask questions they may have and find out more about how an individual’s skills and attributes developed through military training such as leadership and organisational capabilities, could be beneficial in their civilian workplaces.”

“This is a rare opportunity for employers who support the Armed Forces community in their workplaces to learn more about the training that both regular and reserve Army personnel undertake."