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April 29th 2016

Employers put through their paces with the military

Six companies are set to take part in a three day event designed to test their fitness and problem solving skills.

Exercise Martello Stretch has been organised by the Army’s 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group and will take place at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, Nottingham from 5 to 7 May this year, two days of which will see participants try out a number of military-themed activities.

This industry, personal leadership and development event is primarily aimed at graduates and junior managers who work in the field of engineering, ideally with no previous military experience. The event will show participants how the Army Reserve develops leadership and management skills through the routine training activities, as well as giving everyone an insight into how 170 Engineer Group operates both in training and on operations.

Captain Terry Gillard, from 170 Engineer Group, has organised the event. He said: “170 Engineer Group is a hybrid regular and reserve unit that has a combined strength of over 1000 personnel. Our reserve element is nationally recruited from across the UK, although we complete the majority of our reserve training in Chilwell.

“Each of the employers participating works in engineering and utilities, so we hope that by building strong relationships with our industry partners we can establish a pathway that could have mutual benefits for all parties. Each of our soldiers has a variety of skills that could be embraced by civilian employers such as specialist engineering consultancy and design skills, and project and facilities management. The skills established within the civilian engineering industry by potential reservists could also be very useful to us as a unit as well.”

Across the two days attendees will have the opportunity to have a go on the indoor shooting range, take part in sporting activities, command tasks, communication exercises and take part in a planned indoor exercise designed to test their thinking and problem solving skills.

170 Engineer Group is recruiting to find out more contact The Recruiting, Retention and Mentoring Team on 0115 957 2170 or email 170engr-ar-recruiting@mod.uk

 

“Each of the employers participating works in engineering and utilities, so we hope that by building strong relationships with our industry partners we can establish a pathway that could have mutual benefits for all parties."