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July 12th 2016

Engaging with employers in Lincoln

Employers ahead of the dinner taking place

15 local employers from both public and private sector organisations have attended a military dinner in Lincoln to learn more about employing members of the Armed Forces Community.

The event, which took place at Sobraon Barracks in the city on 7 July, was designed to highlight the benefits of employing veterans, members of the Reserve Forces and their spouses.

Stav Melides, Employer Engagement Support Officer, at East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, helped to organise the event. He said: “It is important for business leaders to understand more about the Armed Forces and how the training undertaken by military personnel, both regular and reservists could benefit their civilian careers.

“The dinner was a huge success with many of the attendees commenting how beneficial it was to speak to others who currently or have previously employed a member of the Reserve Forces.”

Employers during the dinner

Employers during the dinner

David Cotton, from Hurstons Ltd, said: “I pleased to be invited and I wanted to show my support for the Armed Forces community.  Hurstons Accountants and Business Advisors, as a company, are supporters of the Reserve Forces and we recognise the benefits that well trained and motivated people can bring to any business.”

David Williams, Military Programmes Manager at The University of Lincoln, said: “The evening presented an outstanding opportunity to meet with a broad range of employers and personalities from across the business and military community, to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the contribution that members of the Reserve Forces are able to offer as part of the local and wider community and economy.”

“The dinner was a huge success with many of the attendees commenting how beneficial it was to speak to others who currently or have previously employed a member of the Reserve Forces.”