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Ex-Military Traineeships now available in the East Midlands

To provide a stepping stone from the military into a quality logistics job, Skills for Logistics in partnership with Future Horizons, the Career Development Partnership, Job Centre Plus and leading logistics employers have developed a short, practical Traineeship Programme that will provide the functional skills that military leavers need in order to step out of the Service and into either a logistics apprenticeship or a full-time logistics career.

The Programme is the first of its kind and will be supported by West Nottinghamshire College and major logistics employers such as Norbert Dentressangle.

Commenting on the programme, Dr Ross Moloney, CEO of Skills for Logistics said: "Ex-Military? Aged 16-24 years of age? Based in the East Midlands? Your country still needs you. Without doubt, leaving the Armed Forces can be a daunting prospect. Yet ex-service men and women have a wealth of skills and experiences – such as attitude, team spirit and the ability to deliver with limited resources – which is unmatched by civilians. Getting the most positive reaction to these qualities depends also on the individual having the ‘work-ready skills’ and confidence to complement their military training – which includes skills that are in high demand from logistics employers."

The Ex-Military Traineeships now available will provide these ‘work-ready skills. Over 10 weeks, the structured Traineeship Programme will provide practical learning and ‘work ready skills’ at Level 1 – both in the classroom and on-site at the workplace. In addition, with coaching and mentoring, the Programme will imbue individuals with the confidence required to do the job. At the end of the Programme, there will be a guaranteed job interview with the opportunity of a job placement with a quality logistics company.

The Traineeship Programme is open to anyone who has left the Military, is aged between 16-24, is unemployed and a resident of the East Midlands. Candidates must be available from June 2014 to end-October 2014.

To register for the Traineeship Programme, email carol.fisher@skillsforlogistics.org with your name, age, address, email address and daytime telephone number. The Traineeship Programme will be held from the beginning of June 2014 to 30 September 2014. You must meet the eligibility criteria and be available for the duration of the Programme. Closing date for applications is the end of September 2014. See skillsforlogistics.org for more details.

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