News / 08.06.23
Colchester, June 8th, 2023 – NASC proudly participated in the BFRS (British Forces Resettlement Services) Career Fair held in Colchester. The event saw an impressive turnout, with attendees including veterans, family, industry professionals and stakeholders from other non-profits working to support veterans.
As a main sponsor of the event, NASC showcased its ongoing commitment to the military and address the recruitment crisis in the construction sector. Its involvement in the Military 2 Construction program, a collaborative initiative between BFRS and NASC, aims to guide and support veterans leaving the forces, as they transition into fulfilling civilian careers, providing them with invaluable guidance, confidence, and access to potential employers.
Joining the NASC team at the career fair were NASC members, Alltask Limited and SRK Scaffolding. Jim Scott, Head of Trainee Recruitment and Development at Alltask Limited, and Andy Peake, Project Surveyor of SRK Scaffolding, demonstrated their support for the NASC M2C program. Jim, who formerly served in the army, expressed his understanding of the challenges veterans face in transitioning to civilian careers, highlighting the NASC M2C program as a vital source of support; “The NASC M2C program is exactly the kind of guidance and confidence veterans need to partner with potential employers. When you team up with an NASC member, you’re guaranteed a professional organisation that will provide training and career progression.”
Henry Annafi, NASC’s Training and Recruitment Manager, spoke about the progress of the M2C program and its popularity among NASC members. He stated, “We are thrilled to witness the positive impact of the M2C program on veterans’ lives. It has become a cornerstone of our mission to empower veterans by partnering them with our members and providing rewarding career opportunities. The program’s success is a testament to the unwavering dedication and support shown by our NASC members.”
The NASC’s attendance at the BFRS Career Fair in Colchester was marked by engaging conversations and meaningful connections with veterans and representatives from organizations working tirelessly to support their transition. The event served as a platform to showcase the NASC’s ongoing commitment to empowering veterans and bridging the gap between the military and the construction industry.
For more information about the NASC M2C program and its endeavours to support veterans, please visit the NASC website.
Contact: Sophie Price Marketing Manager, NASC
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