The modern Armed Forces is a progressive organisation with a focus on building mutually beneficial partnerships. This forum is a great opportunity to hear from fellow HE/FE institutions who are already benefiting from having a forces friendly environment. There are many reasons to collaborate with the Armed Forces, including finding out how to use Enhanced Learning Credits at your institution as well as staff development opportunities and increased income generation. Discover how your institution can benefit.
10:00 Arrival and registration (tea and coffee provided)
10:30 Welcome address from Major General Ben Bathurst (GOC, London District).
10:40 "The journey to ERS Gold", Professor Paul Ivey (LSBU and Chair of the Military Education Committee) will provide an insight it to what it takes to achieve an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.
10:50 "Armed Forces Covenant Case Study", Andrew Kershaw (Brunel University) on why Brunel chose to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and the benefits of employing reservists and veterans
11:00 "Preparing for civvy street", Major Tony Finch (Resettlement and Transition Officer, London District) explains how our soldiers are prepared for leaving the services.
11:10 "The Reservists perspective". Sven Harris (Reservist and LSBU employee) and Chris Stock (RN Reservist and Brunel employee).
Sven Harris and Chris Stock will speak on their experiences as Reservists and how the benifits of their military experience to their employer and their workplace.
11:30 Coffee Break
11:45 "Educating the Army", Army Education Centre overview of the Ministry of Defence SLC and ELC credit schemes and potential revenue streams for your institution.
12:00 "Career Transition", Suzanne Deller (Career Transition Partnership) provides a view on how veterans are supported through training into quality employment.
12:45 Barking and Dagenham College, Armed Forces Covenant Signing.
14:00 "Why aim for Gold", Representatives from LSBU on why institutions should strive for ERS Gold.
We are pleased to announce that at this event Barking & Dagenham College will sign the Armed Forces Covenant, formalising their support for the Armed Forces Community.
This event is by invitation only however if you would like to attend please register your interest by with emailing Trudy Mensa-Bonsu
RFCA for Greater London
87 Fulham High Street
Tel: 020 7384 4640