Career Transition Event for Armed Forces Leavers

Event details

29th March 2012
Catterick Leisure Centre
Gough Road, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3EL

About the event

BFRS Event Helps Armed Forces Leavers Make Transition to Life on Civvy Street

On 29th March 2012, the British Forces Resettlement Services, known as BFRS, will hold their fifth Career Transition Event in Catterick. It is estimated that 10,000 Service people from the RAF and Navy and 7,000 from the Army will lose their jobs due to the cuts made in the 2010 government Strategic Defence and Security Review. This event is being held to help them find a new career on Civvy Street.

Jo Pickard, BFRS Events Manager, comments: “The event gives Service leavers a head-start in making the transition back to civilian life. BFRS aims to help those connected to the Forces understand their options, identify their skills and make themselves as attractive as possible for their next steps into civilian life.”

With the National Grid as the event’s corporate sponsor and the Northern Echo and BFBS Radio as media partners, it is anticipated that the event will be the most successful to date. Exhibitors include Marriot Hotels, Greene King, Snap-on Tools and Pitman Training Group. Additionally, the event includes practical sessions such as CV writing and interview skills. There will be training providers, recruitment firms, franchise opportunities, service providers and specialist advisers available at the event.


BFRS' fifth event, is being held in close proximity to Catterick Garrison, the UK's largest Army base.  With two media sponsors the event promises to be highly successful with over 750 Service Leavers and their families set to attend.

BFRS founder Harry Dean says: “Ex-Forces personnel possess a unique combination of highly developed skills and qualities. They go on to develop successful second careers, proving in the process to be tremendous assets to the organisations they join. However, the actual transition process from military to civilian life can be daunting. We are totally committed to ensuring that this transition process is effective, which is why we are investing in reaching Service leavers in a number of ways”.

Attendee Information

Are you leaving the Armed Forces?

At the BFRS Career Transition Event, Armed Forces leavers will find:

Work. Employers will be exhibiting and there are also franchise and business start-up opportunities. The event will give you options so that your next career can be designed to suit you.

Free workshops. Improve your CV, start your own business, earn new qualifications and more.

Expert advice. Meet professionals and entrepreneurs who successfully made the transition from Military to Civilian careers.

Come along and find your future!  

Exhibitor information

Reach service leavers directly by exhibiting to over 750 attendees .

Speak to service leavers and gather targeted leads at our biggest event yet. Our media sponsors BFBS Radio and The Northern Echo are providing an extensive coverage schedule including a full pull-out supplement in the run-up to the event.

Exhibition stands start at £375. This price includes additional coverage at our virtual event which reaches those service leavers unable to attend the physical event.

Promote your products and services at the event, where service leavers will be looking for:

Employment via employer stands and job boards.

Training opportunities including courses, apprenticeships and workshops.

Self-employment via franchise opportunities and professional services that support and facilitate


Housing in local homes.

Additional support including financial advice, private healthcare and private schooling.

If you wish to exhibit at the event, contact Joanne Pickard on 0845 308 2406 or, or visit