The Forces Community London Career and Networking Event

Event details

24th October 2012
The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ

About the event

Where: The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ. 

When: 24th October 2012. 1330hrs-1830hrs Career Fair, 1830hrs-2030hrs Networking Event. 
Free entry - turn up on the day or preregister to reserve your place.

This event will include 25 exhibitors from local and high-profile companies who are actively seeking to employ ex-Service personnel or offer self-employment franchise opportunities. We are expecting more than 300 Service leavers to attend.  You do not need to book in advance; just turn up at 1400hrs. BFRS holds an 'open house' policy for its events, as such there is no need to register and no requirement to be on an 'attendance list' though it is in your interest to be recorded as having attended.

What is available on the day?

Free one to one CV support - A first-rate CV can mean the difference between being selected for an interview or not and is the first step to finding your dream job on Civvy Street. BFRS’s CV expert Sandy Caple will be on hand throughout the afternoon to help attendees learn the all-important skill of CV writing. Remember to bring your CV along to the Tidworth event.

Networking - The focus of the evening event is networking and you will get to exchange contact details and build relationships.



To preregister to attend this event please follow this link:

Attendance to this event is free. Pre registering may get you into the event quicker on the day. 

Attendee Information

Who is it for?

Serving Military Personnel and Partners

Veterans and Partners

Reserve Forces


Is it for me?

Are you in your final 2 years of service and looking for your next career?

Are you looking for a work placement as part of your resettlement?

Are you looking to change jobs?

Do you need CV advice?

Looking to re-train or gain qualifications?


If you answered yes to any of these then make sure you visit the London Career and Networking Event and find out what the employers attending have to offer you.  With 25 organisations attending and one-to-one CV advice available on the day it's an event not to be missed! Employer websites can give you the facts but our events provide you with the opportunity to meet face-to-face, ask questions and get a feel for the company. You may be impressed by an organisation that you've never heard of before.

Dress- Business smart or business informal/casual - remember you are seeking to create a favourable first impression. You will require an open mind, business cards (if you have them), CVs.

How to Prepare for the Event

Create an up-to-date version of your CV and print off multiple copies for the event. You can use these to demonstrate your abilities to a prospective employer plus there will be a CV writing workshop which will use your current CV as a reference point.

Make sure you take a notebook, a pen and business cards (if you have them). The purpose of this event is learning and networking so being able to jot down information and contact details is essential.

Approach the event with an open mind. You will be faced with many career opportunities and pathways, some of which you may never have considered before.

Keep your skills and best attributes at the forefront of your mind. This will enable you to sell yourself when discussing an opportunity with an employer.

Exhibitor information

Information for Exhibitors at London's Union Jack Club Event, 2012

More intimate than our larger Tidworth and Catterick events, this event bring together organisations looking to recruit, train and support and offer franchise opportunities to the highest-calibre and more specialised Service leavers. The event is being organised to a very high standard and all attendees will take away a professional event guide which includes details of all exhibitors for their future reference. For organisations interested in exhibiting at the London event.


We produce a high quality event guide to accompany each event which is distributed to all attendees. We have advertising opportunities within the guide and, for an additional cost, we offer an advert design service. You can view a previous event guide here for examples of the advertising space available to you. Please download the booking form which contains full details of the advertising options.

Exposure Potential

This year, more than 300 attendees from the Armed Forces community are expected at the event. With the Ministry of Defence recently having announced 54000+ new redundancies by 2015, these attendees will have a very real interest in finding employment, training and resettlement support opportunities. A stand at the BFRS Virtual Career Fair is also included in all exhibitor packages. This is an online version of the event which is accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world and will provide you with online exposure.

Media Attention
We will be inviting journalists from local and national papers as well as specialist publications to attend and cover the event. If you choose to be an event sponsor, you will be at the heart of all media attention.

Book Now
If you are interested in exhibiting at the London event, download our booking form with full details and prices. If you wish to contact us to discuss this further, you can either phone us on 0845 308 2406 or complete the form on our Contact Us page.