Tidworth Military to Civilian Transition Event

Event details

27th September 2012
Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire. SP9 7QN

About the event

Where: Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire. SP9 7QN. 

When: 27th September 2012. Doors open 1030-1530 hours.
Free entry


This event has been structured to suit the Armed Forces community and their families. You might have left the forces years ago, or just be thinking about it now, or maybe you are already in the resettlement process. Whatever your situation, we’re hoping you’ll find this event useful and productive for your future career.  Meet employers, find jobs, access self-employment opportunities, enrol in training schemes and get in touch with a whole raft of support services specialising in the transition from Military to Civilian life. 

Entrance to all BFRS events is free. This event will include 80 exhibitors from local and high-profile companies who are actively seeking to employ ex-Service personnel or offer self-employment franchise opportunities. The exhibitor list is available here.  We are expecting over 500 attendees. Service leavers, their families and veterans are welcome to attend.

What else is available on the day?

  • Various free workshops and seminars.  View the schedule for 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 day to help attendees learn the all-important skill of CV writing.

    After serving as an officer in both the Royal Navy and the British Army, Sandy now privately trains Service leavers in CV writing, interview techniques, application forms and all aspects of resettlement.  Remember to bring your CV along to the Tidworth event.

  • Free Business Support - Dreaming of being your own boss or wanting to grow a business? Accountant David Lawton is an expert in getting fledgling businesses off the ground and helps existing businesses grow. He is available to assist anyone considering a business start-up.


To preregister to attend this event please follow this link: http://www.bfrss.org.uk/register/Tidworth-September-2012.aspx

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

Attendee Information

Who benefits from a BFRS Career Transition Event?

Past and present Army, Navy and RAF personnel.Whether you are only considering resettlement or left the Forces 20 years ago there will be something for you at the event. We encourage partners and families to also come along.Partners may even come alone to research jobs, training and franchises opportunities whilst their spouses are on tour.

Who exhibits at the events?

Employers looking to fill vacancies with former Service personnel

Self-employment opportunities and franchisers

Training organisations and qualification providers

Support services specialising in housing, finance and other transition-related issues

Dress Code

Business smart or business informal/casual. Remember, you are seeking to create a favourable first impression with a potential employer. Remember to bring your CV and business cards (if you have them).

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 Tidworth's 2012 Event

Exhibiting at Tidworth is an excellent opportunity for your organisation to meet and interact with highly skilled and specialised ex-Services personnel and receive local and national press attention.

The events bring together organisations looking to recruit, train and support Service leavers as well as franchise opportunities and others wanting to engage with the Service leaver market. The events are organised to a very high standard and all attendees take away a professional event guide which includes details of all exhibitors for their future reference.

For organisations interested in exhibiting please visit our Tidworth 2012: Book your Stand page.

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. View the previous event guide. Organisations interested in advertising within the Tidworth 2012 Event Guide can find the options and prices in the Tidworth booking form.

Event Promotion
BFRS is highly proactive in our marketing activities to generate attendees. Our promotional plan involves:

Liaising with community facilities, such as Hives to reach the local and national service leavers and their families. We already have a number of organisations actively pushing out the event details to attendees.

Working with Resettlement Officers and Garrison Commanders to ensure the promotional information filters through the ranks.

Having a complete schedule of media activity targeted at both local and regional press – including online, newspaper, television and radio coverage.

Using the BFRS website to promote forthcoming events and exhibitor lists.

Directly promoting the event to our 10,000+ members.

Exposure Potential

This year, more than 500 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.

To achieve the maximum turn out we will be promoting the event to our 10,000+ BFRS members as well as across a huge catchment area of military communities that include Tidworth and Bulford Garrison, Perham down, Shipton Bellinger, Ludgershall, Upavon, Middle Wallop, Netheravon, Larkhill, Amesbury, Warminster, Salisbury, Collingbourne Ducis and Andover.

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.

Exhibitors will also be able to communicate with BFRS’s 10,000 members’ community.

Media Attention
Last year’s Tidworth event attracted more than 500 attendees and a guest list of VIPs and dignitaries. This captured the nation’s attention as a BBC outside broadcast team reported on the event for national television. This year we have already confirmed that BFBS Radio (military radio) presenter Shirley Swain will be reporting live from 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 Tidworth event, please visit our Tidworth 2012: Book your Stand page. 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.