News / 08.07.2021

LTC Draws Attention at Forces Careers Event

NASC member connects with would-be scaffolding industry workers

NASC Contractor member LTC Specialist Scaffolding Ltd connected with a number of job seeking Armed Forces personnel during a virtual employment event.

Mike Burr, LTC Group Managing Director, and ex-Forces personnel Robert Slaughter, Group Health & Safety Manager, took part in the Career Transition Partnership’s (CTP) online jobs fair on Tuesday 29 June. The event saw employers from Wales and the South West showcase their sectors and employment opportunities to a pool of servicemen who are looking to secure new careers when they leave the Forces.

Mike said: “It was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the wide range of highly-skilled and well-paid career opportunities available in the scaffolding and construction industries.

“We spoke with a number of Armed Forces personnel and two candidates in particular seemed interested by what we had to offer. We’re hopeful that once they leave the Forces in the coming months that they’ll get back in touch with us.”

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines.

To date, the CTP has helped more than 235,000 Service leavers with the transition to civilian life and supported thousands of organisations looking to employ ex-Service personnel.

The NASC has developed strong ties with the Ministry of Defence through signing the Armed Forces Covenant and is keen to bring Service leavers into the scaffolding industry.

To this end, the NASC created a £150,000 funding pot dedicated to the training and upskilling of former Armed Forces personnel. This remains open to claims from NASC members.

Through this fund, NASC members can receive the full cost of taking an ex-Forces starter through the CISRS Scaffolder training scheme – COTS, Part1, Part2 VQ2 and Skills tests.

They can also receive up to £1,000 towards non-operative training. This can cover the cost or partial cost of one course or several shorter duration courses and can be used in full on one individual or smaller payments on several individuals.

To find out more about opportunities for Service leavers in the scaffolding industry email us here.

Did You Know

The NASC has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

More here.