The Military Resettlement & Veteran’s Expo is the first exhibition of its kind, catering for both service personnel leaving the forces and veterans who have left.
On the day not only will there be career and job opportunities, but there will also be advice and a focus on mental health, CV writing and housing information.
The event will take place on Thursday, November 1 at St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United.
The first of its kind in the UK, The Military Resettlement & Veteran’s Expo will reach out to the serving military community going through their resettlement stage from the Armed Forces AND the Armed Forces community, which includes veterans and their families.
The Forces Media Academy will attend the event, offering service leavers and veterans a free full-time Creative Media Production Course with a bursary of up to £18,000 to help with living costs for each student, thanks to The Royal British Legion.
More than 30 other exhibitors with specialist breakout sessions to advise military leavers on career options, combined with expert advice for veterans will be on offer.
Pathfinder International editor, Mal Robinson, himself a veteran after serving in the RAF for nine years, explained the ethos behind the event. Robinson said:
“I have attended many careers fairs and exhibitions in the military resettlement industry and none have covered both people currently serving in the Armed Forces and those who are classed as Veterans.
"Many people see the term “veteran” and associate this with the elderly population, which of course there are many who have served. However, in the modern day, many who we class as veterans are sometimes in their early twenties, having fought in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"It is these people that require our continued support and hopefully this expo will help break down the barriers for veterans.”
The expo is free of charge to serving military personnel in their resettlement phase and to veterans of all ages. Doors open at 10am until 3pm.
Tickets and more information can be obtained here.