Already left or thinking of leaving the Armed Forces?

Think the investment industry is dull or not for you?

Look again – just like the Forces, there are a whole host of interesting roles within the fund management and investment industry.

This virtual Insight Day hosted by Baillie Gifford is for serving military personnel and veterans –

Wednesday 29 June, 10.00am-4.00pm BST


HighGround Rural Experience Week

The Rural Experience Week at Bicton College is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust under their Positive Pathways programme.

These weeks are designed to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans

How to access

These courses are fully funded including travel to Bicton either by train or car. To register you must be referred by one of Highground’s referral partners, which includes our Employment & Education team.

For more info and to access this event, please get in touch with our Employment and Education team via email or phone: 01392 346429.

DFE Technical Skills

Train4Tomorrow offers free, high quality, digital and technical training to employed and unemployed adults. This training is designed by the industry to meet their open and live vacancies. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses, up to 16 weeks; giving people the opportunity to build up specific sector skills and fast track to an interview with a local employer or aid promotion within.

Train4All in partnership with Somerset County Council are delighted to be able to offer Skills Bootcamps in the following areas:

  • Net Zero / Retro Fit
  • Mechanical Engineering & Welding
  • Electrotechnology
  • Tungsten West Construction
  • Advanced Building Construction Supervisory

Contact Us

For more info and to access this course, please get in touch with our Employment and Education team via email or phone: 01392 346429.

Site Ready Skimming Course
(6 weeks)

Fully funded by British Gypsum

The construction industry is facing a skills shortage for a number of trades. A recent Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey* showed that for five consecutive years skilled construction trades topped the list of hardest positions to fill, and plasterers are a major part of that skills gap.

In response to this decline, and having taken additional input from UK Federations and sub-contractors, Train4All are preparing to change the way they deliver training in their network of UK Academies to address the skills gap for plaster skim finishers.

Next Course dates:

  • 10th January – 18th February 2022

Please email to express an interest in attending.

HighGround Virtual Rural Week 2022

The Virtual Rural Week (VRW) was developed in 2020 in the face of COVID-19 restrictions

Many aspects of a Rural Week, visits, hands-on and face-to-face interaction clearly cannot be replicated online. However, some subjects are already delivered by a presentation during a Rural Week and certain aspects of other subjects could be adapted to present online. Representing circa 70% of Land-Based Sector employment and self-employment opportunities.

A VRW typically runs from Monday to Wednesday three sessions each morning with breaks between each session. The presenters have supported the Rural Week programme previously so understand the information and detail Service Leavers and Veterans require. Equally, they will take questions and provide advice.

Only a Pavement Away
Veteran Life Skills Hub

Only A Pavement Away is bringing its Life Skills Hub programme to veterans, where the aim is to optimise and harness the skills and competencies in preparation for veterans and military leavers, while developing their existing skillset in preparation for a role in the hospitality industry.

The purpose of the Only A Pavement Away Veteran Life Skills Programme is to help those that have left the military to gain the confidence to enter a new career within the hospitality industry. We aim to utilise their existing skillset to highlight the opportunities within a sector where they can thrive in their next career.

It will also be run in partnership with former senior military leaders who will be running teambuilding and leadership sessions to highlight the existing skills which will enable them to excel in a hospitality role. The programme will include sessions on the hospitality industry and the career opportunities within it, CV writing, interviewing skills the use of IT, guidance to the additional support that the veterans might need, and access to the Only A Pavement Away Jobs Board.

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