September 29th, 2016

Army helps Redditch residents find work

Army helps Redditch residents find work Army helps Redditch residents find work

IT WAS eyes right and forward at the Army Reserve Centre in Winyates Way yesterday (July 30) when the 37th Signal Regiment hosted a careers fair.

Attended by hundreds of job seekers, the event featured local and national employers including Oakland, KFC, Compco Fire Systems and Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils.

The regiment scheduled minibuses to transport those attending from Redditch every half-an-hour and recruiters were on-hand to talk to people interested in a career in the Reserve and the opportunities it offers.

Sergeant Russ Taylor, sub-unit support officer, said: “There has been lots of interest. We have had lots of people leaving their details and looking at Reserve roles across the board including communicators and chefs.”

Among those attending the careers fair was Mark York, a 34-year-old call centre worker from Redditch, who is already a Reservist, having first applied last May.

“It’s been great,” he said. “I have improved my fitness, communication skills and confidence.

“It’s great to get out and do field crafts and skills and I love it so much that I am happier at home which means my wife is happy too.”