8th – 12th November 2021

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A solution to the skills crisis

Date: 11th Nov 2021, 16:00 to 17:00

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: The Armed Forces Covenant


  • Armed Forces Covenant /Accessing a Pool of Talent
  • Intro to RFCA YH /Armed Forces Covenant /Employer Recognition Scheme
  • The Armed Forces community
  • Business benefits case study – Darin Gray, Network Rail
  • Military skillsets aligned to business needs
  • Opportunities for all business sectors and sizes
  • Military recruitment support services
  • Q&A session

The small employer engagement team is the main point of contact for business and the MoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, liaising with the local network of over 500 forces-friendly employers, raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and encouraging more employers to engage. They also support applications for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards, supporting reservists and cadet force adult volunteers with any employer related queries and assisting reservists’ employers. Richard Lenton and Pauline King are the Regional Employer Engagement Directors for RFCA YH. https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/

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Hosted in conjunction with

City of York Council

See Green

York and North Yorkshire LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership

Federation of Small Businesses

York BID

University of York

York St John University

York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Institute of Directors


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