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Minister says veterans not damaged

Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood MP, says we must challenge false perceptions of veterans. The former Army officer, said: “That is a real challenge that we have, because too many people out there think because we served we are damaged.”

The Minister made his comments at the Officers’ Association Careers Forum, hosted by Deloitte UK, where over 140 serving and former military officers discovered the civilian career opportunities available to them.

In addition to the Minister, attendees heard from many of the UK’s leading employers and career experts on a broad range of industries, including financial services, cyber security and construction. The aim of the event was to show attendees how to maximise their post-military opportunities.

Lee Holloway, CEO of the Officers’ Association, said: “All Service leavers have skills and abilities much sought after by British businesses. Whilst employers recognise this, the OA will continue to champion the value and benefit of this military experience so that veterans are able to capitalise on their time in the Armed Forces.”

Source: Officers’ Association