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See the best: Ex-Forces personnel organisation anticipates surge in leavers entering civilian jobs market


An organisation specialising in helping ex-military personnel return to civilian life is bracing itself for a major business offensive.

Leicester-based Gemini Forces is anticipating a surge in the number of military personnel leaving the Forces and entering the civilian jobs market. It has come amid reports that several British Army regiments could be facing the axe over defence funding.

Gemini Forces specialises in helping ex-services personnel find employment when they return to civilian life. It has helped countless ex-Services personnel make the transition to civilian life, finding employment in an array of industry sectors including health and safety, environmental, aviation, facilities management, project management and defence consultancy sectors.

Harry Dean, Gemini Forces director, who served in the Army for 30 years, said: "Reports have suggested that several regiments could pay the price when the comprehensive spending review is announced in October. This could potentially lead to a huge influx of ex-military personnel looking for jobs in the civilian market which is where Gemini Forces’ expertise can help make that transition as smooth as possible."

The company is already making preparations with Drivers Direct, working together as the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS).

Dean added: "The last BFRS event was a resounding success, giving service leavers and their families a forum to meet recruiters specifically looking for their skill sets and experiences. With the comprehensive spending review on the horizon the next event couldn’t be more timely, with many Forces personnel facing an uncertain future.

"Our aim is to help potential service leavers identify their future options and make them aware of the training packages they are entitled to when leaving. All of this is done in an informal environment that will benefit both attendees and exhibitors alike."