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Capitalising on Military Family Talent

Nov 30
Date and time
Mon, 30 November  @  11:00  -  12:00
No charge for BITC members or non-members
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, C-suite/senior leaders, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, C-suite/senior leaders and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
No charge for BITC members or non-members

Mon, 30 November 2020  @  11:00  –  12:00

Life for members of an Armed Forces family can have its challenges. Capitalising on Military Family Talent will explain how family members’ employment prospects can be affected. It will also discuss steps employers can take to support this cohort. In addition, the benefits of opening up work opportunities to military family members will be discussed.

This webinar has been organised by Business in the Community (BITC), in partnership with the Welsh and Scottish Governments.

Life in a military family

Serving family members can expect to be displaced, at times overseas, and be apart from their partners for long periods of times. These conditions have a tremendous impact on family members and make it more difficult for them to gain and sustain employment.

BITC has published a new toolkit to help your business extend support to family members of those serving in the military. Capitalising on Military Family Talent explains how military family members can be affected and steps employers can take.

Further information

BITC’s toolkit, Capitalising On Military Talent: Everything You Need To Know About Employing Armed Forces Veterans guides employers through the practical steps of setting up an accessible, Armed Forces friendly recruitment practice in England and Scotland. Veterans represent a unique, diverse and high-performing source of talent. Yet many employers are missing out due to a lack of knowledge about the military or misconceptions based on negative stereotypes. This toolkit, produced by BITC in partnership with Salute My Job and the Scottish Government, can help change this.

You may also be interested in Inspire, Hire, Grow: How to Capitalise on Military Talent – An Employer’s Toolkit, developed by BITC Cymru on behalf of the Welsh Government. It provides a simple guide to employing Armed Forces veterans and reservists in Wales. 


Join this webinar to hear from

  • Graeme Dey MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business and Veterans
  • Hannah Blythyn MS, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
  • Sue Husband, Business in the Community Cymru Director
  • Amanda Holmes, HR Advisor at Alun Griffiths
  • Richard Bruten, Major Projects Director at Alun Griffiths
  • Sophie Underwood, Head of Strategic Finance at Standard Life Aberdeen


This Capitalising on Military Family Talent webinar is open to all BITC members, with a limited number of spaces for non-members, especially those in Scotland and Wales. It is appropriate for C-suite/senior leaders with a focus on human resources (HR) and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Contact details and further information

For more information, contact Andreia Kristensen, Employment & Skills Campaign Officer at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.