A careers event aimed at supporting those leaving military service is to be run by John Deere in September.
The event, held virtually on September 20 at 7pm, will share details of the John Deere Military Hiring Programme, the first of its kind to be organised by the company. Launched in July, the programme aims to offer new career opportunities to those leaving military service.
Those attending the event will learn about how their transferable skills can be put to good use as technicians in dealerships, as well as hear from successful employees who have made the transition from military to agriculture.
Allan Cochran, John Deere branch training manager, said: “The armed forces produces people who are highly skilled, motivated, and extremely competent, and many already have the engineering skills needed to become qualified technicians. With many transferable skills, those with experience of military machines will be perfectly placed for a new career working with some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and turfcare equipment.
“Those who have served are experts at working under pressure and logically solving problems in order to keep a machine operational. These are the skills John Deere dealerships need to keep the wheels turning. This virtual event is a great opportunity for ex-servicemen and women to find about a rewarding John Deere career that can take you anywhere in the world, working with an internationally recognised and respected brand..
Those signing up to the programme will be offered free technical training to help them apply their current skills to the brand’s products and services. There are more than 70 courses on offer.
Mr Cochran added: “Everyone who signs up will be assigned to an employee from the John Deere network who has served in the armed forces who will be there to support each individual during the resettlement process.”