First Pride P workshop on 20th June at Colchester

Pride P is the IoD Essex initiative in association with the Afghanistan Trust aimed at providing help and support for ex-parachute regiment members to engage with the business community and boost their employment opportunities. This will be an on-going programme but will also have one-to-one open workshops. The project kicks off with it’s first big day.

The first PRIDE P workshop will be held on 20 June at Colchester Barracks and will be a chance for PRIDE P candidates to get advice on how to successfully market themselves to potential employers, refine personal objectives and options, as well as prepare for interviews. There will also be a series of presentations, coaching and mentoring sessions in order to provide a rounded service to those in attendance. The workshop will be the first of its kind in the area and will fully engage with the needs of candidates. It will also enable local companies to discover the potential of these individuals.

Paul Finch, chairman of the Institute of Directors in Essex who has been the driving force behind the scheme, said: “The success of the initiative lies with companies realising the benefit of employing these ex-service men and women. It is my long term hope that the PRIDE P support programme allows many more soldiers to fulfil employment goals on their return to Essex. I strongly urge any company in Essex that may be interested to get in touch.”


< To find out more about PRIDE P please contact Tina Weavers at the IoD Essex branch or             01376 518795

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