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HighGround has pioneered Rural Weeks as the place to start your Life Beyond the Military – Outdoors.
Five fully residential days at an agricultural college, currently Bicton College in Devon and currently being rolled out to Landex colleges in other regions of the UK.
How to work out what you want to do
We aim to introduce you to the following areas of the land-based sector:
What happens during a Rural Week?
College staff and outside presenters will introduce you to their area of expertise with information about what careers in each sector are best suited to ex-military people and the training and qualifications needed.
Monday to Thursday is a combination of classroom-based presentations and practical visits to dairy farms, smallholdings, farm shops, golf courses, RSPB rangers and much more, where subject matter experts freely share their contacts, experience and advice. They have no agenda other than to help you. Friday focusses on self-employment and reviewing the week so that you can make a plan for how to move forwards.
We also invite ex-military people who are now working in the land-based sector to come and talk to us in the evenings and share their experiences of transition and their contacts. It’s not what you know, but who!
What happens after Rural Week?
Our Careers Manager will follow up to agree a plan to help you move towards land-based employment or self-employment. This could be:
Can’t make it to a Rural Week?
If you’re interested in learning about the Land-based sector but cannot make it to one of our Rural Weeks, take a look at our Career Guides to find out about the many opportunities that the Land-based sector holds for ex-military personnel and Reservists.
Get in touch
If you have any questions, or need further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Anna on 07951 495 272.
To read the latest, and previous Rural Weeks Reports, click here
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