Find out what Pioneer Regt employees have to offer

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An event will be held next month to help the 400 members of Bicester’s 23 Pioneer Regiment who face redundancy in 2014.

Employers from across the area are invited to attend the event in Bicester Garrison Officers’ Mess on Friday, October 19, running from 9.30am to noon.

Business owners can hear about some of the advantages of employing service leavers, find out what skills 23 Pioneer Regiment soldiers have, and how service leavers are prepared for a return to civilian life.

The event will be opened by Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry and Adrian Shooter, chairman of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

The event has been arranged jointly by Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, Bicester Vision and 23 Pioneer Regiment.

Business owners can talk to representatives of the supporting organisations and meet army leavers aiming to settle in Oxfordshire.

For more information and to book a place, contact Helen Johnson at Oxfordshire County Council on 07775 025256.

An event to help ex-forces personnel start their own businesses was held in Bicester on September 14.

Organised by the Thames Valley Region of the Federation of Small Businesses, the event in St George’s Barracks was attended by around 70 people.