Set for September

John Deere has announced that they are holding a careers event in September to help resettling military personnel take the next step in their careers.

The virtual event on 20 September at 7pm is described as the first major event to be held by the company where details of their landmark John Deere Military Hiring Programme in the UK and Ireland will be set out. 

The initiative was launched in July and intends to help those leaving military service find jobs working with the manufacturer's agricultural and professional groundscare machinery.

Attendees of the free virtual event will find out how they can bring their unique skill sets and experience to technician roles in dealerships, and hear from individuals who have transitioned from military service into various roles connected to the John Deere brand.

“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,” says Allan Cochran, John Deere branch training manager.

“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."

Registration is open now via this link.

It was announced that the Military Hiring Programme was being rolled out in the UK and Ireland following its success in the USA. 

Those signing up to the programme will be offered free technical training to help them apply their current skills to John Deere products and services. There are more than 70 courses on offer.

“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,” Allan says.

Interested service members and ex-service members can learn more and fill out a contact card by visiting here.

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