Among the hundreds of registered employers on the Forces Families Jobs site, there’s representation from many different sectors – and some are offering opportunities which you might not expect…

Max Deans

A job in the construction industry, for example, means working on a building site, right? Not necessarily. Max Deans, Early Careers Recruiter at Kier Group plc, tells us: “Whilst we do have roles for skilled tradespeople, a career with Kier Group isn’t necessarily all hard hats and hi-vis vests.” The company operates all over the UK on big projects including HS2, the Luton DART, and many hospitals and schools.

Max continues: “We have an entire business function behind the construction sites which we recruit for. There are roles within HR, finance, marketing, admin support and project management to name a few, and we also offer apprenticeships up to degree level.”

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Parkdean Resorts

It’s a similar story for Parkdean Resorts. You could be forgiven for thinking that a holiday company would only offer housekeeping, bar work or the catering roles traditionally associated with its industry, but these types of jobs don’t appeal to everyone.

HR Director, Lisa Charles-Jones, explains: “Whilst we do have lots of customer-facing roles, we have many other opportunities. Our Central Support Office is home to various departments, including IT, HR and marketing amongst others.”

More reasons

Morrisons (main photo) is another valued member of the FFJ community. Resourcing Business Partner, Kieran Jackson, says there are a number of different opportunities across the business: “We are regularly recruiting for a variety of roles within our Logistics, Manufacturing and Engineering divisions, which are separate from our in-store vacancies. Many of these roles are hourly-paid and flexible, so ideal for people who are looking for this kind of employment.”

Roles in Finance, Head Office, HR and many others are often available, alongside its customer-facing roles in its supermarkets. Like Kier Group and Parkdean Resorts, the company also offers apprenticeships, including the opportunity to achieve a degree in business and management.

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