In an unprecedented collaboration, X-Forces Enterprise has joined forces with the London Stock Exchange Group to introduce a groundbreaking series of two-day workshops aimed at imparting essential skills to individuals transitioning from uniformed services to civilian careers.

Scheduled for Thursday 15 February and Thursday 29 February, the first of this exclusive workshop series titled ‘Enterprise For Life Skills’ is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions about their career paths post-service. The workshop delivers the unique Enterprise For Life® program, inviting a small, focused cohort to delve into the intricacies of how government, private sector, public sector, third sector, and volunteering contribute to a thriving economy.

These workshops will not only provide participants with an understanding of the diverse working formats and environments available but also facilitate an exploration of the dynamics that shape a successful career transition. The curriculum is particularly tailored to those at a pivotal point in their careers – either preparing to leave Service or in the recent years after – offering invaluable insights into the commercial landscape and the significant role played by the City of London.

The distinguished venue for this transformative experience is the boardrooms of the London Stock Exchange Group, situated in the heart of the UK’s financial hub, Paternoster Square. This prestigious location adds an additional layer of significance to the program, as participants will immerse themselves in an environment synonymous with financial expertise and success.

Registrations are now sought for the first cohort. More information is available here.

Lt Gen (Ret’d) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, Chairman of X-Forces Enterprise, commented: “Very few who leave Service life also leave the job market, but after time in the Forces the civilian world can be confusing and daunting, even if you have experienced it for a few years.  This workshop will allow understanding of how it all works and what to look out for – how our society’s organisations operate and how you might fit into them. The knowledge and orientation gained will hugely complement the military skillset to ignite exciting and purposeful careers.”

David Shalders, Chief Operating Officer at London Stock Exchange Group, commented: “The London Stock Exchange is thrilled to extend an invitation for individuals to delve into the realm of enterprise skills through our collaboration with the Enterprise For Life® programme. Recognising the paramount importance of entrepreneurial thinking in today’s dynamic landscape, we are excited to provide a platform that empowers individuals to cultivate essential skills for success.

“This initiative aligns with our commitment to nurturing innovation and introducing individuals to the diverse opportunities within the City of London. We believe that by equipping service leavers with robust enterprise skills, we contribute to shaping a resilient and thriving workforce for the future.”

Ren Kapur MBE, Founder and CEO of X-Forces Enterprise, commented: “With a deep-rooted passion for both entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, enterprise learning has been an integral part of my identity for decades. I firmly believe that the skills cultivated through enterprise are vital for navigating life’s complexities. Regardless of the career path or environment, it is essential to understand how business and our economic infrastructure works.

“Enterprise For Life® is a unique programme we’ve developed and successfully piloted with a spectrum of groups. The content provides individuals entering the workforce or changing careers valuable insight into the principles of the private, public and third sectors. This program fosters an entrepreneurial approach, instilling confidence, and helping individuals identify their ideal path for success and fulfilment. I am delighted that LSEG recognises the opportunity to introduce service leavers to the opportunities in the City of London and beyond in this programme.”

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