The first ever expo catering for both serving troops and veterans has been announced to take place in Newcastle.

The event organised Pathfinder International, will take place on Thursday November 1 at St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United.

The first of its kind in the UK, The Military Resettlement & Veteran’s Expo will be reaching out to the serving military community going through their resettlement stage from the Armed Forces AND the Armed Forces community, which includes veterans and their families.

Over 30 exhibitors with specialist breakout sessions to advise military leavers on career options, combined with expert advice for veterans will be on offer.

Pathfinder International editor, Mal Robinson, himself a veteran after serving in the RAF for 9 years  explained the ethos behind the event.

Robinson said: “I have attended many careers fairs and exhibitions in the military resettlement industry and none have covered both people currently serving in the Armed Forces and those who are classed as Veterans. Many people see the term “veteran” and associate this with the elderly population, which of course there are many who have served. However, in the modern day, many who we class as veterans are sometimes in their early twenties, having fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is these people that require our continued support and hopefully this expo will help break down the barriers for veterans.”

The event has been backed by BAE Systems who are headline sponsors. BAE Systems added: “BAE Systems are proud to be the headline sponsor of Pathfinder International Magazine’s first ever Armed Forces & Veterans Resettlement Expo.”

The expo is free of charge to serving military personnel in their resettlement phase and to veterans of all ages. Doors open at 10am until 3pm.

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