TechVets: The Podcast
What is a Data Scientist?

What is a Data Scientist?

April 13, 2022

TechVets talk Data Science with Arca Blanca Data Scientist Anna Mackenzie. We discover why data science and analytics roles offer great employment opportunities for veterans. We also talk about Arca Blanca's new free Data Science course for UK service leavers that is due to run in June 2022.

Why are tech companies actively employing veterans?

Why are tech companies actively employing veterans?

February 24, 2022

More and more tech companies are looking to the veteran community to recruit talent. One of these employers is TechVets partners NAMOS Solutions.

We catch up with Anna Clarke, Chief People Officer at NAMOS Solutions to find out why veterans are in such high demand.

What are the strengths a veteran can bring to the workplace?

  • Working well in a team. Teamwork is considered an essential part of daily life and is the foundation on which safe military operations are built.
    Having a sense of duty. Responsibility for job performance and accountability for completing missions are something to take pride in.
    Experiencing self-confidence. Holding a realistic estimation of self and ability based on experiences is expected of each Service Member.
    Being organized and disciplined.
    Possessing a strong work ethic. In the military, the mission always comes first.
    Having the ability to follow through on assignments, even under difficult or stressful circumstances.
    Possessing a variety of cross-functional skills, such as extensive training on computer programs and systems, interacting with various people with different skills to accomplish a task, and coordinating and troubleshooting problems in novel and known conditions.
    Being able to problem solve quickly and creatively.
    Being able to adapt to changing situations.
    Being able to follow rules and schedules.

Hiring a Veteran can result in the hiring of a dedicated employee who has developed valuable teamwork, leadership, and job skills. If your company is thinking about hiring UK veterans get in touch. We'll share your opportunities and even help you set-up a training academy.

Email team@techvets.co for more info

TechVets The Podcast: Remembrance Special

TechVets The Podcast: Remembrance Special

November 7, 2021

In this show we’re marking Remembrance 2021, joining us is TechVets ambassador General Sir Richard Barrons who is former Commander of Joint Forces Command, Alistair Halliday CEO of RFEA - The Forces Employment Charity and TechVets CEO James Murphy.

Why do veterans make excellent entrepreneurs?

Why do veterans make excellent entrepreneurs?

November 1, 2021

In this show we’re marking Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world's largest festival of entrepreneurship by talking veteran owned tech start-ups.

Charlie Jacoby is joined by British Army veterans Jim Hook who is the founder of Seven Technologies Group and Oz Alashe MBE, founder and CEO of CybSafe. Also joining us is Heropreneurs CEO Becci Parriss and TechVets CEO James Murphy.

TechVets The Podcast: The Low Code Boom

TechVets The Podcast: The Low Code Boom

September 23, 2021

 

In this show it’s all about low code developments and how companies like Pega Systems are working with the MOD to up skill military personnel and deliver digital transformation across the armed forces. 

 

Joining us for this podcast is Australia-based Pega Client Success Manager and British Army veteran Mark Clayden and Ken Stilwell, Chief Operating Officer at Pega who joins us from the States. We also have James Murphy, CEO at TechVets.

 

TechVets The Podcast: Alex Burton and the tech rebellion against traditional military training

TechVets The Podcast: Alex Burton and the tech rebellion against traditional military training

August 23, 2021

In this podcast we're talking to former Royal Navy 2-star Admiral, now Director of the UK Pathfinders at Rebellion Defence, Alex Burton.

He spent 10 of his 30-year career on operations across the globe, including the Gulf, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, Baghdad (where he was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States) and both Arctic and Antarctic Circles. He also ran seaborne security for the London 2012 sailing Olympics. 

In this podcast, we talk to Alex about why military training needs to move away from a traditional model and embrace technological advances and virtual reality battlegrounds.

TechVets The Podcast: Dan Brown Gets Disadvantaged Groups Digital

TechVets The Podcast: Dan Brown Gets Disadvantaged Groups Digital

July 13, 2021

In this show we’re talking to Dan Brown, Founder and CEO of the Positive Transformation Group.

Dan has worked in technology for the last 20 years. But it hasn't been a straight trajectory to success. He began in a small company called Quintech International. It's a far cry from where he found himself at 15 years old, homeless and on a downward spiral. After battling addiction, he turned his life around and has set up the Positive Transformation Group to help those who find themselves living in digital poverty.

 

Key Points:

  • With the pace technological transformations are taking place today, people who lack digital skills and access to devices are significantly disadvantaged.
  • The government does make funding available for businesses to train employees, however these are often under-utilised.
  • Through the Positive Transformation Group, Dan Brown aims to help businesses to better use these government training programmes to help those at a disadvantage gain employment.
  • Through the Dream Bigger Initiative, he aims to improve the confidence of disadvantaged people, including veterans, by giving them the opportunity to talk to exceptional people.

#TransformationTuesday

 

Find out more about TechVets and join us on LinkedIn.   

  

If you’re a business owner or work for a company in the tech industry and want to find out how to get more veterans into your team, drop James Murphy a message via LinkedIn

TechVets The Podcast: Armed Forces Day 2021

TechVets The Podcast: Armed Forces Day 2021

June 22, 2021

In this special podcast ahead of Armed Forces Day 2021 we’re talking to a team of volunteers who support TechVets and their members as they transition from military to civilian life and into tech and cyber security jobs. We find out why service to others matters and why it's one of the strongest values you'll garner during your time in the forces.

 

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Our guests include:

 

  • Dan McCoy, a former Operations Sergeant in the Royal Signals, now a Cyber Assurance Manager at 6point6 and our TechVets Scotland Chapter Lead.

 

 

  • Ben Full, former RAF Engineer Officer and now a a cyber threat intelligence analyst with business and IT services consultancy firm CGI.

 

#saluteourforces

TechVets The Podcast: Bouncing back with Johnny Mercer MP

TechVets The Podcast: Bouncing back with Johnny Mercer MP

May 27, 2021

In this show we’re talking to Johnny Mercer MP, former Minister for Defence People and Veterans and a veteran himself.

We talk about

  • why he entered politics
  • confidence (or lack of)
  • resilience and grit that military service instills in its people
  • re-writing history
  • veteran care pathways

And we ask, has the government got its priorities right when it comes to veteran support?

 

For more about TechVets visit: techvets.co

 

 

TechVets The Podcast: CSR initiatives as tools for in-house talent generation

TechVets The Podcast: CSR initiatives as tools for in-house talent generation

May 13, 2021

In this show we’re discussing how programmes designed to create tech opportunities for marginalised communities and under represented groups – including forces personnel – are the way forward for big business Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Joining us for this podcast is Steve Nolan, Head of Veteran Liaison at Fortinet (UK and Canada) and TechVets CEO James Murphy.

We talk about the various CSR initiatives that are available to service leavers and veterans including those run by Fortinet and AWS re/Start. Up for discussion is the concept of using CSR initiatives to generate talent in-house and the need for HR departments to stop chasing unicorns (full trained, experience tech jedis) and accept a better approach, that of nurturing their own talent.

The CSR programmes of 2021 are specifically designed to attract diverse candidates and create pathways for a larger pool of people to access opportunities in the tech workplace. By creating a proposition of value where both parties mutually benefit, CSR programmes will help to generate a pipeline of ex-service personnel who are trained and ready for tech employment in a seamless approach from resettlement, through in-house training to a designated role.

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