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Army helps jobseekers towards employment

A pioneering project in which the Army helps long-term jobseekers become more employable has begun this week.

Midlands SPEAR (Supporting People into Employment with the Army Reserve) is a pilot scheme created by 143 (West Midlands) Brigade which has caught the attention of government ministers and, if successful, could be rolled out across the UK.

Run in partnership with Jobcentre Plus (JCP), Jobs Enterprise Training (JET) and Stoke College, it is the brainchild of Community Engagement Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2) Ray Miller.

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