NELFT Takes Part In The Exercise Sharp Shooter Event
On Monday 30 January, NELFT took part in The Exercise Sharp Shooter Event at the Honourable Artillery Company run and hosted by the City of London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’. We were honoured to be invited to attend, as a recognised armed forces friendly employer.
Members of the NELFT Armed Forces Network took part in the competition and we are very proud that out of 11 teams (organisations) across London, we finished in 4th place - only 0.5 points away from reaching 3rd place! It is important to note too, that out of all the NHS trusts that took part in the competition, NELFT came first!
City of London Reserve Forces Secretary, Liz Church said:
“An event like Sharp Shooter, enables us to bring Reservists and Employers together in a fun and sociable way. It also enables Employers to meet Reservists and understand more about their training and the skills they develop.”
The event was great fun for colleagues, with the opportunity for networking too. The challenges were a mix of practical and command leadership tasks, demonstrating some of the training that Reserves Forces’ and Cadets’ Association military reservists and cadets receive as part of their role. Participants were able to experience some of this military training in a fun and friendly environment.
NELFT colleagues showed great teamwork, enthusiasm, and hard work. They were shown how to treat someone who was wounded, tried some virtual reality exercises, orientation and coordination practices, as well as team logical thinking exercises.
Some pictures below highlight the fun activities that NELFT colleagues took part in.
We look forward to building upon our partnerships with The City of London Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ as part of our commitment to being an armed forces friendly employer.
If you are a member of the armed forces community looking for a new role, why not come and join NELFT? We’ve been awarded the ‘Gold Award’ under the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme and offer bespoke wellbeing support. View all our available roles here - Jobs - NELFT