John Deere will hold a careers event to help military personnel “resettle” and take the next step in their careers, it said.

The virtual event will be held on September 20, 2023, from 7:00p.m following the launch of the initiative in July.

The aim of the event is to help those leaving military service find jobs working with agricultural machinery.

Attendees of the event will find out how they can bring their skills set and experience to technician roles in dealerships, John Deere said.

As well as this, speakers at the event will include individuals who have transitioned from military service into various roles connected to the John Deere brand.

John Deere branch training manager, Allan Cochran, said: “The armed forces produces people who are highly skilled, motivated, and extremely competent, and many already have the engineering skills needed to become qualified technicians.

“With many transferable skills, those with experience of military machines will be perfectly placed for a new career working with some of the world’s most advanced agricultural and turfcare equipment.

“This virtual event is a great opportunity for ex-servicemen and women to find about a rewarding John Deere career that can take you anywhere in the world, working with an internationally recognised and respected brand.”

Cochran said those who have served are experts at working under pressure and logically solving problems, making them invaluable to the operations of machinery.

“These are the skills John Deere dealerships need to keep the wheels turning,” he said.

Those signing up to the programme will be offered free technical training to help them apply their current skills to John Deere products and services, the company said, and there are more than 70 courses on offer.

“Everyone who signs up will be assigned to an employee from the John Deere network who has served in the armed forces who will be there to support each individual during the resettlement process,” Cochran said.