We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be hosting a stand at this year’s Pathfinder International Career Event for Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families. The exhibition will be held at Bristol City Football Club on Thursday 28th October 2021, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

With several career opportunities currently available, we’re joining the event with an aim to recruit motivated individuals that have strong teamworking capabilities and experience of working in outdoor environments. As a company, we offer a range of fascinating and rewarding career paths, extensive training and wellbeing support, with many roles well suited to candidates that have former military experience and the associated transferable skills.


New employment opportunities

At present, positions including Drill Rig Operators, MEMU (Mobile Explosive Manufacturing Unit) Operators, Shotfirers, Explosive Engineers, Explosive Manufacturing Technicians, Explosive Supervisors and Professional Drivers are available with our company, which already attracts onward employment interest from individuals who have previously served in the armed forces.

Ex-marine and ex-paratrooper employees are among the professionals who have chosen to progress follow-on careers with EPC-UK.  Our company’s General Manager Blasting and Explosives, Ben Coppock, believes that the transition from the armed forces to EPC-UK can be both compatible and fulfilling, he explains: 

“Many of the roles EPC-UK has to offer require employees to demonstrate skills including teamwork, planning, accuracy and attention to detail – abilities frequently relied upon within military positions. With such attributes already established within an individual’s skillset, combined with the right attitude and approach, it’s possible to truly excel in our interesting and constantly evolving drilling and blasting arena. 


“Positions at EPC-UK can be diverse and rewarding and our numerous divisions thrive when supported by employees who have a passion to perform, whether that’s within an office-location or out on a quarry top. 


“Our viewpoint is that if someone already possesses the right mindset, they’ll be able to flourish here and further their competence and experience through the additional training routes and development programmes we provide. We’re keen to meet people at the Pathfinder Career Event who feel they have the right attitude and approach – and like the sound of the opportunities we can offer in return. Come along on the day for an open conversation about our positions, and approach to supporting and investing in our people and their development.”

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Ben goes on to say that we are not only committed to helping our teams progress in a professional capacity, but also in terms of mental wellbeing. Our company advocates active safety ambassador support, a commit to be fit programme and mental health assistance – schemes specifically devised to assure our duty of care and further develop our SPIRIT ethos.

Resettlement event

Postponed in 2020 in accordance with Covid-19 safety guidelines, the welcome return of the Pathfinder International Career Event will offer veterans and their families the opportunity to consider options and pathways to support their resettlement process.

The exhibition will take place in the football club’s Ashton Gate Lansdowne Suite and will offer information on areas pertinent to the military circle, including recruitment, training, forces family welfare, housing, and legal information.  Parents, cadets, scouts and students with an interest in STEM learning will also have the opportunity to meet with a dedicated team of STEM ambassadors as part of the wider event.

The Pathfinder International website can be found here… Pathfinder International