SMSpouses Live event poster

Thursday 9th September 2021

Are you a military spouse or partner? Do you fancy a career in Social Media, learning something new or simply upgrading your skill level? Then join the BFBS Social Media Team for a day of networking, workshops, entertainment, stalls and food at the Great Yorkshire Showground on the 19th of October* from 10am-3pm!

SMSpouses Live is the UK’s only networking event for military spouses and partners looking to further their knowledge and skills in social media.  

The event comes from the team behind #SMSpouses, an online course now in its third year, designed to addresses a real need amongst military spouses and partners to obtain the skills they need to find flexible and interesting work that fits around military and family life. It offers detailed training on how to use social media to grow their business, or to find a career in social media.  

Since its launch in 2019, the course has received over 600 applications, and has just over 1,500 members in the Facebook support group.  

The event will feature a masterclass from former BBC journalist turned social media specialist, Sue Llewellyn and business owner, ex-journalist and Fiji community champion, Suliana Tuiteci.  

Jackie Lerm, Head of Social Media said: 

“After what’s been an especially tough year, we’re so excited to bring the community together again. Supporting military spouses and partners is at the core of what we do. We’re so happy to be able to give them an opportunity to network, learn new skills and make new connections.” 

Additional workshops from the team behind Social Media Spouses will include editing videos on your smartphone, creating engaging Instagram stories, and how to plan any creative digital campaign in 20 minutes.  

Several military spouses and partners who have launched businesses will be showcasing and selling their wares at the event. There will also be a magician on hand to provide some light entertainment.  

Click on the image below for more info and to register your place:

Can’t make the event?

Don’t worry as BFBS will be steam the event live on their BFBS Academy Facebook page!

See also: Employment and training

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