Ever wanted to make a parachute jump, drive a tank or climb a mountain? Now you can, with the Army, but in complete safety and comfort and without even leaving Boston.

The Army will be one of the exhibitors at this Thursday’s Boston Careers and Jobs Fair at the Peter Paine Performance Centre in Rosebery Avenue, and will be bringing virtual reality adventure experiences.

They will also be bringing a Batak wall to test reactions and peripheral vision.

The event, from 9.30am to 2pm, will provide a one-stop shop for anyone looking for a job, career or employment and apprenticeship advice. Anyone can attend and the event is free.

The list of those attending has been growing and recent additions to the long list includes Aspiration House, a new healthcare business working with children and young people who have needs associated with autistic spectrum conditions and learning disabilities and St John Ambulance, which will be looking for volunteers and will be training, demonstrating, and showing off an ambulance.

It will be ideal for anyone looking for a  job, change of career, to study, undertake training or volunteering. There will be CV support, help with applications, preparing for interviews, and tips on how to answer those difficult questions.

It is supported by Jobcentre-Plus, Boston College, NACRO and Boston Borough Council.