Since the Armed Forces Covenant scheme was launched in June 2013, some 2,650 companies, large and small, have publicly pledged their support for the military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. But some veterans think companies could be doing more to offer them meaningful employment.
MORE influential business leaders have added their voices to calls for employers to work harder to recruit from the growing veteran talent pool. Both the Institute of Leadership and Management and banking giant Barclays have published reports this month which add further weight to SaluteMyJob’s message to businesses that they are missing out if they are not employing service leavers.
Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace. Here we chat to Nicholas Trowell, a former Captain in the Army, who took part in Barclays’ work placement programme for Service Leavers in 2013.
Hosting insight days are a great way of showcasing to ex-military jobseekers what it is like to work for you, what roles may suit their skills and also shows your commitment to employing veterans to the military community. Here we share some tips about how to run an insight day.
Work placements are a great way for transitioning military personnel and Service Leavers to gain vital first-hand experience of the civilian workplace and employers can find out about the benefits of employing ex-military personnel. Here we chat to Barclays about their Armed Forces Transition programme (AFTER).
Virgin Money hosted their first Financial Services Insight Day for Service Leavers last year with great success. We chat to Nick Calder, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Army, now a Programme Manager at Virgin Money, on how to set up and run a successful Insight Day - and how ex-military personnel add value to an organisation.