SaluteMyJob has updated their Armed Forces Covenant pledge, committing to further support the employment of veterans, spouses and reservists.
The signing took place at SaluteMyJob’s offices in London on Wednesday night (27th April) during an evening discussion with employers to share best practice on leadership and management.
Lt General Richard Nugee CVO CBE, Chief of Defence People and Brigadier (Retired) Andrew Jackson, Managing Director of SaluteMyJob signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledge.
SaluteMyJob originally signed the Armed Forces Covenant last year but wanted to further commit to a number of new pledges. These include:
Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old by:
- Participating in military job fairs for Service Leavers at least twice a year.
- Offering work experience opportunities for Armed Forces personnel through the CTP and our website.
- Ensuring that all applications are treated equally in line with our equality policy and recognising previous military skills, attributes and qualifications.
- SaluteMyJob already employs 4 veterans in various roles within the company and continues to welcome applications from Armed Forces veterans.
Striving to support the employment of Service spouses and partners by:
- Adding to the four Service spouses (75% of the workforce) already employed.
- Further strengthening our partnership with Recruit for Spouses.
SaluteMyJob has also pledged further commitments to supporting Reservists, local cadet units and the pledge to participate in an annual charity event in support of an Armed Forces charity.
Andrew Jackson said: ‘It is a great pleasure to co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant alongside the Chief of Defence People. As SaluteMyJob grows, so will the scale of our activities to support employers, veterans, reservists and the MOD. We will work hard to deliver these new pledges, alongside fellow signatories of the Covenant.”