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SOCOTEC Signs Armed Forces Covenant

22.06.2020, 10:04

SOCOTEC Signs Armed Forces Covenant

SOCOTEC has joined almost 4,000 other companies in signing the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant to show support for serving military personnel, Reservists, veterans and their families.

The Covenant reinforces the European testing and certification group’s commitment to work alongside the Armed Forces in recruiting ex-military personnel.

SOCOTEC is already a forces-friendly organisation and has a long history of supporting the military to ensure that military buildings are safe for serving soldiers and their families. The company also works with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), to support the employment of veterans of all ages to establish a tailored employment pathway for those leaving the service. 

John Sage, HR director at SOCOTEC UK, says: “We are proud to have signed this Covenant as part of our continuing commitment to the Armed Forces and their families. We recognise the value of supporting those who have served and currently serve our country and all those connected with the military. Ex-military personnel often have a wide range of transferable skills very relevant to our industry such as engineering, leadership, management – indeed, a number of our employees are ex-service men and women and I am keen to see this number increase.”

Cat Suckling, assistant regional employer engagement director for the Ministry of Defence, adds: “The Covenant provides an opportunity to recognise publicly the value that serving personnel, Regulars and Reserves, veterans and military families contribute to our country.

“Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.”

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