Veterans represent a steady talent pipeline
According to data from the Ministry of Defence (MOD), over 19,000 people left the armed forces in 2015, with length of service ranging from 4 to 25 years. Businesses from a variety of sectors are tapping into this experienced talent pool to meet recruitment needs within their business.
Veterans have distinctive capabilities
They are performance-oriented, have a strong work ethic and thrive under pressure. Their in-built leadership qualities and problem-solving skills are valuable for any employer, no matter what their industry.
“ Military servicemen and women are extremely well trained. Their unique skills and behaviours will be an asset to any company ”
Veterans have transferable skills
With over 200 trades in the Army alone, armed forces personnel receive advance training in a number of technical roles, including engineering, project management, communications, logistics and IT – all transferable to the civilian workplace.
Hiring veterans is good for business
Many employers report increased loyalty and engagement amongst their ex-military staff. What’s more, a commitment to supporting veterans, who have sacrificed for their country, reflects the social responsibility for an employer and is seen by many as the right thing to do.