Securitas signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant
14 February 2018
Securitas in the UK has signed The Armed Forces Covenant, as a show of support for service leavers looking for a new career pathway.
The Armed Forces Covenant was introduced to ensure members of the armed forces community have the same access to services, as any other citizen. Support is provided in a number of areas including housing, education, healthcare, finance and new employment.
As of December 2017, 2000 organisations, across a range of sectors, had signed the Covenant including BT, Travis Perkins, Rolls-Royce, O2 and Babcock International.
The security industry already welcomes a high number of service leavers, as they possess key transferable skills which lend themselves to a number of roles in the sector. Securitas is particularly proud to employ a large number of service leavers in a variety of front line and management roles, and is looking to significantly increase this number.
Andy Hill, Area Director at Securitas, commented: “I am proud to see Securitas make this commitment to service leavers. Securitas recognises the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families in business.
“I joined Securitas 8 years ago, after 19 years of service with the armed forces, and today am the Area Director for Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire & Humber.
“Initially, after leaving, I found it difficult to engage with employers as they were not able to identify how my skills and experience could be of benefit in their workplace. As a result, I decided to enter the security industry, starting off as a self-employed security consultant, as it was a natural transition with my security specific skills.
“Military training instils a number of key transferable skills in an individual including resilience, vigilance, self-discipline and an appreciation of risk and threat, to name just a few. It’s important that potential employers, in all sectors, understand how these valuable skills can be of benefit.”
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant, visit https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/ and to see current Securitas vacancies visit https://www.securitas.uk.com/careers/