Microlise has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, including pledging to support the employment of service leavers.
The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly, and signing the Covenant provides a firm commitment by Microlise of support to the armed forces community.
The business already has a number of former Armed Forces personnel working within the business, and also supports a number of defence and security customers with its Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). The company has also worked closely with the Road Haulage Association to create the Road to Logistics initiative, designed to support groups such as former Armed Forces personnel to enter the transport and logistics industry and build long-term careers in the sector.
Microlise’s Armed Forces Covenant includes a commitment to work with the Career Transition Partnership’s (CTP) recruitment service to advertise job vacancies to service leavers; support relevant charities and annual events such as Armed Forces Day and Remembrance activities; and facilitate staff who are members of the Reserve Forces.
Microlise CEO Nadeem Raza said: “We are proud to count a number of veterans among our team, and appreciate the range of transferable skills they have brought to our business. Signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant is something we wanted to do as soon as we became aware of it, and we’re delighted to have formalised our relationship.”
Peter Scott, a former commissioned officer in the British Army and current Microlise director of defence & security, added: “The business provides an agile and supportive work environment and with its commercial focus on logistics and cutting-edge technology, offers the ideal career-fit for ex-service personnel.”