Jonathan Lee Recruitment has affirmed its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community by signing the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant.
This written and publicised voluntary pledge, which is tailored to our business, promotes that we are Armed Forces friendly, employ service leavers and work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to support service leavers and veterans.
The Covenant was signed by Jonathan Lee, Chairman of Jonathan Lee Recruitment, and a Senior Military Officer on behalf of the Ministry of Defence. Speaking at the event, Jonathan commented: "We are extremely proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant.
"At Jonathan Lee Recruitment we are committed to supporting the Armed Forces community and I am very proud that we not only employ a significant number of ex-service personnel across our business, but also help servicemen and women leaving the forces more easily find employment and make a smooth transition into civilian life.
"This covenant reaffirms our commitment to assisting and supporting the Armed Forces community into civilian life."
The pledge, which was drafted by Peter Heap, Principal Consultant at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, received outstanding praise from the assessor who commented:
“Many thanks for this comprehensive, and I would go as far to say potentially, best practice example for the Recruitment sector."
Well done Peter, you’ve most certainly exemplified our motto 'Solutions Through Understanding.'
Our team consists of specialist recruiters alongside trade professionals including service leavers from the RAF, REME and the British Army. Peter himself is ex-military, having worked as a senior engineer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 20 years. We are proud to be working with current and ex-servicemen and women to provide support wherever necessary.
By signing this agreement, Jonathan Lee Recruitment joins over 4,000 organisations who have pledged to support those who serve, have served and their families.
To download and view our pledge, click the link below.
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ABOUT THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT
The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in day to day life.
The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.
To find out more click the following link: www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk
Please contact our specialist defence team if you are a service leaver looking for your next move or would like general advice on resettlement and career opportunities. View our latest defence jobs here.
Also, if you are an employer who would be interested in any of these skillsets and would like to assist with providing service leavers with their next opportunity, please let us know.
Our defence team is exhibiting at and attending a number of resettlement (Career Transition Partnership) events across the UK this year. The CTP is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd and provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. If you are leaving or have left the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or the Royal Marines and are now looking for career transition opportunities, then this is the perfect recruitment event for you.
Click here to find a CTP event near you.