VEKA joins forces with the Army Reserve

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VEKA joins forces with the Army Reserve

VEKA Group has been awarded a certificate for being an “armed-forces friendly” company.
 
The Bronze Armed Forces Covenant Award comes from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) and is signed by the Secretary of State for Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff. It is presented to UK employers who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and committed to being armed-forces friendly and open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners.
 
Paul Armstrong, Operations Director commented: “ We recognise that the Army provides opportunities and training that go hand in hand with our own dedication to staff development and we are all extremely proud of the award, which further demonstrates our commitment to people who've worked in the forces, and their families.” 
 
In spring 2017 Paul was invited to Cyprus by the Army on behalf of VEKA laminator Mark Schofield – who has been in the Army Reserve for more than 20 years – to learn about reservists’ military work and how it complements their ‘everyday’ roles. 
Paul said: “When I was given the opportunity to visit Cyprus, on account of Mark’s role as a reservist, it was a fantastic chance to see not just the incredible work the Army does every day but how being in the military – at any level – enriches the soldier’s life both inside and outside of work.
 
“Reservists learn skills that benefit both their Army and civilian work; operating in difficult conditions, thinking on their feet, taking on responsibility, and assessing risk are among the many challenges that they face, and these skills build confidence that transfers directly over to civilian employment. They can also benefit from a host of training opportunities that provide ‘real world’ qualifications for their CV.
 
VEKA plc, 01282 716611
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