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Mitie launches new initiatives designed to support Armed Forces community

by Brian Sims

Facilities management specialist Mitie is furthering its commitment to veterans, reservists and families of those working in the Armed Forces by launching a series of new initiatives focused on supporting these employees and pledging to recruit more individuals from the Armed Forces community.

As a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, Mitie has already committed to support those who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces and already employs hundreds of veterans and reservists. To build on this commitment and encourage more individuals from this community to join the business, Mitie has launched a dedicated Armed Forces Careers Portal for those with a military background to explore potential career opportunities at Mitie.

Featuring advice and guidance as well as veteran success stories and vacancies from around the country, the specialist portal was launched at the Career Transition Partnership’s Job Fair held on Wednesday 24 July as part of the Invictus Games Team UK Trials in Sheffield. Mitie attended the Fair for the first time to offer Armed Forces leavers a chance to learn about career opportunities at the company as well as apply for vacancies on the spot.

Mitie has also launched its Armed Forces Network for its employees who are veterans, reservists or family members of people in the Armed Forces. The network has been created to allow these individuals a forum to share experiences and drive positive changes within the business designed to improve the experience for its Armed Forces community.

Charles Antelme DSO, head of defence at Mitie, said: “This is just the beginning, but through these and other new initiatives we’re building on our Armed Forces Covenant commitments as we look to inspire more people with a military background to bring their specialist skills and expertise to Mitie. Whether they’re a veteran, reservist or a relative, Mitie is committed to ensuring all employees connected to the Armed Forces benefit from a supportive work environment in which to develop an exceptional second career.”

*For more information on how Mitie supports veterans, reservists and families of the Armed Forces visit www.mitie.com/armedforces

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