Securitas UK attended the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) Careers Fair in Aldershot on Thursday 24 May. Over 60 companies were in attendance on the day, including Royal Mail, Fujitsu, XPO Logistics and DHL.
BFRS is a Community Interest Company: a social enterprise created in 2009 to support the Armed Forces community. It hosts Careers Fairs across the country to ensure that companies are aware of the benefits of employing from this community.
In February, Securitas signed The Armed Forces Covenant as a show of support for service leavers looking for a new career pathway. Attendance at the BRFS Careers Fair was part of Securitas’ ongoing commitment to that Covenant.
Securitas employs a large number of service leavers in a variety of front line and management roles.
Andy Hill, area director at Securitas, commented: “Securitas recognises the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families in business. I joined Securitas eight years ago after 19 years of service with the Armed Forces. I’m now the area director for Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and the Humber. Initially, after leaving the Armed Forces 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. Military training instils a number of key transferable skills in an individual, including resilience, vigilance, self-discipline and an appreciation of risks and threats, 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 BFRS visit www.bfrss.org.uk