11-Jun-2018

Supporting ex-armed forces personnel with employment opportunities

Supporting ex-armed forces personnel with employment opportunities

For those who have served in the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines, taking the first step back into a routine at home and in a new place of work may seem incredibly daunting. By partnering with the Career Transition Partnership, McGinley has found a way to support ex-armed forces personnel by providing them with job opportunities in the construction and infrastructure sector.

According to Ministry of Defence statistics, the skilled trade industry was considered to be one that ex-armed forces personnel are most likely to enter in 2016/17. A report by Construction News states: “Around 22% of armed forces-leavers entered this sector, while a further 14% entered into process, plant and machine operative occupations.”

Morgan Sindall director of defence, Andy Parker, told the publication; “We need to be aware that we employ a lot of ex-military – that’s important. We need to understand that, then look at some of the issues that may affect the military.”

The repercussions of witnessing traumatic events while serving in the Armed Forces, as well as working away from loved ones for extended periods of time, can pose challenges to those seeking to get back into work once they return. This is why McGinley Support Services works hard to provide opportunities and training to former service personnel.

At the start of 2018 McGinley received a Bronze Award for the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme for its work on the Military Resettlement scheme, and its work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) over the last five years. With Armed Forces Day approaching on June 30th, be sure to read more about McGinley’s work supporting ex-service personnel and take a look at its energy, airport, ports, metro, rail and highway jobs.