Bringing together organisations and making the business case for employing ex-military personnel, shaping the agenda and focusing on practical employer led solutions.
https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/military-is-good-for-business/ which hosts all of our employer resources.
VeteransWork Microsite – which specifically focuses on our research project looking at the business benefits of hiring veterans and the 3 videos which bring the report to life: https://www.veteranswork.org.uk/
The ‘Veterans Work’ report produced by Deloitte, the Officers’ Association and Forces in Mind Trust highlights some of the challenges faced by UK veterans entering employment, and the significant benefits organisations can realise by recruiting from the veteran talent pool.
Across the country, three in ten businesses admit they have not even considered employing veterans. While the majority claim to be more open minded, 60 per cent of businesses rule out recruiting someone if they have no industry specific experience. There are roughly 700,000 veterans currently in employment, over half find themselves in routine, low-skilled or low-paid jobs. It is an alarming waste of talent.
The Veterans Work report is part of Deloitte’s One Million Futures programme which addresses the challenges faced by many people in the UK in accessing education, training and employment and how we overcome these barriers to unlock the full potential of groups of ‘hidden talent’ within our society.
The report calls on policymakers to find a better balance between the short-term, tactical objective of placing Service leavers into employment, with the long-term alternative of developing veterans’ transferable skills and vocational qualifications.