APM has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support its current and future employees who are members of the Armed Forces community.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
It provides organisations with the opportunity to publicly demonstrate recognition of the value that serving personnel, Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our communities.
Alan Cave, Chief Executive of APM UK said: “APM support our communities by providing opportunities in employment or training and that includes individuals who may have been a member of the Armed Forces.
“We also recognise that by employing individuals from the Armed Forces community, we widen our talent pool, bringing significant skills and experience to our teams and the organisation.”
Figures from the Royal British Legion show working age veterans are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as their equivalents in the general population, with an estimated 120,000 ex-service personnel without jobs; figures that make commitment to the Covenant even more important.
Col Richard Maybery QGM, Deputy Commander at 11th Signal commented, “I was delighted to co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant with APM.
“Like us, they are focussed on engaging with youth and the communities, and I look forward to developing our relationship with them over the forthcoming months and years.”
Notes to editors: APM is an international business established in 1994. We provide a range of services to people, places and business to create and improve skills, employment, and health and wellbeing.
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