Sector support mounts for recruitment of ex-armed forces staff
Northumbrian Water, Thames Water and Welsh Water are among nine utilities that have newly committed to recruit ex-military personnel into the sector.
Last week they each signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise to treat current and former servicemen and women fairly, and pledged to increase the utility sector’s visibility to ex military staff under an initiative coordinated through the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership. Energy & Utility Skills explained: “Recognising the value and experience of ex-military workforce, energy and utilities employers commit to work together to ensure the sector is recognised as armed forces friendly.”
The nine join 15 other utilities, which include Anglian Water, Scottish Water, South West Water, United Utilities and Veolia, who have already made the commitment.