TT SIGNS UP TO THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT
The Covenant is a pledge by the company to support our armed forces community – which includes veterans, active reservists and their families by:
- promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation
- supporting the employment of veterans and service leavers
- offering flexibility in leave for service spouses and partners
- supporting reservist employees, allowing leave for training and deployment.
“I’m delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative.” said Richard. “We all owe our thanks to the armed forces for all they do for us and we’re proud to be playing our part to help their transition back into work. We recognise the value this pool of skilled talent offers and how it can help support the needs of our growing business.”
Lt Col Nathan Teale thanked TT adding: “There is growing support for the Covenant. This support genuinely matters and is championed by great ambassadors and employers who help seize the opportunity as our Service personnel transition from Service into the local labour market. They also support our Reservists by allowing them to attend annual training across the globe, which has direct benefit to their employer. Lastly but by no means least our cadets are also supported, where the vast number do not follow a Forces career pathway, by seeking apprenticeship opportunities.
Many of you will already employ or work alongside Veterans or Reservists or a past cadet. Thank you for your support today.”
We have many examples of our teams in various locations raising funds and supporting serving armed forces and veterans in their local communities and we intend to do more. The Covenant provides an outline of the commitments we are making in the UK but will be extended across TT.
We are currently planning a range of activities to involve employees and will be promoting them around Armed Forces Day at the end of June. If you have suggestions of activities or would like to volunteer to help our armed forces community, please register your interest.