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CNet Training signs Armed Forces Covenant
CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, has pledged to support the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
CNet’s CEO and president, Andrew Stevens, signed the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Lt Col Jonathan Lowe, Commanding Officer of 6 Army Air Corps, and RSM M Jarvis, 6 Army Air Corps at CNet’s head office in Bury St Edmunds. They were joined for the signing by some of the CNet team, who have previously served in the Armed Forces: Paul Gorman, CNet’s technical development manager, served as a telecommunications engineer for the British Army; Clint Sherratt, CNet Network infrastructure instructor, spent 20 years in the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals; and Alexandra Hall, CNet’s customer experience co-ordinator, is a military reservist.
Signing the Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from CNet to actively support the Armed Forces community and ensure they are treated with fairness and respect in the community, economy and society, and are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
CNet has a longstanding commitment to supporting Armed Forces personnel, both during their service and throughout their resettlement. Since 1996, CNet has educated thousands of Service leavers, providing them with the skills, hands-on experience and sought-after qualifications to enter the network infrastructure and data centre sectors (the digital infrastructure industry).
CNet recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to business. It will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by pledging to support the employment of veterans young and old, and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service leavers. CNet will also continue to promote that is it is an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, encouraging ex-military talent to apply for roles at CNet Training, and existing and ex-military talent to participate in its technical education programmes to support their career path once leaving the Armed Forces.
Says Andrew Stevens, ‘CNet has always supported those who have served and who are currently serving, and all those connected with the Armed Forces. We strongly believe the experience gained in the Armed Forces provides key transferable knowledge, skills and disciplines to work across the network infrastructure and data centre sectors, plus attributes that can be of huge value to businesses. CNet employs many ex-Forces personnel as expert instructors who deliver our technical education programmes across the globe. We really enjoy contributing to the new careers of Forces leavers and look forward to hearing more career success stories in the future. We are tremendously proud to sign the Covenant as part of CNet’s continued commitment to supporting the Armed Forces and their families.’
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