Logistics giant pledges to support Armed Forces
Pall-Ex has pledged to support ex-military personnel with jobs, training and fundraising after signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The logistics company has demonstrated its commitment as an ex-Forces employer, by providing roles and access to training and qualifications at its hub in Coalville, Leicestershire.
In addition to signing the covenant, Pall-Ex has announced its support for military mental health charity Combat Stress and will be raising money for the cause through various events throughout the year. Combat Stress is the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, supporting former Service personnel with mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression and PTSD. It provides support through a combination of psychological and psychiatric treatment, alongside occupational therapy.
The Armed Forces Covenant promises fair treatment to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, helping them to gain access to support and services, including new careers. Kevin Buchanan, group managing director, comments: ‘Pall-Ex is a committed Armed Forces employer and is actively looking to help ex-military personnel find meaningful careers in civilian life. We have a wide range of opportunities for the right people, and can provide the training and qualifications they need to establish a new career in the logistics industry. Many veterans hold a Class 1 driver’s licence – a requirement for driving an HGV – which is a great asset to the logistics industry and could help to tackle ongoing driver shortages. We also have opportunities in transport, accounts, sales, IT and customer service.’
Ex-Serviceman turned Pall-Ex maintenance manager, John Bebbington, adds: ‘All ex-military personnel have transferable skills, such as team work, attention to detail and problem solving, which are all valuable to the logistics industry. The skills I learned during my military career enabled me to fix tanks and armoured vehicles, but I now use the same skills and knowledge in my role as maintenance manager at Pall-Ex.’
Current vacancies at Pall-Ex can be viewed at www.pallex.co.uk/vacancies
Picture above: Pall-Ex Group managing director Kevin Buchanan signs the Armed Forces Covenant with Lieutenant Colonel Keith Spiers - Signing.
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