SUPPORTING OUR ARMED FORCES

“We are proud supporters of the Armed Forces and veterans’ charities, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and been awarded the Employer’s Recognition Scheme Silver Award. As a veteran, I am honoured to have served 21 years in the Regular Army, eight years in the Army Reserve and the last two years supporting the Army Cadet Force. My grandfather and uncle both served with the RAF, as did the father of our Chief Marketing Director David, who flew as a Vulcan pilot. Our Chief Executive Officer Vida’s father was a Royal Navy engineer, and her grandfather also served in the RAF. The Armed Forces are close to our hearts – and we are delighted to be a truly tri-service board of directors.”

Every year, 14,000 skilled and experienced people leave the forces to enter the civilian workforce. This is a hugely valuable talent pool. We advertise our Focus7 opportunities with Career Transition Partnership (CTP), which connects highly motivated, committed and capable individuals to thousands of businesses and organisations of all sizes. If you are an employer wanting to hire the very best, why not visit www.ctp.org.uk.

EMPLOYING RESERVISTS AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS

One sixth of the Armed Forces are Reservists – vital to protecting the nation’s security and providing capabilities in specialist areas such as medical and cyber security. Their skills are highly attractive to employers, as are those of Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, who give up their spare time to inspire and lead young people to achievements they never thought possible.

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A SOURCE OF TALENT

A message from Leona Barr-Jones, Chief Operating Officer #SaluteOurForces

Service leavers possess many attributes, including: 

  • Highly sought-after vocational skills 
  • Communication skills practised with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Leadership and management skills 
  • A high degree of professionalism 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Health & safety and security awareness and best practice 
  • Team-working skills 

The incredible Armed Forces community is remembered, celebrated and supported on June’s annual Armed Forces Day. We like to #SaluteOurForces and show support all year round, but particularly on Armed Forces Day and at Christmas. 

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SHOWING SUPPORT

At Focus7, we offer guaranteed interviews to anyone from the Armed Forces Community who applies for a job. We also offer Defence Discounts on our brand and digital marketing services. If you have any questions about how to show support in your business or employ service leavers, reservists or adult instructors, I’d be happy to help. Please give me a call on 01462 262020 for a chat. 

Thank you for your support. 

Leona Barr-Jones.