Responsible businesses across the country want to support the Services and fill the skills gap in their workforce but do not yet have a Workplace Attachment Programme in place to take advantage of the talent leaving the Armed Forces. This was found to be one of the most effective ways to support Service Leavers at the OA’s recent Employers Forum.
An effective programme should support Service Leavers to prepare for their transition into a civilian role, give them insight into business and develop their network. Employers have the opportunity to take a close look at the individual to understand their best fit within their organisation, de-risk their hiring process and are able to demonstrate how attractive they are as a responsible employer.
Phil Crick, Engineering Director at Carillion, shares his insights on best practice on implementing such a programme.
Carillion has a long history of engaging with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and recruiting former service personnel from all three Services. Carillion has established the national Recovery Work Attachment (RAW) programme across its businesses. The aim of the programme is to offer work placement opportunities to individuals who are seeking to embark on civilian careers.
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