Jaguar Land Rover received the Officers’ Association (OA) ward for Excellence in Work Experience Programmes at the BSI Resettlement Awards.
The BSI Resettlement Awards celebrate Service leavers who successfully transition from military to civilian life, as well as the people and organisations that support them. The winners were announced at a recent awards ceremony at the Lowry Hotel Manchester.
Once again, the OA sponsored the award, which recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in delivering work placement, work experience and civilian work attachment programmes for Service leavers or veterans.
Jaguar Land Rover actively supports people transition from the military to civilian careers. The car manufacturer signed the Armed Forces Covenant, has a close relationship with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and was the official partner of the first Invictus Games.
Liz Stevens, OA Head of Employment Services, who was on the judging panel said: “Work experience can be a crucial step in building a new career after leaving the Armed Forces. This award celebrates organisations that actively develop the skills of Service leavers. Congratulations to Jaguar Land Rover – the internationally respected British brand understands that military is good for business.”
The OA is a charity that supports serving and former officers to find new careers after leaving the military. It helps employers to develop programmes that attract, select and transition military talent. The Employment Team provides confidential, impartial and practical advice on all aspects of transition and employment. Service leavers can access jobs and training opportunities, including weekly webinars and networking events. The OA also provides advice and financial support to former officers, and their dependants, if they find themselves in need.