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Securitas UK at forces careers fair

Securitas UK was among attenders at the British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair in Aldershot, on Thursday, May 24. Over 60 companies were there, including Royal Mail, Fujitsu, XPO Logistics and DHL.

BFRS is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a social enterprise created in 2009. It hosts career fairs across the country. In February 2018, Securitas signed The Armed Forces Covenant, as a show of support for service leavers looking for a new career. Attendance at the BRFS careers fair was part of Securitas’ ongoing commitment to the Covenant. The guarding company reports that it employs a large number of service leavers in a variety of front line and management roles.

Andy Hill, Area Director at Securitas, said: “Securitas recognises the value of serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families in business. I joined Securitas eight years ago, after 19 years of service with the armed forces, and I am now the Area Director for Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Humber.

“Initially, after leaving, I found it difficult to engage with employers as they were not able to identify how my skills and experience could be of benefit in their workplace. Military training instils a number of key transferable skills in an individual, including resilience, vigilance, self-discipline and an appreciation of risk and threat, to name just a few. It’s important that potential employers, in all sectors, understand how these valuable skills can be of benefit.”

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