Working in association with Deloitte UK and the Officer’s Association, a series of short films were shown which exemplified our long-standing view that those from a military background can bring strong leadership, teamwork and communication skills to the civilian workforce.
The #VeteransWork initiative again indicated that veterans still struggle to gain a foothold in civilian employment. This is exacerbated further perhaps through a lack of understanding from the corporate world surrounding key skills shown by those coming from a military background. A recent Deloitte study showed that only 66% of large and medium organisations perceived that veterans possess good communication skills.
At Vigilance we understand that strong communication is merely one of the transferrable skills a military background imparts. We are extremely proud that over three quarters of our management team are ex-Armed Forces and the vast majority of the operations staff are former officers and senior NCOs.
Vigilance CEO Seb MacKenzie-Wilson and COO Ed Mills said of the event
“We were enthused by the presentation and remain ever steadfast and evangelical about the benefits of veteran engagement and applaud the #VeteransWork initiative.”
Vigilance are looking forward to working in the coming months with the initiative and engaging with the proposed storytelling forum to positively promote the employment of veterans within workforces.
When it comes to safeguarding property, there’s no doubt that technology is incredibly useful. But to be truly effective, it needs to be part of a larger whole: just one element within a coherently designed security strategy. Find out more about our approach.
This month we sat with Chris Gill, Head of QBE risk management services for QBE Business Insurance in the UK & Ireland, EU, Canada and Dubai. We have been successfully working in partnership with QBE to deliver security solutions for clientele across the UK.
Vigilance is a trusted security partner to a number of the UK’s largest insurance firms. We work on their behalf to provide security advice to their clients, ensuring that potential security weaknesses have been effectively identified, assessed from a risk perspective and have the adequate security measure identified to meet this risk.
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