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.
This month we sat with Karen Howes, founder of International interior design firm Taylor Howes. Founded in 1993, Taylor Howes has a reputation of excellence. We were keen to sit with them and discuss how security considerations should be implemented in all businesses, regardless of sector.
Join Vigilance and our charity partner Gurkha Welfare Trust (GWT) for our yearly Dashain Dash in Hyde Park, for an enlightening afternoon of exercise. Race It, walk it, roll it, we don’t mind! Take part in the 5km, or the 10km if you really fancy a challenge; otherwise you could simply register to support us (and cheer on the rest). It’s a good way to get your daily exercise, spend time with friends and colleagues and support a charitable cause.
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