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.
Following our Quality and compliance theme this month, we once again sat down with Pancham Singh, our Quality Manager at Vigilance to talk about the importance of our annual audit and how we try to continuously improve in order to keep our standards high.
This month we sat with Robert Povey, ex-Superintendent at Thames Valley Police and Director at 4D Insight, to get a better understanding of the risks around vacated properties throughout summer and the measures that can be taken to better prevent burglaries.
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