PHD Signs Armed Forces Covenant

Published: May 29 2019

If you are one of the 14,000 people who leave the military every year or a reservist, PHD Modular Access Services can help you make the most of your skills and experience.

In May, we signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and engaged with the Ministry of Defence’s official provider of Armed Forces resettlement, the Career Transition Partnership (CTP).

We understand the benefits and value military leavers can bring to our team, so we have made a promise to help more people find rewarding work with us. We know that veterans and reservists are highly-skilled, committed and capable employees, who have a wide range of transferable skills to the construction and scaffolding sector.

We promise to help military leavers, veterans and reservists

On Tuesday 28th May 2019, PHD Modular Access Services were delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC), pictured, at Fulham House in Fulham, London. We were honoured to co-sign with Commander Glynn Johns, Chief of Naval Staff Regional Command, also in attendance were current PHD employed veterans, Lorraine Cadle from the CTP, Major Ian Weatherley and Trudy from the AFC to join the celebratory event.

“The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. We are working with businesses, local authorities, charities and community organisations to support the forces through services, policy and projects.” ( website)

Will Wansbrough, Divisional Manager for PHD, and veteran, said this about today,

“I think that it is great that PHD are making the commitment to provide career opportunities to armed forces veterans. From personal experience I know how hard it is to transition from military to civilian life. To have an employer like PHD with the resources they have to take such a proactive approach to the recruitment and progression of ex-forces can only be a positive thing and will hopefully encourage more organisations in the industry to follow suit”.

How we are supporting our veterans

Aside from looking to recruit new Service leavers into the company, we believe it’s vital to make sure our current veterans are well supported. We have set up a bi-annual veteran and spouses’ meetings, where our ex-Service staff can relax and have a chat with others in the company who are either military leavers or spouses of current Serving personnel. These meeting are a great way to find out how everyone is getting on, if they need any help and if there is anything that PHD can improve on in supporting Service leavers.

Recruiting from the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement

Back in January, we signed up with the Ministry of Defence’s official provider of Armed Forces resettlement, Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to help recruit for various job vacancies across the business.

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Regardless of time served, all members of the Armed Forces can benefit from CTP support when leaving Service.

Military services leavers make highly skilled, committed and capable employees, and have a wide range of transferable skills for the construction and scaffolding industries.