Civica pledges support for the Armed Forces

17th June 2019

Civica has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to support the employment of veterans and service personnel

Civica has demonstrated its support for the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, signifying its commitment to employing veterans (by working with the Career Transition Partnership), service personnel and their families. More than 14,000 skilled and experienced service people leave the Armed Forces each year, making supporting their employment and transition into new working environments essential.

To further boost Civica’s flexible workplace, the company will also be offering an additional five days’ paid leave for reservist employees to attend annual training camps and courses.

Wayne Story, CEO at Civica commented: “It’s a real honour to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Civica, recognising the real value that our serving personnel, both Regulars and Reservists, contribute to both our business and the nation.

“At Civica, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive workforce. The Covenant is just one way in which we can attract and retain people from a variety of backgrounds, each bringing different skills and experiences to help us grow and improve our products and services for our customers around the globe.”

Julie Chell, Chief People Officer at Civica, explained the next steps of becoming a signatory.

“Showing that we’re a forces-friendly employer goes further than just supporting their employment. In fact, helping ex-service personnel make the transition to civilian life at Civica is aided by our extensive agile working policy and health and wellbeing programme, both of which we continually improve.”

The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. All 407 local authorities in mainland Great Britain and four Northern Ireland councils have pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant. To date over 3,000 organisations have signed the covenant, including businesses and charities.