The VETS (Veteran Employment Transition Service) project brings together forces-friendly employers who recognise the values and skills veterans bring to business. The programme enables veterans to connect with mentors from business, attend ready to work initiatives and apply for veteran targeted jobs.
In this episode Kylie Groves (DRM’S Veteran and Charities Comms Manager) spoke to veterans Lisa Marr (VETS Programme Manager, Barclays) Emma Morgan (Program Manager EMEA - Global Military Programme, Amazon) and Victoria Wales (OB Pack Area Manager Amazon) to discuss the VETS programme and share insights from their personal transition journey.
In addition to being veterans, our guests represent industry leading companies who actively recruit from the Armed Forces and are partners of the VETS programme. Victoria is also currently on the UK Invictus Team and is also on the Beacon of Hope Sailing Team who are attempting a double World Record attempt by sailing around the world in 2023.
We asked Lisa, Emma and Victoria to join us for this episode as we specifically wanted to shine a light on the female veteran experience. As the interface between the MOD and UK employers, DRM engages and educates employers on the benefits of partnering with Defence including the value of employing reservists and veterans. However, research has shown that female veterans do face specific challenges when transitioning from the Armed Forces, so that’s why, in this episode we are talking to three successful female veterans about their transition experience and how industry can better harness female service leaver talent.
VETS Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vets/
VETS Twitter: https://twitter.com/VETSUKAF
Amazon Military Twitter: https://twitter.com/amazonmilitary
Amazon Military Events: https://amazonmilitaryeu.splashthat.com/
Amazon Military Talent Pool: https://amazon-emea-military.splashthat.com/
Invictus UK: https://invictusgames2020.com/en/
Forces In Mind Trust Report: Female veterans face more barriers to employment than male veterans https://www.fim-trust.org/news-policy-item/female-veterans-face-more-barriers-to-employment-than-male-veterans/
For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant: https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/
Defence Relationship Management GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/defence-relationship-management
Please note this episode was recorded virtually due to Covid-19.
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