The Deloitte scheme aims to help military personnel to secure new work opportunities

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Double award win for Deloitte’s military support scheme

Deloitte has been handed two new awards in recognition of its Military Transition and Talent Programme.

Monday 01 December 2014

A Deloitte programme which aims to help former military personnel to secure private sector work has been officially recognised with two new awards.

The business advisory firm launched its Military Transition and Talent Programme two years ago, in an effort to provide guidance to people with military records who are hoping to find new work opportunities.

Boosting skills and employment

Along with networking information, those involved in the scheme are able to gain details about the types of skills they require to get a foothold in certain industries.

Meanwhile, Deloitte has additionally taken on a number of new employees through the programme. Since 2012, the number of ex-servicemen and women it employs has risen by 40, to more than 90 overall.

Deloitte secures two award wins

The programme’s early successes have now been formally recognised through the allocation of the Veteran’s Council Centre of Excellence Award, and a silver award from the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme.

The Veteran’s Council award was handed to 10 organisations in total. They were deemed to have gone beyond the call of duty when supporting former members of the UK’s armed forces.

As well as providing jobs and networking opportunities, the Military Transition and Talent Programme has seen Deloitte take on a number of active reservist employees.

Seven tailored work placements have also been offered by the group to former members of the military.

Pulling in the same direction

Chris Recchia, a Deloitte partner and the Military Transition and Talent Programme lead, welcomed the new recognition which the scheme has now received.

He stated: “When we started this journey, we were absolutely clear that everything we do needs to have a beneficial outcome for ex-service personnel. We know that there is outstanding work going on across the UK by many different people and organisations.

“One of the most important things we can do is all pull in the same direction for the good of those who need our help.”

Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

Last autumn, Deloitte was named as one of the first 50 businesses to formally sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

Further information regarding the group’s ongoing Military Transition and Talent Programme can be found here.

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