Deloitte receives double recognition for its armed forces support
28 November 2014
Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has been recognised for its continued support for military personnel and the armed forces. Representatives from the firm’s Military Transition and Talent Programme*, accepted separate awards from both the Veteran’s Council and the Ministry of Defence.
Since the launch of the Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme in 2012, the firm has recruited 40 ex-servicemen and women, taking its total number of ex-military recruits to more than 90. The firm also has a growing number of active reservist employees. In addition, Deloitte has provided work placements tailored for the individual needs of seven military personnel, some of whom were wounded in service.
Deloitte received a Veteran’s Council Centre of Excellence Award, which was given to 10 organisations that have gone beyond the “call of duty” in their support for the armed forces community. The Ministry of Defence rewarded Deloitte through its Employer Recognition Scheme, with a silver award, for its work with service leavers and across other areas of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. This includes support for reservists that work at the firm.
Chris Recchia, a Deloitte partner and the Military Transition and Talent programme lead, said: “We’re extremely proud to have our programme recognised by these two awards. It’s great for our firm, people and clients to know that what we’re doing for veterans past and present is valued and has an impact. 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. To have been recognised against some very stiff competition is very humbling.”
To find out more about the Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme, and hear from those that are involved in it or have benefited from its support, please watch this short video: The Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme. The story after the story.
Case study: Ruth, manager in consulting at Deloitte
Ruth, who is a Reservist Officer in the Royal Corps of Signals and has recently joined Deloitte explains “I was really impressed by the values and ethics of Deloitte, which are at the heart of what they stand for. This really struck a chord with me and inspired me to join the firm. It was very encouraging to see this reflected in the support they provide to Reservists, which is further underpinned by their focus on diversity and in particular Women in Leadership. Although at times my job sends me to far flung corners of the UK, it is great that I have the support and networks within Deloitte to be able to do the things I love as a Reservist without any employment constraints.”
Notes to editors
*About the Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme
The Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme aims to offer support and guidance to current and ex-military personnel in finding roles in the private sector. It provides information on the skills needed to succeed in business, and offers networking opportunities and help with applying for roles within Deloitte. The programme was one of the first of its kind and Deloitte was one of the initial 50 companies that signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, in November 2013.
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