A new initiative has been launched to help veterans get into top job in the automobile industry.
‘Mission Automobile’ has been launched by Mission Motorsport, an Armed Forces charity that uses racing and rallying to help rehabilitate injured veterans, and support them back to civvy street.
Vehicle companies around the UK, including Jaguar Land Rover, DHL and Westway Nissan were involved with the launch, and it has been backed by the Ministry of Defence and the Royal Foundation.
The company has pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant, and break down the barriers faced by veterans in the workplace.
It aims to help veterans find specialist jobs in the automotive sector, from engineering and logistics, to infrastructure and manufacturing.
Veterans have great team-work, communication, problem solving and decision making skills, as well as motivation, responsibility, ambition and experience working well under pressure.
These are skills highly sought after in any industry, but particularly one as diverse and fast-paced as the automotive industry.
The Royal British Legion found that the UK’s veterans are almost twice as likely to be unemployed (11 per cent) as the general UK population (six per cent). Initiatives like these enable veterans to get into high skilled jobs, and put their experiences in the armed forces to the test.
These programmes also create a community of veterans in the workplace, which can be useful when returning to civvy street.
So, if you’re a veteran with enthusiasm for motoring, get in touch with Mission Automobile for all the latest opportunities.
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