UK: Govia Thameslink Railway has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, aiming to help ex-military personnel move into the rail industry and ensure fair treatment in the workplace.
GTR said veterans and reservists bring a variety of transferable skills to the civilian workplace. The company has ex-Forces personnel in roles ranging from train driving and station management to network operations and engineering.
GTR is to work with the Career Transition Partnership; help spouses and partners through the Forces Families Jobs Forum; support staff who are members of the Reserve Forces; and identify and encourage staff who volunteer in cadet organisations and offer leave where required.
Carlton Brar-Beach, Production Manager at Southern, said ’it’s great that GTR is signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant to help people like myself make the transition into “civvy street”, as it can be daunting at first and it’s great to have the support of your employer’.
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