Why signing the Armed Forces Covenant is good for your Business

Date:24/09/2019 (08:30 - 10:00)

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Member Rate: Free Non Member Rate: Free

Location:
City Chambers
European Room
City Chambers
253 High Street
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 1YJ

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An invitation on behalf of Lord Provost Frank Ross
 
Join the Lord Provost for this Business Breakfast to explore the benefits of becoming a forces friendly employer, and hear directly from inspirational former services personnel on their transition to civilian life and their valuable transferrable skills.
 
In March the Lord Provost signed the Armed Forces Covenant in Business on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council strengthening the Council's commitment to the Armed Forces, and recognising the value that serving personnel, reservists and military families bring to our organisation and to our communities.
 
The Lord Provost commented:
 
"Any organisation or charity can sign the Armed Forces Covenant too and publicly make their own promises of support - I hope to see many Edinburgh-based businesses do just that and follow our lead”.
 
It is estimated that there could be up to 40,000 veterans, 1,500 serving personnel and 500 cadets living in Edinburgh.
 
As an Edinburgh business we invite you to find out more about the benefits of signing the Armed Forces Covenant and becoming a forces friendly employer.  The benefits of employers connecting with the Career Transition Partnership’s tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers will also be highlighted.
 
Former forces personnel George Lowder MBE, Chief Executive, Transport for Edinburgh will describe his personal experience of transitioning from the Armed Forces to civilian life and how his experience in the Forces has made him an asset to his employers.


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