Stamford and Bourne MP calls on businesses to hire a hero from the Armed Forces
Changing jobs is never easy, but for the 15,000 service men and women who leave the Armed Forces every year, it is particularly difficult as they seek to translate and transfer specific military skills into civilian work requirements, writes Stamford and Bourne MP Gareth Davies.
Many of our veterans have spent most of their working lives in the military. Despite being extremely skilled, the transition to ‘civvy street’ can be tough.
Sadly, after long running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, many in recent years have been discharged with disabilities or PTSD without a clear sense of where to go next. Veterans without civilian work experience can struggle to know where their transferable skills can take them.