Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Logistics Group Shows Commitment to the Military Community

UK Freight Arm Signs Armed Forces Covenant
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UK – CEVA Logistics is demonstrating its commitment to the military community and their families in the UK by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant recognizes the value of serving personnel, both regulars and reservists, veterans and military families, contribution to business and Great Britain.

The signing of the Covenant took place at CEVA's UK, Ireland and Nordics headquarters at Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire and is the first step in the process of ensuring that veterans, their spouses, partners and families are not disadvantaged in their everyday lives.

Outside of the Covenant commitments, CEVA plans to work with the British Armed Forces Resettlement Services and the Career Transition Partnership to advertise vacancies and attend career fairs to increase awareness of the company's brand among ex-military personnel. Eddie Aston, CEVA's Managing Director UK, Ireland and Nordics, commented:

“The Armed Forces can bring a wealth of relevant skills and experience to the logistics industry and this opens up a diverse talent pool for us to utilize. Signing the Covenant shows that not only is CEVA an Armed Forces friendly organization but that we have inclusive recruitment practices and we welcome applications to join our team from everyone.”

The commitment by the group was obviously appreciated by the military representatives and, speaking at the signing ceremony, Major Ty-Lee Bearder said:

“I would like to say thank you so much for signing this Covenant. For me this is personal, within the next year or so I will be one of the many ex-service personnel looking towards my next chapter and new career. To know that there are companies like CEVA Logistics who are located in my home town and ready to recruit ex-service men and women will make the transition from the Army easier for me, my family and others, I am incredibly thankful.

Photo: Major Ty-Lee Beader, Chief Of Staff Ministry of Defence and Nicola Hartley CEVA Logistics, HR Director United Kingdom, Ireland and Nordics.