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Churchill Group Sponsors Veterans in FM Event

Churchill Group Sponsors Veterans in FM Event
09 March 2022

Churchill is the headline sponsor for ThisWeekinFM’s “Ex-Military - A Journey Into FM” event.

The networking and careers event event, held on Thursday 10 March, is being held specifically for those who have left the Armed Forces and is promoting employment opportunities in facilities management and related fields.

As one of the largest independently-owned soft service providers in the UK, Churchill has demonstrated a true commitment to ex-armed forces personnel. Just one year after signing the Armed Forces Covenant, it was recognised with the Silver Award, and is now making great strides in its endeavours towards the Gold award.


FM Careers for Service Leavers


The FM industry is often regarded as a prime target for veterans in search of a new career. It offers challenging work that aligns with the skills service leavers have developed in their military careers. For Churchill, ex-armed forces personnel represent ideal candidates as they often demonstrate the attitude and strategic mindset, that is so valuable and easily transferrable to the roles within FM. Churchill has taken an active approach to attracting candidates from the veteran community

Louisa Clarke, Managing Director – Operations at Churchill Group, comments: “The industry has something for everyone. The work is challenging, but also rewarding, with plenty of opportunities to test your capabilities and further your career. Above all, the industry allows you to make a difference to people’s lives. In that sense, it is an ideal next step for those who have helped to make the world a safer place.”

As part of its commitment to those connected to the armed forces, Churchill has recently launched a section on its main website dedicated to the needs of veterans and service-leavers. The new resource provides information for service-leavers to get a better understanding of the transition process and the opportunities available within Churchill. It also provides a comprehensive overview of the broader facilities management industry and details how roles in this space are particularly suited ex-service personnel, their skills and capabilities.

The website also provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with Churchill employees as ex-military points of contact. The team at Churchill have made themselves available to interested individuals, who can approach them for advice, support, and mentoring before, during and after the recruitment process.

Churchill already employs a number of ex-service personnel in a variety of roles, and as part of its work to attract ex-military candidates, it has joined the Forces Families Jobs platform, which means it can advertise jobs directly to the armed forces community. It has also implemented HR policies that support employees with a reserve or voluntary commitment and supports veterans in the recruitment process. It works with hiring teams, training them to effectively engage with applicants who may not be familiar with a job recruitment process.

Further to its recruitment efforts, Churchill prioritises its connections with the veterans community. It currently volunteers with the Coming Home Centre veteran charity in Glasgow, and supports Building Heroes, a charity that provides free skills training and support into employment to armed forces veterans.




Picture: a photograph of Louisa Clarke

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 March 2022


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