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Mentioned in Despatches

The support services company, Carillion, has been formally recognised with the Martello Tower Award by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for its partnership with the 170 Engineer Group and support to the Armed Forces Reserves.

Carillion has partnered with the group for the past three years and has provided both work placements and full time job opportunities to Reservists and former service personnel. The company has also pledged its support to the MOD by setting itself a target of recruiting 300 Reservists by the end of 2016 – a target it states it is ‘well on the way’ to achieving due to its updated HR policy which allows Reservists to take two additional weeks paid leave during the year.

Carillion has a close working relationship with the 170 Engineer Group and currently employs approximately 400 former service personnel. In 2013, 94 personnel took advantage of Carillion’s placements.

“I have been particularly impressed by Carillion's decision to set themselves a target of recruiting 300 reservists by the end of 2016,” said Major General John Crackett, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets. “This will make an important contribution to our plans to increase the size of our reserve forces."

Carillion was also recently praised for its commitment to the Armed Forces, with the presentation of a Gold Level Award under the MOD’s new Employer Recognition Scheme.

 

Picture: Seamas Kerr, Carillion Military Adviser and IMS Director, receives Martello Tower Award from Major General Munro, Deputy Commander Land Forces.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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