Fast-growing fabricator Warwick North West has become a high-profile signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant scheme.
The initiative aims to encourage individuals, organisations and society as a whole to support people who have served in the forces as they return to civilian life – including by encouraging the employment of veterans and their partners, supporting individuals who serve as reservists, and giving the armed forces community a fair deal when it comes to accessing goods and services.
In signing the document, Liverpool-based Warwick becomes one of over 800 businesses, charities and other organisations to make the commitment, a number that continues to grow all the time.
“At Warwick, we’ve always been adamant that it’s about more than just making money,” said company director Greg Johnson. “We want to use the resources and influence that we have as a successful business and a major employer to do something worthwhile.”
“There are some truly shocking statistics about ex-service personnel and unemployment, homelessness, mental health problems and other issues, and it’s about time that, as a society, we step up to do something about it.”
“For us, signing the covenant is something we take extremely seriously. It’s an acknowledgement that businesses, like all elements of the community, have a social responsibility to help people, who make sacrifices to keep us all safe, readjust to civilian life. It goes without saying – ex-military personnel have a huge amount to offer employers, from their world-class skills and experience, to their discipline, determination and positive mental attitude, and we’d be delighted to see any veteran candidates who’d like to come and work with us at Warwick.”
This isn’t the first time Warwick has participated in schemes designed to help people into the workplace. The company employs four paid apprentices, all currently working as fabricators in its 25,000 square foot factory on Merseyside. Earlier this year, Warwick also served as one of the main sponsors for a charity abseil held at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to raise money for sufferers of multiple system atrophy. The event saw Geordie Shore and I’m a Celebrity… star Vicky Pattison navigate her way down the world’s fifth largest cathedral sporting a Warwick North West T-shirt.
For more information visit www.warwicknorthwest.co.uk or call 0151 933 3030
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