MAXIMUS UK signs the Armed Forces Covenant
MAXIMUS UK signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 6 January 2020, committing to fair treatment for those who serve, or have served in the military, and their families.
The Covenant is a promise from the nation to actively support the Armed Forces Community and ensure they are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.
MAXIMUS UK has long supported armed forces veterans through its employment and health programmes, helping individuals in their transition to civilian and working life. Remploy, a MAXIMUS UK business, was established in part to offer employment opportunities for disabled veterans returning from war.
Committing to build upon this work, MAXIMUS UK will:
- offer guaranteed interviews to veterans who meet the minimum criteria of a role, and offer priority when making job offers to veterans over equally qualified non-veterans when making job offers
- work with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), in order to provide a tailored employment pathway for Service leavers
- commit to develop new relationships with armed forces organisations and charities through its employment support business, building on our existing partnerships
- celebrate and promote Armed Forces Day and Reservists’ Day across our business.
To develop new initiatives and raise awareness of the Covenant, a working group has been established to implement these commitments and work with veterans and reservists within our business.
Signing the Covenant, accompanied by Reservists and Armed Forces Veterans from across MAXIMUS UK,
Dr Paul Williams, Division President, said:
“I’m incredibly proud to formally sign the Covenant alongside valued colleagues who have served, or continue to serve, in the Armed Forces. MAXIMUS has a strong heritage of supporting those leaving the Armed Forces, and their families, to transition into civilian life and access the services they’re entitled to. I’m committed to making our business a great place to work for veterans and reservists, and the initiatives we’ve announced today will help us achieve this.”
Colonel Alastair Caie, on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, said:
“I’m delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant with MAXIMUS who have renewed their commitment to support serving and retired personnel and their families.”
For more information about the Covenant, visit: Armed Forces Covenant
For more information about employment support for veterans, visit Remploy