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Veterans to be guaranteed an interview

Armed forces

Gateshead Council has reinforced its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by agreeing a new policy which will help reduce barriers to employment for veterans.

Veterans applying for a job at Gateshead Council will now be guaranteed an interview, where they meet the essential criteria for the post. Offering an interview will not only have a positive impact on individuals but will set a positive example to other employers in the area who may choose to adopt a similar approach.

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces Champion, said "We're very proud of the outstanding reputation we have for the support we give to our armed forces community. One of the key areas we are trying to address is the disadvantages and health inequalities that arise from serving in the armed forces. 

From their experiences and training our veterans have valuable transferable skills which will be beneficial to any workplace and this policy will not only help them find employment but could also help their long-term health and wellbeing."

Gateshead Council has also extended its leave of absence scheme to give uniformed Adult Cadet Forces Volunteers for the Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps and Air Training Corps two weeks paid leave to attend the annual summer training camps.

 

Armed forces
15 September 2020

Gateshead Council has reinforced its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by agreeing a new policy which will help reduce barriers to employment for veterans.

Veterans applying for a job at Gateshead Council will now be guaranteed an interview, where they meet the essential criteria for the post. Offering an interview will not only have a positive impact on individuals but will set a positive example to other employers in the area who may choose to adopt a similar approach.

Councillor Stuart Green, Armed Forces Champion, said "We're very proud of the outstanding reputation we have for the support we give to our armed forces community. One of the key areas we are trying to address is the disadvantages and health inequalities that arise from serving in the armed forces. 

From their experiences and training our veterans have valuable transferable skills which will be beneficial to any workplace and this policy will not only help them find employment but could also help their long-term health and wellbeing."

Gateshead Council has also extended its leave of absence scheme to give uniformed Adult Cadet Forces Volunteers for the Army Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps and Air Training Corps two weeks paid leave to attend the annual summer training camps.

 

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