Warwick Trimble, Paul Ince, Neil Adams and Andy Jones at the British Forces Resettlement Services careers fair
Warwick Trimble, Paul Ince, Neil Adams and Andy Jones at the British Forces Resettlement Services careers fair

A Fradley business has launched a programme to help those leaving military service adapt to civilian working life.

Palletways UK has unveiled the Operation Clearview scheme ahead of Armed Forces Day on 25th June.

The fully funded six-week placement offers former military personnel the chance to work in areas such as marketing, sales, HR, finance and fulfilment.

Rob Gittins, managing director of Palletways UK, said he hoped that the experience of working in different departments would help offer an insight into potential careers.

“Supporting veterans and those currently serving in our military isn’t new for Palletways UK. In recent months we’ve signed the Armed Forces Covenant and we’re now pleased to have launched our brand-new dedicated transition programme for service leavers.

“We understand the sacrifices made by ex-service personnel and we recognise the knowledge, talent and life experience they can bring to a business.

“They have a great deal to contribute and our Operation Clearview initiative will arm them with extra skills to help them thrive and succeed as they carve out new civilian careers.”

Rob Gittins

Toby Rhodes, group service quality coordinator at Palletways, served in the Royal Navy for 20 years, where he specialised in maritime force protection.

He said Operation Clearview would be a great opportunity for those leaving service.

“I left the military in 2017 and I found the transition tough. It’s hard to understand where you can fit into a business when you have spent much of your working life firing and instructing weapons.

“It takes a great business and fantastic people within it to help you appreciate and learn where you can fit in – Palletways’ Operation Clearview will help make a huge difference to people like me.”

Toby Rhodes

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