Serving and recently retired members of HM Forces paid a visit to EMC recently as part of the wider drive to engage with service leavers and transition them into employment with Jaguar Land Rover.
The visit was organised by the EMC Ex-Forces engagement reps Carl Trigg and Pete Harry, who both previously had careers in the military. It took the form of a guided tour of the facility and an overview of EMC production and machining followed by a short 1:1 session to help the service personnel better understand how their experiences and military skills and qualifications can be best translated into private sector job-speak.
Emma Morton, Project Lead for Armed Forces engagement for Jaguar Land Rover said: “When a serviceman/woman leaves the military, they have no idea about what to expect from a civilian working environment and these events really help them make the right choices in employment first time around. In turn this takes the strain off them and their families, when having to contend with a total lifestyle change. As a company these kind of events really make the difference in how we’re perceived as a supportive employer to the Armed Forces Community and really reinforces our Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award status.”
Carl Trigg, one of the joint-organisers of the EMC event, said: “Service personnel have a wealth of experience, skills and talent that Jaguar Land Rover is justified in wanting to tap into. The military core values, which all service personnel hold align largely with the Jaguar Land Rover and EMC core values. These events really support the accurate translation of service-leavers military skills, qualifications and experience into targeted applications which best represents the applicant and ensure they are applying for the role suited to their background and skill set.
Corporal Anton Mendez, a soon-to-be service leaver and current Army Soldier serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in Stafford said of the event: “Thanks to Carl and Pete for involving me in the event. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. It has definitely given me a greater insight into Jaguar Land Rover and what it would be like to work there.”