Employing MOD Drivers
For many who serve in the Armed Forces, being in the military is a structure, a family unit, and a way of life. Therefore, it's understandable that a lot of service leavers can find it a challenge to transition to new employment on 'Civvy Street'.It is clear that many qualities and skills obtained developed during military service are highly transferable to a professional driving career. It's why many of the best LGV drivers are ex-service personnel.There is a well-documented national shortage of LGV drivers, so there is plenty of work available, and good drivers can get excellent pay rates. Due to the flexible nature of working in the transport industry and the vast array of employment opportunities, it means that drivers often have a good choice of roles and jobs that suit their chosen lifestyle.
In this episode, we discuss the transition process from the military to employment as a professional LGV Driver, what attracts service leavers to the transport industry, what employers can do to attract more to follow this career path and what more can be done to help individuals through the process.
About the Guests
- John Poliquin - Pertemps Driver Division Director
- Major Darren Knight - Pertemps HM Forces Liaison
- Manager Sergeant Lee Northam - Commercial LGV Driver and Army Reservist
Pertemps is honoured and proud to partner with the British Armed Forces to support service leaders and reservists' transition back into civilian career opportunities.
Pertemps have an outstanding working relationship with the MOD and achieved the Gold Award for Employee Engagement in 2016, this achievement has been maintained to the present day.