Ex-RAF man joins Travis Perkins to boost Armed Services leavers recruitment

Nov 09, 2018

Travis Perkins has also developed a new work placement scheme that offers current Armed Forces personnel, who are close to finishing their military careers, a chance to try a job at the Northampton-based firm before making a full-time commitment. 

To provide added support, Travis Perkins is tailoring their apprenticeship programmes to create a specialist ex-military training curriculum with a focus on upskilling former military employees in commercial and customer service skills.

Since 2015, Travis Perkins has recruited more than 200 former service personnel, who serve in roles spanning branch management, IT, supply chain and logistics.

  • Pictured: Craig Melvin

Last year their work was recognised with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award.

Mr Melvin brings over 22 years of experience from the RAF, where he spent the last four years of his time working to help the next generation find career opportunities within the Armed Forces.

In line with the Armed Forces Covenant, which Travis Perkins signed last year, Craig is also working to help support the partners of former military personnel.

He said: “I am immensely proud to be working with Travis Perkins and to be playing a part in their incredible commitment to help support and recruit Armed Forces leavers.

"As a former RAF Sergeant, it is brilliant to be in a company that values the skills, experience, professionalism and dedication Armed Forces personnel can bring to business.” 

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