Working towards its vision of being the employer of choice in the telecoms industry, Svella Connect has made a formal commitment to help ex-forces personnel, reservists and their families develop high-quality careers in the industry.
As a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant, Svella Connect is now a holder of the bronze award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).
The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel with awards given to employers who support those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families.
Svella Connect created nearly 300 new jobs over the last 12 months and has plans to further expand its workforce across Yorkshire, the Midlands and the North West, as it delivers high-speed fibre broadband projects for customers including Virgin Media and Openreach.
The award marks the latest stage in the company’s vision to be the employer of choice in the telecoms sector and follows the recent opening of new offices and dedicated training facility in Warrington.
The ERS encourages employers to support the defence sector and armed forces community and inspire others to do the same.
Nicola Arrowsmith, Svella Connect People Director, said: “We are committed to doing all that we can to help reservists or those who have served in the armed forces and their families. We recognise the exceptional service they have given to our country and we are delighted to do whatever we can to help all of our service men and women develop sustainable and enjoyable careers after their service.
“We provide a number of excellent, high-skilled routes for reservists, veterans and their families to enter civilian employment and we have put a lot of effort into enhancing our training and personal development offerings – over 12,000 hours of training were delivered to colleagues in the last 12 months.
“We pride ourselves on the support we provide for all of our colleagues and look forward to welcoming ex-forces, reservists and their families into the company.”
Companies that commit to the Armed Forces Covenant are open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans, cadet instructors and military spouses and partners.
Ms Arrowsmith added: “This is an exciting time for Svella Connect. We have created nearly 300 new jobs in the past year and we look forward to doing all we can to welcome people from the forces community into our company as we continue to provide long-term career opportunities in the telecoms industry.”