Armed forces covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

NRL have voluntarily signed the Armed Forces Covenant, just one way we’re confirming our commitment to work with serve personnel and their families, recognising the great value and experience they can share.

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Committed to supporting our Armed Forces community

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant we’re making a promise to the nation, that we’ll support our Armed Service personnel and their families. They have dedicated their time and efforts to protecting us, and in turn we’re committed to working with them to ensure they receive a fair and transparent experience when looking for work. We respect their dedication, and want to help them to secure future work opportunities that not only supports their transferrable skills, but gives them a future career trajectory that’s as rewarding as their time spent serving and protecting our nation.

The Armed Forces Covenant is our voluntary pledge that all active and retired service personnel will not face any disadvantage, and special consideration will be given where required to facilitate employment after injury or bereavement.

We’re also delighted to have achieved the Employer Recognition Scheme bronze award, for our work to date.

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Our commitment in action

In 2012 NRL was approached by a major engineering company with an immediate need to increase the number of VERT Health Physics colleagues to support a nuclear power station outage programme. The Health Physics team play a vital role in the project, as they provide radiation protection and monitoring to workers on-site – ensuring everyone remains within the safe permitted levels of dosimetry.

The ongoing shortage of skilled talent within the nuclear sector, was making it increasingly difficult to secure people to undertake this important work. NRL’s Egremont team recognised that the discipline, precision, teamwork and resilience to work under pressure needed to perform this role was akin to the vast experience service personnel gain during their time serving our nation.

The only barrier to engaging ex-forces personnel, was their lack of nuclear clearance and SQEP (Suitably Qualified & Experienced Personnel), which is a service the team have extensive experience of delivering in-house.

Embarking on a dedicated recruitment campaign to engage the local Armed Forces community, the team were able to attract a talent pool of people who had previously worked for the Royal Navy, and through a two-stage assessment procedure were able to process the security clearance needed to move these experienced people on to site.

Once operational, it quickly became apparent how valuable their transferrable skills were to the project, and we’re delighted to say it’s a recruitment strategy we’ve continued to repeat extensively over the last decade – one which provides mutual benefit to our clients and candidates.

We’re an Armed Forces Friendly Employer

If you’ve recently left the Armed Forces or are considering it, then it can be confusing to think about the types of roles you’d enjoy or where to start looking for employment.

A career with the Armed Forces though is unrivalled to any other when it comes to gaining valuable transferrable skills. Your ability to follow instructions with precision, your teamwork mentality and specialist training are just a few key skills that employer’s look for when working in technical and engineering roles.

Our Recruitment Consultants are always here to help, and can work with you to pull out these transferrable skills to ensure you’re best representing yourself to potential employers.

If you’re considering transitioning into a civilian life, then you’ll no doubt have a lot of questions – especially when it comes to securing gainful employment.

We’ve here to help, and a great starting point would be to head over to our blog to see the latest career advice – from creating a CV to preparing for a job interview.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise, that those who serve or have served, and their families, will be treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. We’re proud to sign our name to this promise, and you can click below to read our commitment.​

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