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Ex-Forces Recruitment Focus for Cumbria

  • Publish Date: Posted almost 2 years ago
  • Author: Rebecca Graves

Engineering Recruitment and Contracting specialists NRL Ltd have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, achieving their bronze Employer Recognition Scheme award - as NRL’s Egremont Director Rebecca Graves discusses with In-Cumbria business magazine.

NRL, embedded within Cumbria’s nuclear sector since 1983, understands the UK’s clear objective to become a leading nuclear nation. The government’s mission is to develop a vibrant UK nuclear industry as an area of strategic and economic strength. However, this ambition can only be realised if the industry is supported by a workforce with the skills, capability and capacity to successfully deliver current and future UK nuclear programmes.

Sharing this ambition for over a decade, NRL works to identify opportunities for valuable transferable skills gained during a career in service, to be deployed within the nuclear, engineering, and power generation sectors.


“Ex-forces personnel have exceptional key skills, which are an asset to many sectors”


During this time NRL found it is the practical help that offers the most value. This includes providing clearance, SQEP and on-boarding to place veterans such as Royal Navy personnel into safety-critical roles such as health physics on nuclear power stations.

Ex-forces personnel have exceptional key skills, which are an asset to many sectors – including the ability to work under pressure, strategic thinking and communication. In further support of ex-forces personnel, the NRL Group have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and achieved the bronze employer Recognition Scheme award.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve or who have served, and their families.

Businesses who sign the covenant agree to honour this promise and look for opportunities to encourage support for reserves, employment for veterans, service personnel and their families.

NRL director Rebecca Graves said:

“We’re delighted to formalise our commitment to the Armed Forces community. Whether that’s supporting them to find roles across our own operations, or working with our network of clients.

There is such a vast range of transferable skills that service personnel develop whilst selflessly serving our nation, so it’s always a pleasure to guide and support them in finding a rewarding career after leaving the military.

Service personnel bring with them experience, knowledge and value that is unrivalled – so we actively encourage our clients to consider ex-forces candidates for roles within their business, understanding the mutual benefits this employment can provide.

It’s very important to us that we continue to develop our support for the Armed Forces community and ensure we don’t stand still.

The Employer Recognition Scheme provides a great opportunity for us to do just that. We’re delighted to have now achieved the bronze award, and will be working towards the progressive levels.”

You can read the full August issue of In-Cumbria business magazine online.