Helping hand for ex-Forces staff

Consumer delivery specialist Hermes has linked up with Royal Logistics Corps and the Logistics Guild to help find employment for military personnel faced with redundancy. The company kicked off a series of events with a two-day workshop for 80 men and women based at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks in South Cerney near Cirencester, Gloucester, to provide advice and guidance about working within the supply chain sector.

The team from Hermes provided a series of presentations that outlined some of the opportunities that exist within its transport, warehouse and delivery operations, along with the wider supply chain industry. Soldiers also received practical assistance on how best to seek employment, as well as help with CV writing and interview techniques.

Lt Col Nov Nanovo, Commanding Officer of 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, said: “I am committed to helping my service personnel make the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian careers with the very best advice and guidance available to them. By working with organisations such as Hermes and the Logistics Guild, it will be possible for my people to exploit the skills and expertise they have gained in the Army to find jobs within industry’s supply chain.”

Hermes said it will also donate all fees received from the Ministry of Defence to Help for Heroes, the charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.