Operation Clearview

From left: Warwick Trimble, UK network director, Paul Ince, managing director of The Pink Link, Neil Adams, regional general manager and Andy Jones, general manager for strategic member development at the British Forces Resettlement Services careers fair

Palletways is offering ex-service personnel a fully-funded work placement programme to help them adapt to civilian working life.

Ahead of armed forces day on 25 June, the pallet network has launched operation clearview, a six-week scheme that offers former armed forces personnel the opportunity to work in rotation across its six business areas, including marketing and sales; HR, finance and hub operations.

Rob Gittins, Palletways UK MD, said: “Supporting veterans and those currently serving in our military isn’t new for Palletways UK.

“In recent months we’ve signed the armed forces covenant and we’re now pleased to have launched our brand-new dedicated transition programme for service leavers.

“We understand the sacrifices made by ex-service personnel and we recognise the knowledge, talent and life experience they can bring to a business.

“They have a great deal to contribute and our operation clearview initiative will arm them with extra skills to help them thrive and succeed as they carve out new civilian careers."

Toby Rhodes, Palletways group service quality coordinator, served in the Royal Navy for 20 years where he specialised in maritime force protection.

He said: “I left the military in 2017 and I found the transition tough.

“It’s hard to understand where you can fit into a business when you have spent much of your working life firing and instructing weapons.

“It takes a great business and fantastic people within it to help you appreciate and learn where you can fit in.

“Palletways’ operation clearview will help make a huge difference to people like me.”