LondonEnergy salutes ex-military employees for Armed Forces Day

Published

25 Jun 2021
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Armed Forces Day takes place on, Saturday 26th June and is a chance to celebrate and show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

From currently serving troops to Service families, veterans, and cadets. At LondonEnergy, we support leavers of the Armed Forces by partnering with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP). We regularly engage in CTP recruitment fairs and live chat sessions to promote our latest job roles to people with military backgrounds. At LondonEnergy, we believe that ex forces have a lot of transferable skills and are an asset to our organisation. To show our support on Armed Forces Day, we are delighted to share testimonials from Alex and Papyce, two of our ex-military staff. They shared with us how the army shaped their future and provided them with transferable skills.

Alex Robinson

Working in the Royal Navy provided me with the experience to operate turbines and heat power cycles. In the Royal Navy, the environment is dynamic, and you get to change job roles regularly. I was able to gain skills and experience in communications, leadership, management and health and safety." "When I came across a job role at LondonEnergy in 2010 is was the perfect opportunity to use my transferable skills to work in one of the longest-running energy plants in the UK. Joining LEL has been fantastic and has allowed me to take on new responsibilities.

Alex, Shift Manager

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I served as an Army Officer in the Belgian Armed Forces between 2003 to 2010. My academics in engineering social science, and my military background, has helped me enormously. I gained transferable skills in safety, equipment maintenance and staff wellbeing that help in my role as Plant Technician working in a busy energy plant." "Serving others has always been my priority, and my job at LEL give me this opportunity to also work in a diverse environment.

Papyce, Plant Technician / Control Room Supervisor