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ASC Connections signs up to support the Armed Forces

ASC Connections, a Midlands-based recruitment agency, has become one of the latest organisations to actively demonstrate its support for the Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

ASC Connections has more than twenty-five years of recruitment experience in working with clients and candidates from across the UK. It specialises in engineering, business and IT recruitment across a range of industry sectors and successfully place professionals across a variety of disciplines.

The company says it understands the importance of transferable skills and appreciate the invaluable skill-sets and personal qualities that members of the Armed Forces community can bring to the workplace. 

The covenant was signed at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford in Shropshire and co-signed by Neil McNally, managing director of ASC Connections and Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Tye, from at 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade.

McNally said, “It was an honour to sign the covenant and having employed ex-forces personnel at ASC we have seen the value their training and skills can bring to a business. This is why we’re committed to supporting Armed Forces personnel find work and partnering with organisations to help the wider Armed Forces community.”

ASC Connections currently employs two ex-Service personnel in its workforce and id aiming to further support the employment of veterans, Service spouses and partners through their voluntary pledge. They will also strive to support any employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces.

Matt Sellick, technical recruitment consultant at ASC Connections and Royal Navy veteran, added, “I am extremely pleased to have suggested the Armed Forces Covenant to ASC, they were more than happy to get involved and embrace it fully moving forward.  

“Having had a Naval Career myself it is still something close to my heart, I didn’t receive the support and advice I needed when leaving the forces and this is why I’m really passionate in assisting future leavers and current veterans in any way possible. I actively look for veterans and work with clients in the defence and aviation sectors and now the awareness has spread throughout ASC, I hope we can help as many people as we can moving forward”.

Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Tye commented, “We are delighted that ASC Connections have formally pledged to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces community.

“As a valued Covenant Partner the support of ASC Connections will hopefully assist both Regulars and Reservists, Veterans and military family’s transitions into the workplace.  We look forward to working together in the future.”

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

Pictured: Neil McNally, managing director of ASC Connections and Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Tye from 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade co-sign the Armed Forces Covenant

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