Deal Guarantees Interview for Ex-Forces

Ex-forces personnel are being guaranteed a job interview thanks to a new partnership between a local bus operator and a Midlands recruiter. 

National Express was the first company to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant when it launched in 2013, and have now teamed up with FRS in a bid to help more ex-forces personnel find jobs on Civvy Street.

National Express West Midlands is guaranteeing any ex-service personnel who apply for a role an interview – subject to CRB and driving licence standards.

The company is also guaranteeing an interview with their engineering department for anyone leaving the forces with engineering qualifications.

The new partnership with FRS will see recruiters working hard to help ex-forces personnel find a role at one of the region’s biggest employers.

Madi Pilgrim, the human resources director at National Express, said: “We have many employees at National Express West Midlands who have served in the Army, RAF, and Navy, as well as serving [reservists].

“They work across the bus division and on the Midland Metro as engineering managers, driver training officers, safety managers, and general managers.

“We are very proud of the work they do for us as well as their previous service.”

Ex-forces personnel who are interested in finding out more about working at National Express West Midlands should visit their website.

Anyone applying for a role should highlight FRS as how they heard about the vacancy.

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