Anglia Drain Doctor Signs Armed Forces Covenant
In recognition of its commitment to help ex-military personnel transition into the workplace, Anglia Drain Doctor has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging that armed forces personnel, veterans, reservists and their families will be treated fairly by the business.
Anglia Drain Doctor is only the third plumbing company in the UK to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and the signing acknowledges the business’s continuing support of the armed forces community, as well as the valuable service it can bring to civilian life.
Rob Simpson, Director of Drain Doctor Anglia, said: “We are extremely proud of our Armed Forces and the work they do, and it’s an honour to serve these heroes as they have served us. Signing the Armed Forces Covenant publicly reinforces our commitment to ensuring that veterans, reservists and their families will always be treated equally at Drain Doctor.
“As a business, we have always taken a proactive approach to the recruitment of ex-service people due to their transferrable skills. We currently employ two ex-service personnel, and their hard work, honesty and reliability have made them a real asset. By showing our support, we will hopefully encourage other local organisations to sign the Covenant in the future.”
Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Ministry of Defence, said: “I welcome Drain Doctor into the growing numbers of East Anglian Employers who have pledged their support for the Armed Forces Community, ensuring that our men and women know they are supported in the vital role they undertake on our behalf’.
The Armed Forces Covenant represents a commitment from the government and any business who has signed to ensure forces personnel will not be at a disadvantage because of their military service. To become a signatory, Drain Doctor made several pledges that support the aims of the covenant, including promoting Drain Doctor as an Armed Forces-friendly organisation, supporting the employment of veterans and accommodating their training where possible.