News, Blog, Employment, Awards, Careers | Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Armed Forces Day has always been an event observed by Zitko Group as an occasion in which we can show our gratitude to the sacrifices made by Britain’s brave service men and women, past and present. However, Armed Forces Day has recently started to hold more significance for the company since the conception of Zitko’s training solution, Talent.
Talent is a programme that aims to solve the engineering shortage in the fire and security industry by training and placing more engineers. Zitko is already proudly affiliated with the Armed Forces Covenant, an organisation which aims to provide the Forces community with access to support services such as housing, financial help and education. We understand the vital work that the Armed Forces Covenant does for Forces personnel, and we wanted to play our part in making their next steps in life be as fulfilling and rewarding as possible.
Open to individuals from every background, many of the Zitko Talent candidates are former Forces personnel who are providing their valuable skills to the industry’s enrichment. What makes the programme such a natural next step in the careers of servicemen and women is the common disciplines required. A profession based on logic, practicality, organisation and problem solving, serving in the Forces can provide Talent’s candidates with the transferrable sills required to stand them in good stead to achieve lucrative and rewarding careers as engineers in the fire and security industry.
The resettlement phase into civilian life can be challenging for many of those leaving the forces because it often isn’t clear what career options are suitable for them. Joining the fire and security industry as an engineer is a natural progression for servicemen and women, made easier by the streamlined services provided by Talent. Zitko are so grateful for the sacrifices made by those in the forces and are dedicated to showing our gratitude in any way we can. That is why we are so proud of the work Talent does to give back to forces personnel and support them in forging a different career.
If you are from an Ex-Forces background and would like to find out more information regarding the Zitko Talent programme, please visit https://www.zitkogroup.com/divisions/talent/looking-for-a-career/ex-forces