Veterans Interview Programme

Mark Tami MP for Alyn and Deeside is encouraging companies in the constituency to take part in the Veterans Interview Programme.

The voluntary scheme which has been signed up to by 22 leading employers, including John Lewis, guarantees interviews for veterans who have applied for appropriate posts.

Mark Tami who is supporting the scheme stated: “We have recently heard the details of the restructuring plans by the Government for the Army. These plans will leave many Army personnel out of work during a difficult economic period and I hope that this initiative will help smooth the transition from military to civilian life.”

The Royal British Legion will work with employers to help implement the scheme at a local level for those employers who decide to participate.

Mark Tami added: “I encourage employers in Alyn and Deeside to take part in this scheme as ex-service personnel bring important skills to the workplace but often find it difficult to find work once they leave the Armed Forces.”