Since 2013 National Express has delivered a wide-ranging package of support for the military, a commitment which was showcased when we were selected as the inaugural company to sign the government's new Corporate Covenant. This is a ground-breaking pledge to support the Armed Forces, their families and veterans.
National Express promises to offer guaranteed job interviews for people leaving the forces with a PCV licence for its driving vacancies.
Through our partnership with Ministry of Defence's Defence Discount Service we offer the UK's largest travel discount for serving personnel, family members and veterans at 60 per cent off standard fares.
We are also proud to recognise the huge commitment made by the Reserve Forces by offering extra annual leave for staff in the Army Reserve to help them fulfil their important duties without sacrificing all of their holidays.
It is a tremendous privilege to be chosen as the first company to sign the Corporate Covenant and a wonderful accolade for our business. Over and beyond this though, demonstrating support for the Armed Forces in black and white by signing the Corporate Covenant is simply 'the right thing to do'.
We firmly believe every business should make their own commitment and we urge other companies to follow our lead and show their support.
Vacancies are advertised online at the Career Transition Partnership's website www.ctp.org.uk