Arriva London team up with REME for June recruitment day
At Arriva, we are always looking for new ways to recruit high calibre applicants to fill roles in our every expanding business.
Over a period of time, Arriva PLC worked towards attaining accreditation via the Reserve Forces and Cadet Association (RFCA) through the signing of the Military Covenant and this was completed in November 2017. This further underlines the commitment that Arriva has to supporting current and ex-serviceman through the transition from military into a second career with Arriva.
So, a recent initiative by our Fleet Engineer Guy Engelmann, an ex-serviceman himself, tying up with REME (the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) to encourage Army personnel to join Arriva, was an exciting prospect.
The idea culminated in an open day held at MOD Lyneham, which we sponsored, where over 200 service personnel who plan to leave REME in the next six months were invited along to see what we and other multinational organisations have to offer for employment in the future.
The event, which was held in the new REME museum, started with an introduction by REME of the aim of the day, followed by a presentation from Guy of all we have to offer across the UK and Europe. Guy showed the participants that we have positions available throughout the UK in all types of roles with many in Engineering, an ideal match for many of the REME personnel.
Guy also explained that he had served with REME for 25 years, and on leaving had been recruited by us, and within five years had twice been promoted and was now Fleet Manager for Arriva London’s southern-area garages. He also introduced Brogan, again ex-army, who had joined us and was now promoted to Engineering Manager of our Enfield garage.
The event was a great success and we are looking forward to participating with REME in the future to maintain the relationship and recruit more excellent candidates.
As Guy said:
"This has been a really rewarding experience for us. From my own experience, I know that the Engineering calibre of recruits coming from the armed services are of a very high standard and will be a great benefit to our business in the coming years. Our aim is to develop this relationship further, not only with the REME personnel leaving the service, but also with their friends and families."
If you would like to join us and develop your career in the future, please go to our careers page and get on board.
Published : Thu 11th May. 2017 - Thu 22nd Jun. 2017
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