15 November 2018: Moving back into civilian life after time spent in the armed forces can bring a large number of significant life changes. The UK Armed Forces Covenant was created to make this transition as smooth as possible and “is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly”.
Inmarsat is proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business.
Alison Horrocks, Inmarsat Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, said: “Many of our colleagues at Inmarsat have joined us from a military background and we are lucky to have already experienced the immense talent and skillset that they bring to our organisation.
“I was delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of Inmarsat and signal to our current and future employees the value that we believe reservists and veterans offer our company and our pledge to be a forces friendly employer.”
We have a long-standing heritage working with governments around the world in our capacity as a satellite communications provider – both for the military and aid and NGO community – and now with our new pledge, we have signalled our commitment to being a ‘forces friendly’ employer too.
Paul Gudonis, Inmarsat Enterprise President and former Royal Signals Captain, will be speaking to former Sniper in the Parachute Regiment Hugh Kier on the H-hour podcast for military veterans on 17 November.
During the hour-long podcast he will discuss his own resettlement – Paul left the Army in 2007; why the Armed Forces Covenant is important both in a personal capacity and from an Inmarsat perspective; and Inmarsat’s partnership and support of Team Rubicon, the organisation that pairs the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to provide assistance to those affected by natural disasters.
To find out more details about the Armed Forces Covenant pledge go to www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.