The Armed Forces veterans who work for Alcumus were introduced to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales during the official company head office opening on 24th February.
Alcumus is a pro-active supporter of ex-service men and women, and recognises the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the business.
As a result, Alcumus has pledged to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. This includes supporting the employment of veterans, and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers. Alcumus also strives to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment.
Alcumus is also an active supporter of Team Endeavour, a charity which raises money and awareness for Armed Forces families and children who are suffering through illness, hardship and poverty.
Martin Smith, Alcumus CEO said:
“We are incredibly proud of the fact that 10% of our workforce are ex-service men and women, and as our involvement with the Armed Forces Covenant is of mutual interest to HRH The Prince of Wales, it was appropriate to have our veterans present on the day.”
Among the veterans working for Alcumus is Rory Underwood, Business Development Director and former rugby union player, who said:
“It’s a great day for Alcumus to have Prince Charles open our new office here in South Wales. From my point of view as a former member of the RAF it’s also good to see that Alcumus is a big supporter of the Armed Forces Covenant. We are very proud that 10% of our workforce is ex-military. HRH has spent a lot of time today speaking to our employees who served in the Armed Forces including those who are still in service as members of the Reserves.”
On His Royal Highness’s visit, The Prince of Wales talked at length with the veterans and commended Alcumus’ support and commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. HRH The Prince of Wales’ speech on the day can be found here.