The release of the UK government’s Veterans’ Strategy Action Plan 2022-2024 is a great step forward in supporting and empowering the UK’s military veteran community, says Landmarc Support Services.

The Action Plan aims to provide a solid foundation on which the government can continue to build over the next two years and beyond. Reinforced by research and data to give an even greater understanding of the veteran community, five focal points for success are highlighted:

  1. Delivering a step-change in support
  2. Maximising veteran employability
  3. Addressing historic hurt or disadvantage
  4. Dealing with the legacy from historic operations
  5. Ensuring a high standard of support across the UK

Landmarc manages military training on the UK Defence Training Estate on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and was an early signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant; publicly declaring its commitment to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and achieving an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2018.

A significant number of veterans already work for Landmarc at every level of the business, bringing invaluable knowledge learnt from the Armed Forces to the company’s national workforce.

As a longstanding employer of ex-service personnel, last spring Landmarc matched the government’s pledge to offer guaranteed recruitment interviews for military veterans who have the right experience for the role. The initiative, known as the ‘Great Place to Work for Veterans’, makes it easier for veterans to secure employment within several government departments.

Mark Neill, Landmarc’s Managing Director and Army veteran says: “At Landmarc, over 25 per cent of our workforce is made up of veterans and reservists who all bring a specialist mix of niche skills and expertise gained from their time in the British Armed Forces, which is hugely valuable to our management of the UK Defence Training Estate.

“Our commitment to the government’s guaranteed interview scheme for veterans ensures that all ex-service personnel that have the appropriate skills and experience for the role are offered an interview, and we use our levy fund to offer apprenticeship opportunities to our employees to help formalise these valuable skills into civilian qualifications.

“We wholeheartedly support the government’s aim to make the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran by 2028. The focal points of success and areas of action within the Action Plan will help mitigate any disadvantage faced by our armed forces community due to the unique nature of military service.”

Click here to read the full Action Plan.