Saturday, July 20, 2024

Rolls-Royce SMR signs Armed Forces Covenant

Rolls-Royce SMR Chief Executive Chris Cholerton has signed the Armed Forces Covenant as part of the organisation’s continued commitment to supporting those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.

He said: “Rolls-Royce SMR is proud to be an armed forces-friendly organisation and signing the covenant reaffirms our commitment to Service personnel, veterans and military families. We are committed to attracting a diverse workforce to the Rolls-Royce SMR business and welcome the breadth of skills, knowledge, and experience that those who have contributed to the armed forces can bring.”

With More than 700 employees, its continued commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is one of Rolls-Royce SMR’s greatest strengths – an important part of maintaining that diversity is supporting the employment of veterans and Service spouses and partners.

As part of its social value work, and commitment to ensuring entrants are supported in joining the nuclear sector, Rolls-Royce SMR already offers additional flexibility for service personnel and their families, along with career transition support and extensive ongoing development opportunities.

Linda Costello, Rolls-Royce SMR Director of Internal Audit, said: “As a Trustee of The Poppy Factory – a charity which supports wounded, injured and sick veterans into meaningful employment – I’m delighted to see Rolls-Royce SMR signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. Veterans, their partners, and existing service personnel can offer employers a range of valuable skills and experience which will enhance our diversity and provide access to a wealth of talent.”

The Rolls-Royce SMR is the first nuclear power station to be designed and built in the UK for over a generation and offers a radically different approach to delivering new nuclear power. Each ‘factory-built’ nuclear power station will provide enough low-carbon electricity to power a million homes for more than 60 years and will create thousands of long-term, high-skilled jobs.

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