UK based National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, to promote career and training opportunities in the scaffolding industry for ex-military personnel.
The initiative adds to an existing NASC objective to engage more regularly with the Armed Forces and the creation of a £150,000 funding pot dedicated to the training of ex-services personnel.
NASC vice president Lynn Way said: “We are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, making our commitment to encouraging Armed Forces personnel into taking up roles within the scaffolding industry official. In the past year we have begun promoting the variety of highly skilled, well paid and rewarding careers available in our industry to the Armed Forces community and have outlined plans to increase these efforts in the coming years. We recognise the skill sets of ex-servicemen and women, which is why we have created a funding pot to provide an extra incentive to consider a career in scaffolding. We believe this pot will help them transition as seamlessly as possible from the forces to the scaffolding industry, providing many individuals with a long term career and the UK scaffolding industry with the workforce it needs to continue to thrive.”
Trudy Mensa-Bonsu of the UK’s Ministry of Defence added: “I am thrilled that the NASC has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and secured the funding to help reservists, veterans and service leavers gain skills and training in the scaffolding field. We are delighted to see what the NASC has in future and will work with them in progressing the Employer Recognition Scheme with hopes of achieving a gold status in future.”