Mace signs Armed Forces Covenant
Mace is pleased to announce its commitment to the UK’s Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant during Armed Forces week, the annual celebration of the vital contribution made by the Armed Forces community, including Regulars, Reserves, their families and veterans past and present.
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s CEO, and Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler – Head of Reserves Policy at the Ministry of Defence – signed the Armed Forces Covenant at a ceremony at 155 Moorgate, Mace’s head office, on Tuesday 20 June.
The Armed Forces Covenant highlights the commitments that Mace will uphold to demonstrate it is an Armed Forces friendly organisation, including encouraging the employment of service leavers and supporting its current Reservist employees or those aspiring to join Reserves service. Mace has also committed to continuing to offer work placement opportunities to candidates at The Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME).
Mace currently employs 46 service leavers and eight Reservists, and aims to recruit more members of the Armed Forces in the future.
Brigadier Gerhard Wheeler, Head of Reserves at the Ministry of Defence, said:
“We are delighted with Mace’s signing of the Armed Forces Covenant, a public declaration of the positive steps that the company is taking to support those who serve and have served our nation. Today’s signing is also a recognition of the qualities and skills that those with military experience can contribute to the construction sector and why they are so welcome at Mace. Hiring service leavers, offering work placements for military personnel and supporting Reservist employees are among the key commitments by Mace that make a real difference to the Armed Forces community”.
Mark Reynolds, Mace’s Chief Executive Officer, said:
“As one of Britain’s leading construction companies, I think it’s important we do our bit to support the men and women that keep us safe. Signing the Armed Forces Covenant marks our commitment to employing more veterans and reservists. This commitment isn’t just about recognising the sacrifices they’ve made – our experience has shown us that veterans and Reservists bring fantastic leadership and resilience skills with them when they come to Mace.”