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Halfords has hired a record number of armed forces leavers and veterans

Jo Fitton-Bates
By Jo Fitton-Bates
June 24, 2019
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The company said one in eight recent full and part-time vacancies in its stores, car servicing centres and specialist cycling shops had been filled by an ex-member of the services.

It comes after the firm signed the Armed Forces Covenant and agreed to give a guaranteed job interview to any forces leaver who meets the minimum requirements for any vacant post.

Chief executive Graham Stapleton said: ‘We are really proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, helping those leaving the services to find new careers and gain training with Halfords.

‘As a result of our guaranteed interview pledge, we have welcomed new colleagues across the Halfords Group into our retail stores, autocentres and Cycle Republic shops, all over the UK. This initiative has made a real difference to their lives.

‘We have found that colleagues with a forces background bring some great attributes to our team, such as discipline, teamwork and problem solving.’

Out of 200 vacancies, 24 were taken by ex-forces candidates.

Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said: ‘The impact Halfords’ guaranteed interviews scheme has had shows how signing the covenant can make a real positive difference for both employers and former forces personnel.’

 

Source: Metro

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