Octavian Security has begun its initiative to provide crucial employment opportunities for former military personnel.
The multi-award-winning business, which is headquartered in Nottingham but operates at various locations across the UK, has teamed up with the Career Transition Partnership. The CTP is partly run by the Ministry of Defence, and is the official provider of armed forces resettlement in the UK.
Octavian’s initiative with the CTP allows those who have served in the military to adapt to a difficult change of routine, a different sector and different duties. It allows the company to easily recruit people who are highly skilled for the security industry.
With many of the group’s contract managers already from military backgrounds, its workforce has an acute understanding of the challenges that ex-forces individuals face, whilst also understanding how they can their unique skills and talents.
New recruits are given all of the necessary training and support to allow them to flourish in a commercial environment.
“Former military personnel are often ideally suited to a career in the security industry,” explains Tony Mellor, commercial director and head of human resources at Octavian Security.
“They have tremendous self-discipline, dependability and professionalism, and we have found that they make excellent employees for the business across a variety of departments.
“It’s good to support such a worthwhile organisation as the CTP, and we’ve found it to be very efficient in recruiting quality staff quickly.”
Octavian has so far employed nine people through the programme, all of whom have settled into their new careers well.
Octavian has previously made headlines around the world for employing ex-Gurkhas as security guards. It has also developed a strong reputation for its training standards and professionalism, with numerous accreditations and awards.