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Gardner Aerospace signs Armed Forces Covenant

Posted 11 March 2020 · Add Comment

Manufacturer of aerospace parts, Gardner Aerospace - which employs Armed Forces personnel - has signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

Above: (left to right) Tony Upton, Chief Financial Officer: Dominic Cartwright, CEO: Lauren Lucas, HR Manager: Major Lance Rosie: Jackie Storer, Director of Global Governance and HR: Graham McCullough UK HR Manager (all Gardner Aerospace) and John Wilson - Regional Employer Engagement Director, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association.
Courtesy Gardner Aerospace

Gardner Aerospace are aware of the benefits that Reservists and service leavers bring to the workforce, as they already employ several themselves.

Gardner Aerospace is keen to enhance its corporate social responsibility and reputation by engaging with the Armed Forces Covenant, recognising the value that service personnel Regulars and Reserves, Veterans and military families contribute to the country.

Gardner Aerospace is a highly respectable supplier in the global aerospace industry, supporting the critical production lines of its customers. They provide the aerospace industry with a supply of high-quality parts for suppliers including Airbus, Embraer, Gulfstream, Pilatus and many others.

The company already benefits from employing Armed Forces personnel, with the CEO Dominic Cartwright, being a former Reservist. He signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant alongside Major Lance Rosie, of the 103rd Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). They were joined by UK HR Manager, Graham McCullough, who served 31 years in the RAF and Lauren Lucas, HR Manager, who is currently serving as an Army Reservist within 2 Operational Support Group, Royal Logistics Corps (RLC).

Dominic Cartwright commented: “Finding talent is always a challenge, we pride ourselves on our labour turnover numbers.  We want Gardner Aerospace to be a great place to work, offering good positions that are well rewarded in terms of pay, together with opportunities to move around the world.”

With part of the Armed Forces Covenant pledging to seek the employment of Veterans young and old and working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), this signing opens up the opportunity for more Armed Forces personnel and Veterans gaining employment in the aerospace field.

The Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) is a pledge that any organisation can sign that acknowledges that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.

To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant, or how you can support those who serve, visit:

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