Integral UK Limited have begun a new partnership with an Armed Forces charity to provide work placements for service personnel, who are preparing to leave the Army, Navy or Air Force and pursue a new career.
Under the Military Work Placements Scheme, Integral’s Refrigeration Division have linked up with the Regular Forces Employment Association (R.E.F.A.) to provide training opportunities for air conditioning and refrigeration engineers. Under the Career Transition Partnership, the Armed Services Personnel will shadow and receive training and mentoring from an experienced Integral engineer.
Integral’s Regional Manager for the South West and Wales, Bernie McPhail said: “Integral currently employs a number of ex forces personnel and we understand the importance of the transition for Armed Forces personnel as they leave the service and enter the labour market.”
“This scheme is an excellent opportunity for them to work alongside one of our engineers and advance their skills and knowledge. I am sure that the experience gained will ultimately assist in their chances of finding permanent employment when they do leave the Forces.”
Over the coming months Integral will be expanding the scheme and offering several work placement and training opportunities, some of which it is hoped will lead to full-time positions within the company.