Covenant signee National Express promote forces friendly employment
The first company to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant at its launch in 2013, National Express is an active supporter of the Armed Forces through travel discounts for Reservists, service personnel and their families and annual support for Armed Forces Day. National Express enthusiastically promotes itself as forces friendly by advertising their support on their coaches and campaigning on social media.
National Express is keen to offer careers to service leavers, offering guaranteed job interviews to those leaving with a PCV driving licence. Recognising the Armed Forces’ huge contribution to society, the company supports their Reservists with additional paid annual leave for training.
They work closely with the Poppy Factory, holding free workshops for veterans looking for work and work placements. They also partner with Canine Partners to provide life-changing assistance to those injured in service and support the British Legion by offering free travel to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families to much needed holidays at the Legion’s Break Centres.
Unit: 23 Pioneer Regiment
Royal Logistic Corps
Role at National Express: Coach driver
“I am tremendously proud to work for National Express, which really gets behind the Armed Forces community. I was honoured to be chosen to support Armed Forces Day, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with personnel from the Army, Navy and RAF. It is fantastic to work for a company that publicly flies the flag for the Armed Forces and recognises the contribution they make.”
Published: April 2016