The support we give to serving military personnel, veterans and military families is set to be enhanced through our membership of the national Step into Health Programme (SITH).
SITH is delivered through partnership between military organisations and the NHS. It supports increased recruitment of members of the armed forces community, including people leaving military service with additional needs.
Associate Director Workforce Systems, Planning and Temporary Staffing, Andrew Collins-Mills, himself a veteran, said:
“As a Trust we are already a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant. We achieved the Employer Recognition Silver Covenant Award recently and are also an accredited Veteran Aware Trust.
“Joining SITH is another step forward in enhancing what we can offer veterans and military families, particularly through employment opportunities.”
There are more than 900,000 military veterans of working age in the UK. Many have backgrounds in business areas such as operations, logistics and HR and the skills, values and attributes of the majority of veterans closely aligns with those of the NHS.
You can read more about Step into Health here: Step into Health programme update | NHS Employers