Date Published: 10-03-2015

Cooper Lomaz joined several other East of England companies in signing the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant this week. Cooper Lomaz, who themselves employ a number of former military personnel, were keen to show their support and recognise the many transferrable skills such individuals have.

The covenant recognises the expertise and work ethic of former members of the armed forces and pledges to support their transition into other roles. At a special dinner on Wednesday 4th March, representatives from the Cooper Lomaz Oil, Gas and Renewables recruitment team joined other businesses involved in the East of England energy sector to sign up to the initiative.

Dan Benson, Oil, Gas and Renewables Team Leader at Cooper Lomaz, found the event particularly useful. “We are passionate about attracting skilled personnel from the armed forces into the energy industry and work closely with all of our clients to achieve this.” Dan, who spent 12 years in the Royal Corp of Signals and saw active service in Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, has been working with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) and the Military Network for four years, helping to bring more former military personnel into the energy industry.

Last year Cooper Lomaz placed 7 candidates who had served in the armed forces in the renewable energy sector. They also directly employ a number of ex-military personnel themselves, alongside Dan Benson.

 

Image: Dan Benson (second right) and representatives from other companies in the East of England Energy industry sign the Covenant.