Tameside Council has set up a scheme to support ex-service personnel looking for a return to work.
It is working with several unemployed individuals to help them with training and or work opportunities with local businesses.Tameside Council’s Ex Forces employment scheme aims to support ex-service personnel living in Tameside into employment by working with local businesses to offer a minimum of six months’ work in a variety of roles.
One of theThe scheme’s first success is 34-year-old Peter Curran, from Ashton, who’s now working with Stalybridge manufacturing firm, Truck Craft Bodies, after a successful interview Peter started the following day and has now been there now for three weeks assisting experienced body builders with metal fabrication works and welding.
Truck Craft Bodies Managing Director, Paul Leary, said: “At Truck Craft Bodies we strongly believe that sometimes people just need to be given a chance in life at difficult times, and we are delighted to be able to give an employment opportunity to local ex-forces person under the council’s Jobs for Ex- Forces Pledge. Peter is settling in to the team well, and we hope that we can offer other ex-forces the same chance too. It is also a great benefit from a business perspective as ex-forces often have a great skills base and discipline for us to build on and train up to support our growth ambitions.”
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