Protyre signs The Armed Forces Covenant

Protyre, along with parent company Micheldever Group, has joined a select group of employers in signing The Armed Forces Covenant, and in doing so commits to the Covenant’s five pledges. The company says it is also proactively seeking to take on a raft of ex-forces personnel and will get the ball rolling by holding its first insight day, an event designed to give service leavers a glimpse of life working for the company.

Protyre says it is committed to ensuring opportunities and growth for this diverse employee base and points to its track record in helping a number of ex-forces personnel transition into new careers.

One such team member is Jack Kempton, who has been with Micheldever for seven years and has progressed through roles of increasing seniority: “When I first left the military, the future looked bleak and I went through therapy for quite a while. I then came across Micheldever who supported me through the application process and into a full-time role with a clear career path,” he shares.

Kempton is now Retail Regional Manager at Protyre. “It was quite nerve racking when I first came out of the military because you’re so used to a certain way of life and trying to find something that you can adapt that way of life to in civvy street is quite hard. The team at Protyre have been really good in guiding me through and I’m now in a role I thoroughly enjoy.”

Those attending Protyre’s insight day will be able to learn more about career possibilities by talking to current staff, with the opportunity to delve into specific job roles and explore current vacancies.

Protyre currently has a range of roles available and also runs an apprenticeship scheme for young people wishing to enter the automotive industry.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to the nation and to those who have served that personnel will be treated fairly in their careers upon leaving the military. The five pledges Protyre will adhere to are: Tailored employment transition and support; accommodation of employee commitment to the Reserve Forces; support to local community and cadets; participation in Armed Forces Day; and offer of discounts to members of the Armed Forces community.

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