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PD Ports takes armed forces pledge

[ June 27, 2018   //   ]

PD Ports has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge to support ex-members of the armed forces find jobs and enhance their employability skills once they leave military life.

The port operator and logistics specialist says it has been a strong advocate of the value employing former military workers brings to the business, with around 8% of its 1,200 workforce being service veterans and reservists.

PD Ports’ human resources director, Russ McCallion, said: “The wealth of transferable skills and attitude ex-service men and women bring to our business is exceptional. They are disciplined, decisive and determined individuals with a true team spirit, which adds real value to our business and the wider supply chain. I would encourage any business operating in the logistics sector to consider the potential of employing former military personnel.

“With Europe’s largest Garrison at Catterick, only 30 miles away from our main operations at Teesport, we aim to help provide stable employment opportunities for veterans as they start to build a new life.”