4624 Sqn engage with local employers to support their reservists

Employers engage in conversation with members of 4624 Squadron

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, 4624 Movements Squadron held an Employer Engagement Day, to show supportive employers how the RAF Reserves utilise their employees.

The day itself consisted of a blend of discussion lead topics and the opportunity to visit areas the Reservists find themselves working or training in, including the Squadron Headquarters and a C17 Globemaster III aircraft.

A visit to a C17 Globemaster III to show employers where their staff may work and train when at RAF Brize Norton.
A visit to a C17 Globemaster III to show employers where their staff may work and train when at RAF Brize Norton.

Wing Commander Bev Peart, Officer Commanding 4624 Squadron said:

“Today’s event has provided a great opportunity for some of our civilian employers to visit RAF Brize Norton to see what their employees do whilst working with the RAF.  It has been a great success with a valuable exchange of ideas that will enhance the already strong relationship between 4624 Squadron, our Part Time Volunteer Reserves and their employers.”

Members of 4624 Squadron and their Employers outside a C17 Globemaster III aircraft
Members of 4624 Squadron and their Employers outside a C17 Globemaster III aircraft.

Supportive employers are essential to the Squadron’s ability to recruit, retain and work with Reservists. The day concluded with a presentation on how the RAF further develop personnel in areas such as communication, teamwork and leadership and how these can be taken into their civilian employment.

Kate Lole, Regional Employer Engagement Director, provides the link between the MOD and employers supporting Defence through the Armed Forces Covenant, the Employer Recognition Scheme and Reservist employees. Commenting on the event, said: “Thank you for a great day.  I thought it was excellent.  A really good mix of information sharing, interesting activities and opportunities to network.”

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