Amey’s commitment to recruit and retain staff with military background
At Amey, we recognise the value that our Armed Forces community can bring to our business. In our Defence contracts, 9% of our workforce come from a military background and we’re really keen to draw on their knowledge and experience to help us improve the service we provide to our customers.
Cathy Nunn is one of our administrators and is a great example of how we provide support to Service spouses/partners who work in our business, who are often faced with the challenge of uprooting their families and jobs when their partners are deployed.
Cathy has worked for Amey since 2015 when she joined our team in Northern Ireland on our Regional Prime contract when her husband, who is currently serving as a Warrant Officer 2, was seconded to the Royal Engineers at Gibraltar Barracks. Cathy stayed in her role until 2016 when her husband was deployed to Aldershot Garrison in the South East of England.
“When my husband was told that he was being posted to Aldershot, I began to look for another job and as luck would have it, a position became available on Amey’s housing contract in the Aldershot office. Initially the role was to cover maternity leave for just three months but three years later I am still working here alongside a fantastic team.”
Over the last six years, Cathy has been able to use her 10 years’ of Service family experience to really connect with our customers and to help us shape and improve our service, that’s why we continue to support her with the next phase of her career, as she undertakes another move with her family back to Northern Ireland, and back to our Regional Prime team at Aldergrove Barracks.
“Amey has supported me with all my transfers within the company, which has been very much appreciated. My role with them has been really rewarding and as a Service wife, I fully understand and sympathise with the problems that our occupants encounter on a day-to-day basis.
I’m really enjoying my time with Amey and would encourage other Service spouses to look at opportunities within the business with the reassurance that you’ll be supported all the way“.
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