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Published Monday, 11th November 2013

Remploy, one of Britain’s leading providers of specialist employment support for disabled and disadvantaged people, is one of 50 companies to sign up to the Government’s new Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The commitment to honour the Covenant and support the Armed Forces community, recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to the nation.

It also reflects Remploy’s original mission to provide jobs for armed forces personnel injured in the Second World War. Today, Remploy continues the vital work of supporting veterans and wounded service men and women, helping them make a fresh start in the civilian workplace.

Beth Carruthers, Remploy’s director of Employment Services attended a reception at 10 Downing Street hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron to celebrate the signing of the new Covenant.

She said: “Remploy was created after the Second World War to support injured service men and women back to work. Today, our commitment to them is stronger than ever, which is why we are proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.”

Remploy has more than 60 branches and offices in Wales, Scotland and England, providing a range of specialist services, including one-to-one help with job searching, in-work support and vocational rehabilitation.

It has partnerships with more than 2,500 leading employers, including BT, G4S, Asda, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer as well as medium sized and small businesses.

In the past two years Remploy has introduced an Armed Forces and Veterans service, which is helping veterans, wounded, injured and sick service leavers start new careers in mainstream employment.

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Notes to editors:
  • In the last four years Remploy Employment Services has found more than 50,000 jobs in mainstream employment for people with a range of physical, sensory and mental disabilities and other disadvantages.
  • Remploy is driven by the fundamental belief that every disabled person can, with appropriate support and specialist advice, secure sustainable employment
  • Employment Services has an increasing focus on providing specialist disability employment services to people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities
  • It continues to invest in developing innovative approaches and services for employers which are cost effective and business efficient including consultancy and vocational rehabilitation services
  • Remploy ES partners with more than 2,500 of the country’s biggest employers including BT, ASDA, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s, the NHS and Marks & Spencer
  • It operates a national network of more than 60 town and city centre recruitment branches and offices providing specialist recruitment and development services to job seekers.