Independent parcel carrier Yodel has partnered with UK charity partnership Walking With The Wounded, which helps to get injured servicemen and women back into work and life after their military careers.
The company has donated £10,000 to the charity, which was first established in 2010. The company’s HR team is to also working together with the charity’s own recruitment team to highlight potential job vacancies available to ex-service personnel.
Yodel is to also provide support to veterans to help them with their CVs and interviews by providing workshops to improve their confidence and skills.
“We’re proud to announce our partnership with ‘Walking With The Wounded’, a charity that provides excellent care for ex British Armed Forces servicemen and women,” said Andrew Peeler, CEO at Yodel. “We look forward to working closely with the charity to identify employment opportunities for military veterans, and helping them in their journey back to work. We will also be encouraging our employees to get involved with fundraising activities to raise important funds and awareness for this very worthy cause.”
Ed Parker, CEO and co-founder of Walking With The Wounded, said that both the financial and company support were vital. “Clearly the financial support is important to the charity but it is crucial for us to broaden the opportunity to find employment for the veterans we support, and I am thrilled by the aspiration from within Yodel to do this. We recognise this cohort as a highly talented, disciplined and skilled group of individuals, and it is very gratifying when businesses such as Yodel also recognize this potential. As a charity we are very excited about developing our relationship with Yodel over what we hope will be many years.”
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