Supporting Armed Forces veterans to move forward with their lives

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We’re committed to supporting veterans to achieve their goals – through transitioning into new roles that utilise their skills, or through supporting them to gain additional skills to embark on a new career.

We recognise their contribution by upholding the provisions of the Armed Forces Covenant, while recognising the value that their skills and experience bring to our business and civilian life more broadly.

Kevin Bailey, Director of Occupational Health, served in the Army as a Medical Officer for over 20 years. Talking about his own experience, he said:

“Joining Maximus after serving in the Armed Forces and working abroad, I found its ethos and values to be comparable. You’re trusted and empowered to work independently, but with the knowledge that support from the wider organisation is there should you need it.

“As a veteran, it’s very rewarding to be part of an organisation that helps other veterans to gain or return to employment.”

Through our range of employability programmes, such as, the Restart Scheme, Work and Health Programme, and Education, Training and Employment (ETE) we are proud to help veterans move forward.

We’re equally proud to help veterans with disabilities to access the benefits they’re entitled to, through our Veterans Evaluation Services (VES) company in the US, and through delivery of assessment services for Veterans UK, a dedicated support organisation for service personnel and their families, run by the Ministry of Defence.

In addition to the support offered through these services, ex-Armed Forces personnel also benefit from access to financial assistance, mental health support and specialised employment advice through our extensive network of local partner organisations that form part of our Community Partnership Network across the country.

These include the Poppy Factory, which supports veterans with health conditions into employment, and the Regular Forces Employment Association, which specialises in career transitions for veterans. Over the past year, a number of veterans on our Fair Start Scotland service have been supported into employment through SSAFA, an Armed Forces charity which provides a range of support for veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life.

Dr Paul Williams, UK Division President at Maximus, said:

“Maximus is proud to be supporting veterans. The qualities found in individuals with an Armed Forces background – focus, teamwork and problem solving – are highly transferable, while veterans’ commitment to serving the nation is very much aligned with our values.

“Our hiring polices, employability programmes and Community Partnership Network make us uniquely equipped to help veterans overcome obstacles, access support and progress their civilian careers.”

To find out how Maximus can help you to achieve your goals, visit our Employability page

14 February, 2023