We are a partner of the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) which is a scheme that prepares people leaving the armed forces to enter the civilian job market and to make a successful transition to employment.
The CTP Employer Relationship Manager for the South West, Jo Lucas, mentioned to Richard Ball, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, about the work we do with the CTP.
Having served in the Royal Navy himself, Richard was intrigued to find out more about our involvement and invited our team to afternoon tea and a tour of Elliot House.
We got to hear about Richard’s military links and the history around the Chain of Office.
Richard was complimentary about our involvement with the CTP which has seen us appoint a number of former military personnel into permanent positions at LiveWest.
We have also organized a number of work experience placements to give people leaving the forces the chance to build up their skills in a new profession.
Our People Development Manager, Sharron Dowling said: “It was great to meet the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and it was fascinating to hear about his military experiences.
“He understands how important it is for those leaving the armed forces to have opportunities to forge a new career.
“When people from the CTP come to us for their work placements, it’s really important that they feel part of the team.
“They are given an ID badge and our uniform, and work with a buddy to ensure they get everything they need from the opportunity to allow them to succeed in their new life after the forces.
“I am really proud of the commitment that LiveWest has shown towards this initiative, and we are looking forward to building our links with the CTP further over the next 12 months.”