LEEA launches military transition scheme05 June 2019

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) has launched a 75–75 military transition scheme, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.

In honour of the special anniversary, the 75–75 scheme will offer military leavers, veterans and reservists the chance to train and receive a work placement in the sector.

Working with the Careers Transition Partnership, who will find 75 recruits from the military, LEEA will provide free training – either on current courses or on standalone courses – for military personnel.

LEEA members will also be offering 75 work placements. Because of the nature of the association’s UK membership, these will be geographically dispersed across the entire UK.

The association says that although the placements are not guaranteed jobs, they will offer the invaluable experience of two days working alongside experienced staff.

“The result of this scheme will see 75 military leavers work-ready for the civilian lifting sector,” says Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA. “This helps military leavers to more easily make the transition into civilian workplace, while also providing an important pool of talent for the lifting sector, thus helping to address our urgent skills sustainability issue.

“We hope that our members see this as a chance to support military leavers looking to become more employable, and we also hope that we’ll be able to report that some of the 75 have secured employment with our members.”

Adam Offord

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