Hermes Links Up With Royal Logistics Corp

The Logistics Guild, Milton Keynes, July 2013: Hermes, the leading consumer delivery specialist, has linked up with Royal Logistics Corps and the Logistics Guild to help find employment for military personnel faced with redundancy. The company kicked off a series of events with a two-day workshop for 80 men and women based at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks in South Cerney near Cirencester, Gloucester to provide advice and guidance about working within the supply chain sector.

The team from Hermes provided a series of presentations that outlined some of the opportunities that exist within its transport, warehouse and delivery operations along with the wider supply chain industry. Soldiers also received practical assistance on how best to seek employment as well as help with CV writing and interview techniques.

The workshop will be followed by an event organised by the Logistics Guild and Hermes that will take place at Hermes’ national distribution hub in Nuneaton, Warwickshire that will provide a detailed overview of the company’s operation and insight into the parcel delivery lifecycle. The soldiers will have the opportunity to talk with employees in a wide range of roles to get an understanding of potential career paths.

The Logistics Guild is a shared network of resource set-up for those working in any aspect of logistics and has been working with the British Army and in particular, the Royal Logistics Corps, for several months promoting benefits of Logistic Guild Membership. This includes Training and Development opportunities, Guild Recruitment Services, Guild Member Benefits and the Military Work Placement Scheme – a Logistics Guild initiative developed especially to help ex-military personnel find work within the civilian logistics industry.

The Logistics Guild is committed to working very closely with top civilian employers such as Hermes to ensure that ex-servicemen and women can find rewarding careers where they can effectively use the valuable, transferable skills learned in the service, in the civilian logistics sector.

Lt Col Nov Nanovo, Commanding Officer of 29 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, commented: “I am committed to helping my service personnel make the transition from the Armed Forces to civilian careers with the very best advice and guidance available to them.  By working with leading organisations such as Hermes and the Logistics Guild, it will be possible for my people to exploit the skills and expertise they have gained in the Army to find jobs within Industry’s supply chain.”

Jane Naumkin, HR Director at Hermes said: “We hope this relationship with the Royal Logistics Corp will help some of the military personnel faced with redundancy to find a new career path within the supply chain. By providing a better understanding of the opportunities that exist within Hermes and the wider sector we can support their transition from military to civilian life.

“Hermes is committed to being a leader in terms of corporate responsibility and as a high-growth organisation recognises the positive role we can play within the wider community. We are very pleased to be able to provide support to such a deserving part of our society, who in turn can make a significant contribution to the success of the business moving forward.”

Hermes will also donate all fees received from the Ministry of Defence to Help for Heroes, the charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.