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Northrop Grumman signs UK Armed Forces covenant

The prime has committed to building an employment relationship with British military personnel.

The prime has committed to building an employment relationship with British military personnel.

Northrop Grumman UK has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, reaffirming its pledge to support UK military personnel, reservists, veterans and their families.

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The covenant aims to recognise military skills and qualifications in its recruitment and selection process to support the employment of service leavers, with Northrop Grumman committing to providing employment opportunities to service spouses and partners, before, during and after deployment.  

“We proudly employ veterans across our organisation, acknowledging the unique skills and experience they bring to work every day,” Nick Chaffey, chief executive UK, Europe and Middle East, Northrop Grumman said.

“Signing the Armed Forces Covenant is another example of our enduring pledge to support the UK military, its personnel and those who have served.”

The covenant was signed at Northrop Grumman’s London office, witnessed by General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen.

“The scale and longevity of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to working with the Armed Forces community is now matched by this public pledge of support, which sees them join a growing family of institutions to have stepped forward and sign the Covenant,” Sir Patrick said.

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“On behalf of all my fellow Defence Chiefs, I wish to express my appreciation to Northrop Grumman for their pledge and look forward to deepening our partnership to strengthen the defence, security and prosperity of the United Kingdom.”

Approximately 20 per cent of Northrop Grumman’s global workforce of 90,000 employees are veterans including over 1,600 reservists.

[Related: Northrop Grumman, Ball Aerospace advance missile warning sensor program]

 

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