On Thursday 31 May 2018, PLANit Global signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their office within the Wolverhampton Science Park. Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Cuttle, Commanding Officer of 4 MERCIAN, co-signed the certificate with PLANit Global’s CEO David Darlaston.

Lt Colonel Fraser Cuttle commented “I am very glad to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant with PLANit Global.

“By signing the Covenant, it strengthens the bond between the Armed Forces and the civilian community. The Armed Forces are only as strong as the community that supports them, which is why these links are so important”.

The ceremony also welcomed Armed Forces officials from the Navy and Army, Warrant Officer John Thacher, Leading Hand Edmund Grandison and Warrant Officer 1 Tony Hopkins. Malcolm Cowgill, Interim Principal from City of Wolverhampton College and Sam Axtell, Consultation & Community Involvement Officer from City of Wolverhampton Council also attended the ceremony in their efforts to help support the Armed Forces Covenant initiative.

David Darlaston, CEO of PLANit Global said, “PLANit Global are delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant to support all military personnel to help them build on the unique skills they have acquired through service and develop their careers in the commercial world”.

PLANit Global is an innovative all-age online careers exploration platform that is different to anything else currently available. The platform is basically a 24/7 digital careers fair allowing people to explore local companies and learn about how they work, what job roles there are within the businesses and what opportunities they offer. Users can search for work experience, apprenticeships, volunteer roles and job opportunities from their phone, tablet or computer. For more information on how to get involved with PLANit Global, visit www.planitglobal.co.uk or call 01902 824212.

To find out more about how your organisation can show their support for the Armed Forces contact Debra Barton, Regional Employer Engagement Director, West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association via wm-reed@rfca.mod.uk or 07864 957035, or visit www.wmrfca.org.  City of Wolverhampton Council have a variety of Armed Forces events happening throughout the year, find out more here: http://www.armedforceswolves.com/