Mears Group PLC is pleased to announce their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The covenant pledges support to personnel who have are serving or have served in the Armed Forces and their families.

Pledges include:

  • Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation;
  • seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old:
  • striving to support the employment of service spouses and partners;
  • endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for service spouses and partners, during and after a partners deployment;
  • seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve Forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible;
  • offering support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools where possible;
  • aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day.

Alan Long, Mears Executive Director said: “We are delighted to sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and to show our commitment to supporting military personnel, their spouses and partners. We understand the vital role they play and actively seek to provide both employment and professional development.”

 

 “There are many different opportunities to work for Mears and we welcome applications from spouses, partners of those in the armed forces, reserve forces and those who are seeking employment after leaving the Armed Forces.”

Employee case study

Paul Cook, Senior Technician
St Andrews Community Hospital

“I was an engineer in the Royal Navy Submarine Corps so I really enjoy working in the hospital plant rooms. I’m from Kent but during my 23 years of service I ended up in Faselane in Scotland. Once I left the service, I found myself at Mears and it’s been great. I’ve learned a lot and picked up so many new skills because my job requires such variety, from basic electrician skills, to general maintenance, to working in the plant rooms.”

“My job at St Andrews is to look after the general maintenance of the hospital, such as gas, electricity, medical gas, the grounds and plumbing. This includes completing tests and checks on a regular basis. We don’t look after any of the medical machines, although I do assist in repairing waste disposal units, which I’ve had special training for. I generally spend a lot of time doing responsive repairs such as fixing lights, windows and cupboards”

“Some weekends I’m on duty with the Coast Guard. I get called out to attend things like missing person searches and cliff rescues.”

“Working for Mears is perfect as I am able to use the skills I developed in the Royal Navy, learn new ones and they support me with my work with the Coast Guard.”