Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will offer military leavers, veterans and reservists free training as part of a scheme launched to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary.
The 75-75 military transition scheme will offer 75 ex-military personnel free places on current and standalone courses.
The Careers Transition Partnership will recruit the ex-military trainees, while LEEA members will also provide work placements across the UK.
According to the association, the two-day placements are not a guarantee of employment but will offer those taking part the chance to work alongside experienced staff in the lifting sector.
Ross Moloney, CEO of LEEA, said, “The result of this scheme will see 75 military leavers work-ready for the civilian lifting sector. 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.”