The Military Transition and Talent Programme of professional services firm Deloitte, which offers support and guidance to current and former armed forces to transition into the civilian business world, has earned double recognition. The programme has been awarded a Veterans Council Centre of Excellence Award as well as a Silver Award handed out by the Ministry of Defence.
The Deloitte Military Transition and Talent Programme (DMTTP) is a programme set up by Deloitte in 2012 to support and assist current and ex-military personnel to transition into the commercial world. The programme does this by providing information on the skills needed to succeed in the business world, offering networking opportunities and helping with applying for roles within Deloitte. The DMTTP was one of the initial 50 companies that signed up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant and works with other military organisations, charities and corporate organisations to share best practices and support ex-military start-ups.
According to the Big 4 advisory firm, former military personnel can make a difference in busines, the result of a range of valuable mental and competency skills they possess.
So far, the programme has supported approximately 750 service leavers through its Insight into Professional Services events and recruited 40 ex-servicemen and women across different areas of the business. In addition, the consulting firm has a growing number of active reservist employees.
Deloitte’s continued support for military personnel and the armed forces has earned double recognition in the form of two separate awards. The DMTTP has been received a Veterans Council Centre of Excellence Award, an award that is given to 10 organisations that have gone beyond the ‘call of duty’ in their support for the armed forces community. The Ministry of Defence rewarded the DMTTP with a Silver Award for its work with service leavers and across other areas of the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
“We’re extremely proud to have our programme recognised by these two awards. It’s great for our firm, people and clients to know that what we’re doing for veterans past and present is valued and has an impact. When we started this journey, we were absolutely clear that everything we do needs to have a beneficial outcome for ex-service personnel. To have been recognised against some very stiff competition is very humbling,” comments Chris Recchia, Partner at Deloitte partner and Lead of the Military Transition and Talent programme.