Our commitment to the military
At Yodel, we understand how difficult and life-changing moving away from the Armed Forces can be. This is why Yodel partner with various organisations to help those leaving the Armed Forces transition into civilian life as smoothly as possible.
Team Yodel taking part in Walking with the Wounded Cumbrian Challenge 2019
Employment Opportunities across our business
Since 2015, we have been privileged to be a Forces Friendly Employer, which helps to link reservists and veterans with careers that suit their valued talents and expertise they have gained during their time in the Armed Forces. We’re also delighted to hold the Silver Award with the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme and in the past two years, we have supported and recruited more than 100 ex-services personnel into a variety of roles across Yodel; from driving and warehouse staff, to recruitment support, project managers, IT leaders and directors. Not only that, we also collaborate with the Career Transition Partnership – an initiative that works in partnership with The Ministry of Defence to provide more rewarding and relevant career options for people leaving military service.
Specialist support throughout
Under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme, those who have left the military in the past two years will automatically be invited to interview for any role they apply for, reducing potential candidates nerves and giving those who have a unique skillset the opportunity to showcase their talents in the second stage of the process.
We understand that the transition from armed forces to civilian life does not stop there, which is why we have introduced several programmes to further support our ex-military colleagues whilst they are a Yodel colleague.
We’re really proud to support those who don’t work for our company too. We have recently implemented Military to Microsoft courses, to provide software training for veterans wanting to learn more about the tool and improve their skillset
Walking with the Wounded
For the past two years, 16 Yodel colleagues have proudly taken part in the Walking with the Wounded Cumbrian Challenge, raising over £20,000 for this wonderful charity, which enables vulnerable veterans to re-integrate back into society.
Speaking about the event, which has raised over £1 million overall, Peter Harrop, Operations Improvement Manager, Yodel, said; “In logistics we’re always planning for Peaks, so the Cumbrian Challenge felt like a natural fit! It is humbling to see these colleagues come together to take part in this incredible event. Being ex-military myself it means a great deal that not only my colleagues but also my employer see it fit to support such a deserving charity.”