The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation NASC has further strengthened its connection with the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, the UK Scaffolding Trade Body has made a formal commitment to promoting careers within the scaffolding industry and training opportunities to ex-military personnel.
The NASC has said, the signing cements an existing NASC objective to engage more regularly with the Armed Forces. The trade body has also said they have created a £150,000 funding pot dedicated to the training of ex-services personnel.
NASC Vice President Lynn Way said: “We are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, making our commitment to encouraging Armed Forces personnel into taking up roles within the scaffolding industry official.
“In the past year, we have begun promoting the variety of highly-skilled, well-paid and rewarding careers available in our industry to the Armed Forces community and have outlined plans to increase these efforts in the coming years.
“We recognise the skill sets of ex-servicemen and women, which is why we’ve created a funding pot to provide an extra incentive to consider a career in scaffolding. We believe this pot will help them transition as seamlessly as possible from the Forces to the scaffolding industry, providing many individuals with a long-term career and the UK scaffolding industry with the workforce it needs to continue to thrive.”